Weekly Feature: A Window into our Classrooms

October 20th, 2017

In José’s 4/5 Multiage class, the first unit of inquiry engaged students in creating the country of their dreams. They created a flag, map, currency, and discussed civil rights. Students were able to express their creativity while Jose encouraged their individuality. What a great way to start the year together!   Jose Diaz is a Read More »

Weekly Feature: A Window into our Classrooms

October 10th, 2017

During our most recent assembly, Sergio and Lucia shared a beautiful and comprehensive presentation about their families and home in Spain and had the gym singing and dancing to a silly song. View their presentation here and learn more about our amazing Amity Interns in the following interview! The Amity Intern Teaching Program is an Read More »

Weekly Feature: A Window into our Classroom

October 7th, 2017

This week, we began our “amigos lectures” or reading buddies programs.  Every class has a reading buddy class.  Older buddies wrote letters to their younger friends and shared a book with them. We will have reading buddies at least once a month. This is one way in which MIS offers an inquiry based learning environment that Read More »

Weekly Feature: A Window Into Our Classrooms

September 29th, 2017

As we start a new month we focus on a new IB profile word: open minded. 2/3 classes have enjoyed class field trips to the American Indian Heritage Week at UM and the People’s Center in Pablo. During experiential learning and in the classroom, students explored the line of inquiry how indigenous cultures may influence beliefs and values of Read More »

Weekly Feature: A Window Into Our Classrooms

September 22nd, 2017

Annual Giving has allowed us to purchase new technology for MIS students. Smartboards are used in classrooms, Chromebooks allow for greater accessibility at all ages, and iPads are checked out for reading, math, Google Earth and more. We have four classroom sets of computers, allowing four classrooms to work with technology on a one to Read More »

Weekly Feature: A Window Into Our Classrooms

September 14th, 2017

The first familias assembly was held last Friday at MIS. Every student in the school is assigned to a “familia,” a multi-age small group that allows for all students to have a closer connection at all grade levels. In our first assembly, the familias came up with familia names based upon the IB attitude words Read More »

Weekly Feature: A Window Into Our Classrooms

June 8th, 2017

A month ago, some 8th grade Spanish students were incredible risk takers and decided to enter a poetry contest the organization Mundus Maris created to raise awareness on the importance on taking care of the Oceans. Today, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate World Oceans Day than by congratulating both Gillian and Read More »

Weekly Update: A Window Into Our Classrooms

May 31st, 2017

MIS IB Award Winners For 2016/2017… Kindergarten/1st Grade John’s Class: Nico – Balanced Sofia – Inquirer Lucas – Inquirer Owen – Inquirer Hudson – Inquirer Esme – Inquirer Betty – Inquirer Jack – Knowledgeable Solomon – Open-Minded Carmen – Reflective Logan – Risk-Taker Ava – Risk-Taker Owen – Risk-Taker Camas – Risk-Taker Sarah – Thinker Read More »

Weekly Feature: A Window Into Our Classrooms

May 24th, 2017

Preschool… Diana talks about her preschool class: The preschoolers are working on the Community unit, under the Transdisciplinary theme, “How we organize ourselves.” An inquiry on how people communicate, collaborate and work together to build communities. This month, we have been very active and visiting various places in Missoula. We’ve been to Bernice’s Bakery, The Read More »

Weekly Feature: A Window Into Our Classrooms

May 19th, 2017

Familias… MIS has 13 familias; they are small groups of students, from all grades, who meet about once a month. The younger students look up to the older students, who get to experience being leaders for their younger school mates. The familias get to do art together, share their thoughts and feelings, and learn from Read More »

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