E-Connections

Students view a local problem with a global lens

This week's E-Connections feature demonstrates how Mercer Island students learned from Mercer Island's Boil-Water Advisory.
 
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video icon   Fall 2014, 2020 Vision Spotlight | "All I need to know in life I learned in kindergarten"

 
All I need to know I learned in kindergarten video
 
Do you remember hearing that everything you need to know in life you learned in kindergarten? West Mercer Elementary kindergarten teacher Veronica Golden agrees!

In the two-minute video linked above, take a look at how she personalizes language learning through sign language and music and helps her kindergarten students develop their social intelligence, citizenship and responsible decision-making skills.

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  • School district hosting two K-2 literacy information sessions Oct. 16

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  • New bus route to replace MIHS routes 203 & 205 starting Sept. 29

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Mercer Island, an island community located at the southern end of Lake Washington and 10 minutes from Seattle, is joined to the city of Seattle by the Interstate 90 floating bridge and to the City of Bellevue by the east channel bridge. The City of Mercer Island serves primarily as a residential area for approximately 22,700 people, most of whom are employed in professional and managerial positions in Seattle and the surrounding areas. More info...