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Skyline Discovery Lab Highlights - Kindergarten

February 2024:


The k-2 Global Education students researched different ways people protect their homes from strong wind. The used the Engineering Design Process to build around a home to protect it from strong winds. Since testing is a crucial step in the EDP to see if your design works, we used a hair dryer to test out our designs and it sure was fun!



Ozobots - I love to introduce Ozobots to our little ones as they like to draw and color so much. We had fun with easy-to-operate, and friendly little ozobots. We learned how to draw tracks and add different color codes so that ozobots can do fun things.



Wayne Thiebaud-inspired Popsicles made with recycled, mixed-media materials. All of these projects will be displayed at our “Earthy Otters” STREAM night, which is why we are focusing on the use of recycled materials.


Physical Education

K-6th grade: February was American Heart Month. To celebrate, students learned and practiced their jump roping skills! Jump roping is an excellent cardio exercise to keep our hearts healthy. Students learned how to do several jump roping tricks, partner jump roping tricks and team jump roping. We also challenged ourselves to jump rope for 1-2- or 3 minutes straight without stoping or making mistakes, or at least 20 times in a row for kinders!


Media Center*

We are reading the five books nominated for California Young Reader Medal and everyone will get to vote for their favorite book.



In music, form is the order of the sections of a piece of music. We, among other things, have been exploring how letter names (Part A, Part B, Part C) as well as other section labels (introduction, interlude, coda, verse, chorus) can be used to map out the form of a piece of music. As a result of mapping out the form of a piece of music, we can visually see how the music is organized and more-easily identify patterns in the music.

After mapping out the music's form, we recently have been using a variety of avenues (creative movement with scarves, playing various handheld percussion, our critical listening skills) to play/move along with various selections of classical music (including selections from Tchaikovsky's music for the Nutcracker ballet).


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