Indigo Cluster (Grades 2-3)

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

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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Daily Update: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 (Article)

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Daily Update: Monday, March 30, 2020 (Article)

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Good morning Indigo Cluster Families,

Daily Update: Friday, March 27, 2020 (Article)

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Hello Indigo Families,

Daily Update: Wednesday, March 26, 2020 (Article)

Submitted by Indigo Teacher on Mar 26 (last updated Mar 26)

Good morning all,

Just a reminder that we have a Zoom meeting scheduled for today at 9:30 am. Remember to bring your planet research and your brave voice to share with us. See the email invitation sent last night for call in information.

Today is our super fun Thursday schedule! Some great resources are being offered by our specialists and sent by Ms. Cass in her Supporting One Another: Remote Learning emails for this week. Check them out and enjoy P.E. with Coach Jolyene, Art with Ms. Nichole, and Music with Mr. Cline. 

Daily Update: March 25, 2020 (Article)

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Hello Awesome Indigo Families,

Daily Update: March 24, 2020 Revised (Article)

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Good morning Indigo Families,

Daily Update: March 24, 2020 (Article)

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Good morning Indigo Families,

Math Zoom Review/Support (Article)

Submitted by Indigo Teacher on Mar 23 (last updated Mar 24)

Good evening Indigo families,

Daily Update: March 23, 2020 (Article)

Submitted by Indigo Teacher on Mar 23 (last updated Mar 23)

Hello Indigo Cluster Families,

Welcome to Week 2 of Remote Learning. With week 1 under your belt, we hope that you have settled into a routine that is more manageable and productive. We know Week 1 involved some hiccups, bumps, and even some right punches as we all work through this unchartered territory together. Remember, we are in this together.

Indigo Cluster Virtual Meeting Invitation (Article)

Submitted by Indigo Teacher on Mar 19 (last updated Mar 19)

Ms. Messaye and Ms. Regina  is inviting Indigo Cluster Students to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Indigo Cluster Week 1 Check-In
Time: Mar 20, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Daily Update: March 19,2020 (Article)

Submitted by Indigo Teacher on Mar 19 (last updated Mar 19)

Happy First Day of Spring Indigo Families and Happy Thursday!

As you know, we start the day on Thursdays with our community gathering for assembly. Can I suggest that today, you acknowledge your child for a specific thing that he/she/they has done this week that has been helpful, creative, shown perseverance, or whatever you'd like . We always find increased pride and cooperation follows such acknowledgements whether in front of the whole school or one on one.   

Indigo Cluster Daily News Wednesday, March 18, 2020 (Article)

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

Good Morning Indigo Families!

    How was Day 2 of Remote Learning?  We hope you are all doing well and that your child is beginning to adapt to week 1 of our at home learning program.  We trust you all received the emails yesterday (there were 3 of them) and that you found them helpful in helping to facilitate your child’s learning. Honestly, it helps to have the sun out for everyone to enjoy. Take some time to enjoy the blue skies and sunshine today!  

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Indigo Cluster Suggested Schedule of Learning (Article)

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Suggested Schedule of Learning-Indigo Cluster

Language Arts Continuity of Learning Plan (Article)

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Dear Indigo Families,

Indigo Cluster News March 17, 2020 (Article)

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Hello Indigo Families,

Delayed Email (Article)

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Indigo Families,

Continuity of learning (Article)

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Hello Indigo Cluster Families,

LAUSD announced school closures effective Monday, March 16, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today at school, we are calmed by the carefree spirit of happiness exuding from your children as they enjoyed their Friday free time and we compiled materials to send home with your child today. During this time of flux and so many uncertainties, we revel in the smiles and joy children always seem to bring.  

Spring Conference Sign-Ups (Article)

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

Hi Everyone,

     Spring Conferences are just around the corner.  We are looking forward to meeting with each of you to discuss your child's progress.  You may sign-up for your child's conference below.  You will also be receiving an email soon about volunteering during conference week.  If you are available for maybe an extra hour or two before or after your conference, please consider volunteering to help support our Indigo students during the activities for the week.

Field Trip Chaperones Needed for Next Week-Respond ASAP (Article)

Submitted by Indigo Teacher on Feb 20 (last updated Feb 20)

Hi Wonderful Families,

     First off, thanks sooooooo very much for all the families that have helped to support our Field trip program this year!  We are excited about all the learning that will be taking place as we journey around the city to learn all we can possibly learn about space.  We had a fantastic time at the Griffith Park Observatory yesterday and really appreciate the chaperones that helped to make everything run smoothly.

Field Trip Chaperones Needed for Next Week (Article)

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Field Trip Chaperones Needed

Indigo Cluster News February 2020 (Article)

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Indigo Cluster News 

Wonder and Exploration

February 2020

We apologize in advance - this is going to be a long news update!  Please be sure to read the whole thing. 

Indigo Curriculum Update

Indigo Cluster News December 2019 (Article)

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Wonder and Exploration

December 2019

 

Indigo Update

Homework Update (Article)

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

This week's Homework involves logging into an online reading program that our students have been using in class.  Here is an update as to how to access it from home just in case your child forgets.  Also included is a reminder as to how to access Spelling City.  

Language Arts Online Homework 

Spelling City

JPL Fieldtrip-Chaperones Needed (Article)

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Allergies (Article)

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Hi Everyone,

Back to School Night Reminder (Article)

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Back-to-School Night is Tomorrow!!!

Indigo Cluster News August 2019 (Article)

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Indigo Cluster News 

Wonder and Exploration

August 2019

Indigo Welcome

Indigo Helpers Needed!!! (Article)

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