The Kellogg School IB MYP students have had a busy start to the school year. Each class is studying a problematic issue and creating a solution to that issue with a project to benefit others. The level one students have been studying the issue of hunger in their local community and will be hosting an all-school food drive to support the needy in our neighborhood. This food drive will take place from November 26 to December 7. All items collected will be donated to the Maple Morgan Park Food Pantry.
The level 2 and level 3 students are tackling global issues this marking period. The level two students have been examining the lack of opportunity for many women in Kenya and will be hosting a Rafiki bracelet sale to raise money to empower Kenyan women. This sale will take place during the two week period from November 5 to November 16. The bracelets will be available for purchase at Report Card Pick-Up as well.
The level three students have been learning about the importance of preventative health care and the lack of childhood immunizations available in many African countries. They are holding a Shots for Shots basketball challenge to raise money to provide immunizations for African children. The basketball challenge will take place during physical and health education classes for all IB MYP students during the week of October 22-26.
Welcome to another school year. The IB MYP students will be examining local and global issues in their design classes the first quarter and take community and service action to assist others. The sixth grade class will explore the local issue of hunger and will take action to help a local food pantry in a We Scare Hunger Food Drive. The seventh grade class will research poverty in African countries and the importance of empowering women to generate a source of income through a We Are Rafikis fundraiser. The eighth grade class will learn about immunizations and will host a Shots for Shots fundraiser to fund immunizations in an impoverished African community.
The students are hard at work preparing for the Multicultural Fair. All IB MYP students have been studying different countries in Africa, Asia, Central America and Antilles, Europe, Oceania, and South America.
The level one students are creating 3-dimensional cubes to share basic country information, such as capital city, population, size, major industries, religions, and traditions and holiday celebrations.
The level two students are creating tri-fold poster board focusing on the impact of industrialization on their country, as well as any other information learned throughout the researching process.
The level three students are creating a Prezi presentation to compare and contrast a typical day of a teenager from the country they are studying with a teenager here in the United States of America.
I look forward to seeing finished products at the Multicultural Fair on the evening of Thursday, April 26, from 5:30 to 6:30 P.M.
We had a wonderfully productive and successful first quarter. All three MYP classes studied under the umbrella topic of water usage and the water crisis in Africa. For the second quarter, the content will shift. Sixth graders will be examining how music influences lifestyle and will create a musical instrument, seventh graders will examine the nutritional values of snacking food items and will create an advertisement to encourage people to make healthier choices, and the eighth grade students will create multi-purpose furniture in response to the growing space constraints in major urban cities throughout the world.
Hello, and welcome back! I am looking forward to another great school year!
All IBMYP students have started off the year examining the water crisis in Africa. The 6th grade students have been researching the water crisis in general and some possible solutions. They will be creating a Prezi to share their new-found information. The 7th grade students are focusing on the choices we make that impact water usage. They will be informing others via a public service announcement. The 8th grade students are examining water purification methods and will create a water purification system.
We have watched videos, researched on computers, gone on a water walk, and have been visited by a guest speaker. All three classes will be participating in a walk-a-thon on October 20th to raise money to rehabilitate a well in a village in Kenya. Our goal as MYP students is to raise $1000!!
Check back in soon to see our progress!
The 4th quarter has begun! We have completed the career unit, and will start off the new quarter with new units.
The sixth grade will examine advertising techniques and create a PSA to improve voter turnout.
The seventh grade will look at trash and how to repurpose discarded items to cut down on landfill.
The eighth grade will examine living spaces and will design a piece of furniture to serve multiple purposes.
The Robert Crown Health Center will be coming to Kellogg School on Tuesday, April 25 to present programs about puberty, the beginnings of life, teen sexual choices, and the science behind drug prevention to grades 5 through 8, respectively. Field trip forms and the $5 fee should be turned in by Monday, April 3. The form is on the downloadable page if it was lost and needs to be reprinted.
The seventh grade class was invited to attend the We Day Celebration at the Allstate Arena on March 1. It was a wonderful sharing of the amazing works being done by teens across the city and surrounding suburbs.
The 7th grade students were given a "shout out" for their random acts of kindness as well as the upcoming blood drive in April. Way to go, Kellogg!
We were fortunate enough to have a visit last week from Marijus Gudynas, Consul General of Lithuania. He spoke to all IB Middle Years Programme students about the history of Lithuania and about his responsibilities working for the consulate.
We will be having a member of the Lithuanian Consulate here on February 9 to share about Lithuania's culture, history, and politics. This will be a nice follow-up activity to our Multicultural Fair.
As we begin the second semester, we will continue working to complete the career unit. Each student in the IBMYP will need to determine how he/she will present the material learned about careers, degrees needed, and possible college choices. I look forward to seeing the finished products by the beginning of March.
I am excited to be beginning my third year as the IB Coordinator at Kellogg School. In addition to coordinating, I am teaching Design to all Level 1, 2, and 3 students and an algebra course to selected 8th grade students.