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Spring SAVY 2019, Day 6 – The Water-Energy Nexus (5th/6th)

Mar. 7, 2019—This was the final session for the Water-Energy Nexus course. What a great 6 weeks it has been! I was very impressed with the students. They found creative ways to overcome limitations in some of our experimental activities and engaged the lessons in a way that made me more curious about some of the topics...

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Spring SAVY 2019, Day 6 – Mystery and History (5th/6th)

Mar. 7, 2019—What a great final meeting for our detective historians! What a fun, detecting-filled, and learning-filled six weeks we’ve had.  It is so hard to believe that it is already over.  Our detectives historians did so much hard work and grew so much in their sleuthing skills.  They also learned to work together as a class...

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Spring SAVY 2019, Day 6 – Circuitry, Systems, and Design (3rd/4th)

Mar. 7, 2019—Dear SAVY Parents, What an exciting and action packed final day of Spring SAVY! Right off the bat, students were given an example of how their understanding of electricity and circuitry is harnessed in our information and data age.  How do you store or represent information using electricity?  We shared only a part of this code.org...

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Spring SAVY 2019, Day 6 – Using Algebra to Make and Break Records (3rd/4th)

Mar. 6, 2019—Have you ever seen a man walk on water?  Our final world record involved Mr. Bricka who walked 3,600 miles across the Atlantic Ocean in 60 days.  Students were able to find trends in the data and complete a chart that identified how many miles were traveled over five day increments.  We then took another...

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Spring SAVY 2019, Day 6 – Autobiographies and the Story of You (3rd/4th)

Mar. 4, 2019—It’s hard to believe that Spring SAVY is finished for 2019!   Ms. Adrienne and I have enjoyed working with your kiddos and learning about their lives through their memoirs.    Going forward, our hope is that your student will continue to analyze the different changes they see, both in their personal lives and in...

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Spring SAVY 2019, Day 6 – Witty Wordplay (1st/2nd)

Mar. 4, 2019—Since the system of language letter and number codes produce messages that communicate meaning to the reader, we explored a new secret code that involved numbers and letters that could be decoded and read like a multiplication chart. After students figured out the code, they wrote their names and messages in code and we deciphered...

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Spring SAVY 2019, Day 6 – Wind and Wings: Beginner Biophysics (1st/2nd)

Mar. 4, 2019—We had a great last week! We wrapped up with class discussions about some the big ideas from the class. It was so interesting to listen to students as they made connections with the information from our class and information they knew from other topics. This discussion helped students combine what they learned with their...

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Spring SAVY 2019, Day 6 – Forensic Science (1st/2nd)

Mar. 4, 2019—Parents, It was truly a joy getting to see the instruct this course. I hope your child has left SAVY very excited and inspired to explore new fields of science! I appreciate all of your support and participation at our Open House. Students were thrilled to have you visit our “crime scene” and present their...

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Spring SAVY 2019, Day 6 – Discovering the Third Dimension (Kindergarten)

Mar. 4, 2019—Thank you for sharing in our fun and learning throughout the course and most especially during today’s Shape Museum. Before our museum opened, We used our geometers’ eyes to look closely at the spider views from the bedroom ceilings of two of our students. What furnishings and objects did the shapes represent? What objects were...

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Spring SAVY 2019, Day 5 – The Water-Energy Nexus (5th/6th)

Feb. 25, 2019—Water-Energy Nexus, Lesson 4: Biofuels and Transportation The class this Saturday was a bit on the lighter side (8 or 9 students), but the tighter atmosphere allowed for deeper and more lengthy conversation. · We began by going over the class expectations (respect, raise your hand, don’t touch the experimental materials until instructed) and the...

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