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Spring SAVY 2020: Day 3 – Unpacking the Magic of Harry Potter (5th/6th)

Feb. 25, 2020—Greetings, SAVY parents! We were so glad to share our classroom with you this afternoon. The students have worked really hard over the last few weekends, and they’ve all been so incredibly fun to work with. We look forward to reading all the great works of literature and criticism that your students will inevitably write...

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Spring SAVY 2020: Day 3 – Biochemistry (5th/6th)

Feb. 25, 2020—In our Third Week of Spring SAVY 2020, Biochemistry course: We began the third week of the biochemistry course by recapping what we covered through the first two weeks through a journaling activity. The students were very excited about the activity where we took either their first or last names and compiled the amino acid...

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Spring SAVY 2020: Day 3 – Creative Contraptions w/Ms. Polk (3rd/4th)

Feb. 25, 2020—Hello SAVY parents! Saturday’s session was packed with lots of learning of engagement. This week we learned about our first simple machine, the lever.  The students were able to watch a video that demonstrated to them the three types of levers. In each lever the position of the fulcrum was the determining factor for the...

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Spring SAVY 2020: Day 3 – Circuitry, Systems, and Design (3rd/4th)

Feb. 25, 2020—Dear SAVY Parents, What an exciting and action-packed, final day of SAVY!  We hit the learning discoveries hard – literally, by de-engineering an electronic device to discover and observe the internal circuits and parts.  Yes, there were hammers and screw-drivers involved, but we were able to discuss import assumptions about their functions and develop those...

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Spring SAVY 2020: Day 3 – Secrets of the Moli Stone (1st/2nd)

Feb. 25, 2020—The Secrets of the MoLi Stone have been revealed! Our last session did not disappoint! Students learned about the Chinese numeration system, solved the symbols on the MoLi Stone, and created their own number system! Although many students had guessed the MoLi Stone had Chinese numbers on it, they found out they were correct Saturday...

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