It has been very comforting and productive to finally move back into a normal full-time routine after several weeks of interruptions from mother nature! This week we are finishing up our Social Studies Unit on the Maya, Aztec and Inca civilizations. Children have zoomed in on a specific civilization and self-selected a way to show what they know about that culture. Mediums for the kids to demonstrate their understanding include posters, travel brochures, skits, songs, Kahoots and Google slide shows. Ask your child what they are working on! We have been super impressed with the kids’ creativity and motivation to show what they know in unique and entertaining ways! This is a great reminder that students are more successful when they have a choice in how they are demonstrating their knowledge. This type of diversity in assessment also philosophically supports our soon-to-be middle schoolers upcoming transition to the IB program.