Are you curious about our approach to Multi-Age Grouping, including our Cluster system? Watch the video to learn more about this important aspect of how we organize classrooms and learning at PS1.
Reasons To Be Proud
In the Olders Cluster, students examined the role of the press in reporting, reflecting, and shaping public opinion. Students explored different aspects of the First Amendment, political cartoons, front page news, and social media. Then they toured the LA Times Printing Plant to see firsthand how news stories go from the press room to your doorstep.
In the newest Teaching & Learning Blog Post, we explore the theme of Learning Goals. What do we mean by learning goals and how do teachers set these goals throughout the curriculum? CLICK HERE to read more from Nancy Harding, PS1's Assistant Head for Teaching & Learning.
The newest issue of Periscope is the result of a two-year research project we performed to determine the salient characteristics of a PS1 graduate. What qualities can you expect to see in your child upon graduation? Look inside to read about each characteristic on the "Portrait" Chart, as well as the teachers' descriptions of each one in action. Enjoy!
This year, PS1 enhances its afterschool Clubhouse enrichment offerings with two interdisciplinary Spanish and Art classes for ages 5-7 and 8-12.
Teachers John and Aarika note, "We knew we would want to move below the surface and age appropriately uncover this brutally painful aspect of our history. We knew that we wanted to consider the information from a variety of angles." What resulted was a rich and powerful multidisciplinary and project-based study that students will remember forever.
PS1 Olders students showed off their knowledge of the Periodic Table by hosting an event filled with scientific demonstrations, abstract art, and experimentation!
At PS1, science is about students learning to observe, record, hypothesize, examine, and experiment to develop their scientific problem-solving skills. Learn more about our hands-on science and design-thinking programs by reading the full blog post written by PS1's Assistant Head for Teaching & Learning, Nancy Harding, PhD.
Students from PS1's community service club, PS Serves, take the lead on their donation drive for local non-profit, The People Concern.
It is with great pleasure we introduce Alan Ball as our Advancement Director. Click to read more about him and the role that he serves at PS1!