Oct
28
2016

In the Style of Van Gogh

Art teacher Charlene Freeman recently taught the Middle School students about painting in the style of Van Gogh. See several of them in this post. These paintings and more are on the wall in the upstairs hallway of Building 2 at North Creek, if you’d like to see them for yourself.

Oct
26
2016

When Doughnuts Explain Mitosis

Woodinville Montessori High School biology students recently showed all the stages of mitosis through decorated doughnuts, then presented slideshows of their projects (linked below). Watch to see how they illustrated the process and demonstrated what they learned. The Process of Mitosis Stages of Mitosis Stages of Mitosis

Oct
07
2016

Lab investigations

High School Biology students work on a lab to investigate the properties of catalase.

Oct
07
2016

Learning algebra

Math students work with card material to learn the properties of algebra.

Oct
04
2016

Modigliani-Inspired Art

By Sarah A., ’21 In our first art class, Ginkgo students created Amedeo Modigliani-inspired drawings. Amedeo Modigliani was an Italian artist who liked to paint people with elongated necks and eyes that are pretty high up. These paintings are supposed to look elegant and graceful. We first drew with a pencil and then filled in […]

Sep
30
2016

The Cycle of Life

Middle School students performed skits about the water, nitrogen and carbon cycles in Life Science class.

Sep
01
2016

Summertime, math time

This summer, Middle School teacher Alaine Davis completed an 8-week online course through Stanford University called “How to Learn Math—for Teachers,” by Jo Boaler, Stanford professor of Math Education. She learned a great deal about students' attitudes towards math, the importance of mathematical collaboration and ways to improve students’ number sense. She expects to use […]

Sep
01
2016

First day of 2016-2017 school year

Students in the Middle School classroom created an impromptu sculpture on the first day of school.

Jul
29
2016

U of C seminar was a trip highlight

By Ivy M. ’17 On the Wednesday of our Chicago trip, I went with the rest of the 11th-graders and Sharon as we split off from the rest of the Ash class. Together, we had the opportunity to sit in on a University of Chicago seminar class on a portion of W.E.B. Du Bois’ “The […]

Jul
29
2016

Startling to learn about 1968 Democratic Convention

By Emery A. ’17 During the trip to Chicago, the first of several museums we visited had many exhibits on the history of Chicago. These typically included such things as prominent inventions and industries present in Chicago, especially the prevalence of hot dogs and the meat industry overall. However, what really grabbed my attention was […]

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