Indigo Cluster (Grades 2-3)

Welcome To indigo.clusteratme.com (Indigo Cluster)--Regina Jeffery & Stacy Messaye

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Have you seen a look of wonder and awe on your child’s face recently? When children have the freedom to explore, these expressions come naturally, as do teaching and learning opportunities.  Wonder surrounds us everywhere! In Indigo Cluster, our theme is Wonder and Exploration.

Our Earth Year takes us on a student-led journey wondering and exploring Mother Earth.  Students will learn about the diverse life forms that inhabit this planet, and study them from a multitude of perspectives.  And what about going beyond our world to our universe? In our alternate Space Year, children are intrigued about space and their natural curiosity leads them to explore far beyond our planet.

Indigo's thematic curriculum is developed around student interests and wonderings, which may lead to scientific explorations in geology, botany, zoology, archaeology, paleontology, physics, magnetism, astronomy, and engineering.  Students venture to discover new ways to interact and problem solve by exploring long ago, today, and looking forward to the future.   Indigo Students also wonder and explore about people who make a difference, the amazing contributions they have made, and their impact on the world.  

The Engineering Design Process is an integral part of student learning and exploration. The process begins with a wondering.  It involves asking a question or defining the problem, brainstorming solutions, and then accessing and using information as well as acquired knowledge to develop a solution.  Using project based learning, they are challenged to apply this knowledge in new and useful ways using an invent to learn model.  Students create, build, and test their solutions and are not afraid to fail.  They work, often cooperatively, to revise approaches and try again to improve their outcome. The Engineering Design process is not only used and applied in science but is an approach to teaching and leaning integrated throughout Indigo’s curriculum and encouraged in daily life.  Technology is fully integrated into several steps of this process as a tool of exploration, application, and creative presentation of knowledge.

We are excited each time a child discovers something for the first time!  We encourage them to take risks, push the limits, and explore our world a little further. We strive to provide opportunities for students to explore actively, interact, and communicate with others thoughtfully, and feed a child’s inquisitive nature.   Indigo Cluster is a child-centered community of learners using a variety of strategies and methodologies to meet the needs of our diverse learners.  Children are empowered to share and expand their thinking, while diverse perspectives and strategies are honored. 

Imagine the possibilities when a child is allowed to explore and construct knowledge through their experiences and interests. We provide a hands-on, project based, thematic experience that allows children to touch, hold, move and experience to construct foundational knowledge.   Technology and the arts are fully integrated daily and embedded throughout projects. 

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REMINDER: Materials Pick up (Article)

Submitted by Indigo Teacher on Oct 2 (last updated Oct 2)

Our Materials Pick-Up is today from 1:15-3:00 in the teacher's parking lot where the entrance to the office is located.  Please make sure your child's name is written large and visible on the dashboard on the passenger side. Make sure you have your mask on and there is no need to exit the car.

Indigo Cluster Weekly News Sept. 21-25, 2020 (Article)

Submitted by Indigo Teacher on Sep 20 (last updated Oct 1)

Indigo Cluster Weekly News

September 21, 2020-September 25, 2020

 

Happy Fall Everyone! We hope you are doing well and are continuing to be safe.  After this week, the weekly news will come through as an announcement in Seesaw for Families. If you have not already, please make sure you have accepted the invite to connect or filled out the Google form to be invited. Thank you to all of you who are already connected! 


 

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REMINDER: Meeting at 1:15pm (Article)

Submitted by Indigo Teacher on Sep 18 (last updated Sep 18)

I know you already know, but a fresh reminder coming across my screen is helpful for me on busy days so doing the same for you. See you at 1:15 using the same parent Zoom link as always.

 

Happy Friday!!

Stacy and Regina

REMINDER: Meeting at 1:15pm (Article)

Submitted by Indigo Teacher on Sep 11 (last updated Sep 11)

Just a reminder that we will have our parent meeting today at 1:15 and you will use the same Parent Meeting Zoom link that you have used for all parent meetings linked for your convenience here

Note, this Zoom link is embedded in Schoology in the Parent Resources page.

See you soon!

Back in Business (Article)

Submitted by Indigo Teacher on Sep 10 (last updated Sep 10)

Ok everybody, 

All zooms are working again in Schoology. After much sweating, troubleshooting and persevering here we are. LIVING THE GROWTH MINDSET. Thanks for your patience.

Make it a great day!

Zoom issue update (Article)

Submitted by Indigo Teacher on Sep 10 (last updated Sep 10)

Issues continue so please use the Language Arts Zoom to join this morning while we troubleshoot.

Thanks!

Stacy and Regina

Zoom issue (Article)

Submitted by Indigo Teacher on Sep 10 (last updated Sep 10)

Good morning all,

Zoom is having some issues this morning allowing log in through Schoology or an error message with the meeting ID, or not being allowed to start  Zoom meeting at all. All Open staff reporrt having some or all of these issues.  At present, Zoom is not even letting me log in with or without Schoology. Please be patient and keep trying or use other means to log in. We will keep you posted.

Thank you,

Stacy and Regina

Indigo Cluster Weekly News Sept. 7-11, 2020 (Article)

Submitted by Indigo Teacher on Sep 7 (last updated Sep 7)

September 7, 2020-September 11, 2020

 

We hope you all have had a well rested and much deserved break!  We are getting back into the swing of things but living the growth mindset so we want you to know that we will be updating and changing a few things. PLEASE READ ON TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE AWARE OF THE NEW CHANGES AND PROCEDURES.  

 

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Week 2 August 24-28 (Article)

Submitted by Indigo Teacher on Aug 23 (last updated Aug 25)

Hello Incredible Indigo Families!

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