We LOVE our 2nd Grade Core Virtue Buddies! To get to know one another better, the Pre-K and 2nd graders got together and created a collaborative painting. On one half of the face you will see each student created a self portrait, demonstrating how they see themselves. Then on the other half of the face the child’s buddy painted them, showing how they “see their buddy”. At the end we shared something that was special about one another. It was truly a great way to learn about one another while expressing ourselves artistically at the same time!
Design with Mr. Lenz & Mr. Seehausen
The first few weeks of school brought a lot of activity to the new design lab. As new teachers to Seven Peaks, we have been working hard to understand the school, its students, and collaborate with teachers in order to integrate design thinking with their current lesson plans. So far everything has gone extremely well, and the kids’ excitement and curiosity for the design lab has made the space even more rewarding. We are finally approaching 100% as we put the final touches on the design lab space. We worked long days all summer and built the lab from scratch with the help of other staff members, students, and volunteers. Recently we shut down the lab for two days to complete the installation of a dust collection system, but now that we have it in place, we can begin woodworking projects that require air filtration to keep our lab clean and safe.
One of the best aspects of the design lab is its accessibility to all grade levels. Our PK and K students came in to design sun shades to keep some of their stuffed animals cool. They were teeming with curiosity and used some of our kid friendly tools to construct their unique sun shade designs out of materials we have in the lab.