|The global religion landscape|
Seventh-graders in Mr. Mook's World History class analyze data and discuss how religion is impacting the world today.
|Spelling and phonics|
First-graders in Ms. Fernandez's class hone their spelling strategies and refine their grasp of phonics with timely help from Ms. Fernandez.
Second-graders in Mrs. Orth's class, under the direction of Lower School Technology Integrationist Kimberly Marlow, use crayon and pencil on graph paper for an introductory look at programming. Students used codes and symbols to complete a basic form of algorithmic problem-solving.
Kindergarten students in Mrs. Gancedo's class complement a math lesson by cutting out shapes to make Geo Cats.
|Mr. Hulm and the temple of artifacts|
Sixth-graders in Mr. Hulm's history class enjoy the first of Mr. Hulm's many in-class personas that appear throughout the year, as he becomes Dr. Indiana Jones for an artifact challenge. Students are presented artifacts and given five minutes to divine as much information as possible about the artifacts' origins and purpose.
Fourth-graders in Mrs. Mohandesi's class, with the help of fourth grade teaching assistant Ms. Kelley, break into groups to work on different aspects of place value in the Math in Focus curriculum.
|Spelling and searching|
Second-graders in Mrs. Izbicki's class complete a spelling exercise before moving on to a word search.
Kindergarten students in Mrs. Pappas' class rotate through a series of literacy stations in which they focus on reading, writing, rhyming, reflecting and more.
|Head of School's Message: Sept. 15|
As the bus returning the eighth grade class from their backpacking trip pulled onto the 210 East, I overheard one of the students describe the San Gabriels as “low and sad.” Locals might challenge that description, but after a week in the Jennie Lakes Wilderness tucked between Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in the Sierras it was hard to disagree.
Accompanied by a Chandler faculty member and two instructors from the Boojum Institute, the Anza-based company we contract with to run our outdoor education programs, each eighth grade advisory group spent six days camping, hiking and clambering around the back country. Students carry on their backs everything they need for the trip. It is an unplugged, elemental experience that teaches hard and soft skills. Students learn to read topographic maps, assemble, light white gas stoves, erect tents, prepare food and identify flora and fauna.
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