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Math Nights at Walden School

Walden School’s Math Nights were a success! At interactive work stations, parents solved problems and riddles, estimated, measured, found patterns, explored visual models and manipulatives, and learned all about Walden’s new math curriculum, Bridges in Mathematics. Developed by The Math Learning Center, Bridges is an inquiry-based approach to math education that focuses on developing in students a deep understanding of math concepts, proficiency with key…

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Four Activities that Will Foster Your Kid’s Love for Music

Music’s effect on learning has long been recognized, with research reinforcing the relationship between music and cognitive development. Outside of the developmental benefits, music can…

Assumption Spotlight on Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

abvm-10-30-2018-1st-740 At Assumption, Junior High Students are paired with a student from a primary grade as part of a buddy system. During the year, primary grade students will attend Mass with their Junior High buddies and enjoy special days with them, such as holiday celebrations. TK…

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K-12 Students Begin Digital Citizenship Coursework

During the October 9, 2018 South Pasadena Unified School District School Board meeting, administrators announced an updated digital citizenship scope and sequence designed for kindergarten…

Polytechnic School: How Does Your Garden Grow?

large_news1039435-740 First-graders went on a field trip this morning to a local nursery to choose plants for their garden. This afternoon, the students planted the purchases with their fifth-grade reading buddies. The Class of 2030 will tend to the garden throughout the year. Polytechnic School, 1030…

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How to Improve Your Child’s Creative Writing Skills

Children are all born with specific talents and a propensity to excel in a particular subject. For some, creative writing comes naturally, while others may…

Barnhart School’s 4th Grade History STEAM Project has Begun

barnhart-school-10-11-2018-740 Barnhart School’s 4th grade history STEAM project has begun! Topographical maps of California’s four regions- and they made play dough for the mountains! Stay tuned for some final products… Barnhart School, 240 West Colorado Blvd., Arcadia, (626) 446-5588 or visit www.barnhartschool.org.          …

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Visiting Poly Parent Sails Through World History

Recently sophomores read about the Age of Exploration in Perspectives on World History. Poly parent Chris Halsted (LA Maritime Institute) took them several fathoms deeper…

Marshall Fundamental 6th Grade Students Get a Fresh Look at Jazz and Skateboarding

mfs-10-03-2018-1st-740 As Mr. Eric Rodriguez’s 6th Grade students poured into their seats they had no clear idea what lied ahead. What they knew was the time, place, and location. They heard about Jason Moran and the Bandwagon event at the Ford Theater on Friday, September 28th.…

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Sneak Peek of WSMA Design Lab in Pictures

Washington STEAM Multilingual Academy had a fantastic morning on Saturday giving families a sneak peek of their new Design Lab. Students loved the STEAM Arcade Hour while parents learned about the middle school programs including Spanish Dual Language Immersion, Math Academy, and STEAM. Washington STEAM Multilingual Academy, 1505 N. Marengo Ave., Pasadena, (626) 396-5830 or visit www.pusd.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=37.              

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