Say the word “autumn” and you evoke images of brightly-hued leaves, baskets of apples and harvests of pumpkins. In New York City, especially for parents of four-year-olds and older students looking to transition next year, you also provoke anxiety about the admissions process: when can you visit schools, what will they require of you and of your children, how can you tell if a school is the right school for your child and your family?
Exploring community, angles, our solar system, and more. Happy Holidays to ALL!!
Last Week at Portfolio: sequences, 3-D modeling, 3-D printing, presenting who we are to the school, and more...
This Week at Portfolio: What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to be me? Creating lessons for Google Science Journal App, a trip to New York Hall of Science, and more.
It's been a busy few weeks, with a successful "Work-in-Progress" night shared with families.
It was a week of celebration, creativity, and community bonding - Portfolio style! Check out who visited us to celebrate, create, learn, and play!
"When we listen, we learn more.
Be patient, kind, and respectful.
Try your best. If you hit a small problem,
it’s no big deal."
- from Portfolio’s Kids Constitution
How do ideas become a creation?
How do individuals become a team?
How does a traveler to Mars become a Martian? These are questions we are exploring as we learn, not only about Mars, but even more importantly, about ourselves.
How might we get to Mars? Rocket? Bus? Sun beam? Bridge? Balloons? Elevator?
You never know what might happen when learning and creativity emerge from student interest and student ideas!
We're creating—with words and materials—and planning for our trip to Mars...