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### Fall Saturday SAVY, Week 2, Adventures in Algebra (3rd-4th)

Oct. 30, 2023—Welcome back to Adventures in Algebra! We continued our explorations of patterns and algebraic thinking with a hundreds chart exploration! Students identified patterns with multiples. This empowered us to solve for variables on arrays. Once our mathematicians developed rules for navigating the hundreds chart to solve variables, we expanded our skills with arrow math. Given...

### Fall Saturday SAVY, Week 2, Engineering Design: Full STEAM Ahead! (1st-2nd)

Oct. 30, 2023—It was another great day of engineering at SAVY today. To start off our second day, we reviewed the story about Javier building a bridge and discussed the three different bridge types we learned from the previous Saturday. Students then learned about pushes and pulls and the impact they can have on structures. These pushes...

### Fall Saturday SAVY, Week 2, Encounters with Measurement (1st-2nd)

Oct. 30, 2023—Our second Saturday of Encounters with Measurement was a busy one! Following a quick community-building game of “Four Corners”, our young mathematicians got right to work on problem-solving tasks involving measurement. They started the day calculating the differences between estimates and actual measurements made last week. Students engaged in sense-making discussions about reasoning for their original...

### Fall Saturday SAVY, Week 2, Becoming a Botanist (K)

Oct. 30, 2023—To begin on Saturday, we observed the terrariums planted last week and discussed changes. We noticed condensation on the roof of the terrariums and learned about the water cycle.  We then compared two different flowers, using three of our senses to compare them. We discussed the process of pollination and why plants have flowers.  We ended...

### Fall Saturday SAVY, Week 1, In the Mind’s Eye: Truth vs Perception (5th-6th)

Oct. 23, 2023—Hello families! The theme of our day was “Investigating Reality”. We started out, once we had memorized each other’s names backward and forwards, with a Socratic seminar in a circle about the nature of reality. We came up with several different definitions and then discussed how we understand or know reality. Is it empirically with...

### Fall Saturday SAVY, Week 1, Coding and Robotics (5th-6th)

Oct. 23, 2023—The Exciting Adventures of Our Future Robotics Engineers  The first Saturday of class was nothing short of extraordinary. With anticipation and curiosity in the air, our budding engineers embarked on a thrilling adventure that would unleash their creativity, problem-solving skills, and passion for technology. Let’s dive into the incredible experiences of these young minds as...

### Fall Saturday SAVY, Week 1, Superhero Psychology: How Heroes and Villains Think and Feel (3rd-4th)

Oct. 23, 2023—Hello there, parents and friends of the Superhero Psychologists!  Saturday was an exciting day for your children as we kicked off our exploration into the fascinating world of psychology! To break the ice, we started with some fun games, like “two truths and a lie,” which helped the students get to know each other better....

### Fall Saturday SAVY, Week 1, Adventures in Algebra (3rd-4th)

Oct. 23, 2023—Welcome to Adventures in Algebra! Today, we developed our algebra vocabulary with the following words: term, variable, and function. We analyzed growing and repeating patterns and described the patterns with functions. Students developed models to aid in defining the functions.   Students’ algebra skills will be put to the test over the next sessions. Our class...

### Fall Saturday SAVY, Week 1, Engineering Design: Full STEAM Ahead! (1st-2nd)

Oct. 23, 2023—Welcome to Fall SAVY-Engineering Design. This course will allow students to learn about engineering and technology and its impact on history. Over the course of the three Saturdays, the students will have several opportunities to explore the concept of technology, learn about engineering through exploration, and be part of a team that will design and...

### Fall Saturday SAVY, Week 1, Encounters with Measurement (1st-2nd)

Oct. 23, 2023—Our first day of Encounters with Measurement was a blast! What a great way to spend a Saturday! We started the morning with community-building activities. Students identified how we can ensure we are safe, responsible, respectful, and kind throughout our time together. To get to know each other, students shared some of their favorite things...