Tony's High School U.S. History
The U.S. History students started the semester with a unit on indigenous cultures in America. They decided to focus on tribes in the southwest, specifically the Apaches. They've been doing several projects in class to better understand how they lived in the desert, including practicing throwing an at-latl.
To make a tipi, they found saguaro ribs for the frame, and dug them into the ground. They used tarps to make the coverings instead of animal hides.
They also have been making their own adobe bricks to build a fire pit at the Animal Center. They've been experimenting with mixing dirt they harvest from the desert with different materials, such as sand, concrete, and hay, to strengthen the bricks.
Dawn's Jr. High Environmental Science
Dawn's junior high students are working on a recycling program and a composting program for our Kino family. They are passionate about the environment and have some really great ideas. They are also working in the green house!
Dawn's High School Environmental Science
Dawn's high school students have been discussing worldviews, water issues and agriculture. They had our first adventure this week and discovered how little water was at Sweetwater Wetlands! They enjoyed the experience, but they are concerned about water issues in the desert we live in. They also talk about innovation and inspiring people who change the world.
Jennifer S.'s Homeroom
Jennisquirrels's Homeroomies: Eliza, Aurelia, Dillon, Mari, Grace, Lucas, Lorenzo, Selki, Amaya, Sam, Kellen, Z, and Diego
Jennifer S.'s homeroom is right in front of the art center and has lots of cute Mario Bros decorations. So far this year, they've grown a "pet flamingo" in water, which they named Gerald Stevens; played the Loteria; and have answered lots of getting to know you questions. They are looking forward to a field trip to the park and Purple Penguin Candy Shop, and they are already excited for Halloween!
Lisa's Homeroomies: Will, Cadence, Taliyah, Justice, Nurhan, Aidan, Lailah, Elijah, Jack, Kaiya, Nathan, Nico, and Andrew
Lisa's homeroom is in the middle of the north side of the school and is decorated using Legos--they even made Lego nametags for their cubbies! They are have played lots of games so far in homeroom: charades, Pictionary, tag, and other party games. They are looking forward to a field trip today to get boba and more field trips during the year, potentially including a trip to Mt. Lemmon!
Jennifer K.'s Homeroom
Jennifer K.'s Homeroomies: Violet, Luis, Jordan, Nick, McKayla, Zach, Kit, Darion, Carter, Raiden, Janeya
Jennifer K.'s homeroom is in the library and is sloth-themed. They went on a field trip today with Tony's homeroom to the Reid Park Zoo, which is home to a new sloth! In homeroom, they've been playing "would you rather?" and going outside to play basketball. They are looking forward to another fieldtrip to Shamrock Farms next month.
This year, we have 6 homerooms and 3 new homeroom teachers! Homeroom is a unique and important part of Kino. Homerooms meet for 30 minutes at the start and end of every school day. They are mixed aged (K-12) and a place for kids to work together, get to know each other, set goals, and have fun!
Caroline's Homeroomies: Kalliope, Evans, Felix, Grey, Kat, Asher, Joan, Ana, Reese, Danae, Parker, Joseph, and Ridley
This year, Caroline's Homeroom meets on the south side of the school. It's got cool "mythical worlds" decorations, so it's hard to miss! So far, they've been reviewing schedules, learning about medieval snacks, and playing drawing games. They have an exciting "to do" list that includes breakfast, boba, Defy, and game stations!
Neha's Homeroomies: Jaylie, Ellie C., Kaimoku, Myka, Ellie S., Rex, Camrynn, Calen, Quinn, Joey, Leo, and Magic
Neha's homeroom is in the middle of the south side of the school by the south door. So far, they've been playing games like spoons and trivia, coloring, and watching The Lorax. They're looking forward to celebrating homeroom birthdays, going to see a play, and lots more games!
Tony's Homeroomies: Cosme, Archer, Jessara, Rosemary, Noah, Matthew, Sawyer, Sy, Brian, Andres, Sophia, and Maddox
Tony's homeroom is on the south side of the building right in front of the castle. So far this year they've played a heated game of Scattegories, made playdough animals, played basketball, and played a word game called Centipede. They are going to the zoo next Friday and the Botanical Gardens next month!