Ohio’s Oberlin Conservatory of Music visited IAA today to perform both classical and jazz music. They gave workshops to the school choir and school band as part of a musical tour across schools. The Oberlin Conservatory of Music was founded in 1865 and is the second oldest conservatory and oldest continually operating conservatory in the U.S. Thank you @Oberlincon for the outstanding performances and for inspiring our students.
The Primary Homeroom teachers finished a two-part poetry workshop yesterday with Dr. Lois, Assistant Director for Curriculum. They studied children’s poetry, learned new teaching approaches and worked with their colleagues to plan additions to existing poetry units across grade levels. To support literacy at home, Dr. Lois suggests asking children to share their opinion of the reading and give clear reasons for their thinking.
History was made when Manaf Hijjawi was the first driver from Jordan to win a race at the karting finals, the “Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals”.
Manaf came in third in the Rotax World Championship 2018, held in Brasil. This race has become the most prestigious championship in the world of karting that brings together the most talented drivers in the world. Every year competitors from almost 60 countries can qualify for the annual Grand Finals.
Well done Manaf!
The IAA Library Team attended the Jordanian School Librarians Conference held at the Amman Baptist School on 4-5 November. IAA Libraries were integral in establishing and planning the annual bilingual conference. The theme was Librarians Helping Librarians: Collaborate & Innovate. Over 100 librarians and vendors participated in this year’s event. Renee Hobbs, from the University of Rhode Island and the Media Education Lab delivered the keynote address about Information Literacy.
Primary Counsellors Ms Maria Patino and Ms Sophie Hamam presented “Personal Body Safety” content to primary parents. IAA students are made aware of how to keep themselves safe and such efforts need the parents’ support which was the objective of yesterday’s morning session.