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Summer SAVY, Session 2 Day 4, Culinary Anthropology (5th – 6th)

Jun. 21, 2024—Dear Parents, On the final day of Culinary Anthropology, Ms. Omaya and I would like to take a moment to reflect on the incredible journey of discovery and exploration that your children have embarked upon this week.  It has been an absolute joy to witness their curiosity, creativity, and enthusiasm for understanding the phenomena that...

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Summer SAVY, Session 2 Day 4, Biology of the Body (5th – 6th)

Jun. 21, 2024—WOW! What an incredible week we have had in Biology of the Body! I was truly amazed by all the curiosity, work, and effort that this class had to offer! We had such a fun time in our collaborations, projects, and labs! We ended our week by learning about the digestive and immune systems. The...

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Summer SAVY, Session 2 Day 4, Programming and Robotics (3rd – 4th)

Jun. 21, 2024—As a community, we discussed time management as not only a life skill but a group skill. We talked about ways to break up big projects and why having clearly defined roles and tasks is important, making sure there are checkpoints along the way, and when to ask for help. We also explored how to...

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Summer SAVY, Session 2 Day 4, Forces of Nature (3rd – 4th)

Jun. 21, 2024—Today, students embarked on a culminating engineering project using every step of the engineering design process to create functional windmills! The day began with a review of windmill components and their purpose. Then, students brainstormed and designed their windmills using what they learned from yesterday’s sailboat experiment. As the day progressed, students constructed their initial...

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Summer SAVY, Session 2 Day 4, Adventures in Algebra (3rd – 4th)

Jun. 21, 2024—I’m so sad to see the mathematicians leave Adventures in Algebra. We’ve had a wonderful week of learning together.   We wrapped up the week with a final Math Think. Graham Fletcher’s three-act math task challenged us to determine how many cups of sugar are in a case of Mountain Dew with limited information. Mathematicians only...

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Summer SAVY, Session 2 Day 4, Sun and Shadow (1st – 2nd)

Jun. 21, 2024—Dear SAVY Families, I can’t believe our time together at SAVY Summer 2024 Session Two: Sun and Shadow is complete! What an amazing week learning about how the sun makes our day. While shadows were a familiar concept for the SAVY scientists coming into this week, I believe that all of the scientists are more...

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Summer SAVY, Session 2 Day 4, Playing with Words (1st – 2nd)

Jun. 21, 2024—Happy Friday, and thanks for hopping in to read about our last day of Playing with Words! This week has been a literal and figurative adventure as we have learned all about the wonders of language. We laughed, cried (just a few frustrated tears), danced, and smiled our way through the exploration of figurative language...

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Summer SAVY, Session 2 Day 3, Culinary Anthropology (5th – 6th)

Jun. 19, 2024—Dear Parents,  Another great day in Culinary Anthropology is in the books!  We began the day by referring back to General Tso’s chicken to complete our discussion of cultural exchange and fusion cuisine. Students each came up with their own fusion cuisine: from seaweed soda, fish ice cream, and gnocchi curry to an entire tropical...

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Summer SAVY, Session 2 Day 3, Biology of the Body (5th – 6th)

Jun. 19, 2024—Hi Parents! What a wonderful Thursday! Our amazing biologists hit the ground running today with our investigations into the skeletal, muscular, and circulatory systems. We researched the major organs and functions of these systems and recorded our findings in our human body journals. We collaborated within our groups and with other groups to compare our...

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Summer SAVY, Session 2 Day 3, Programming and Robotics (3rd – 4th)

Jun. 19, 2024—We read some exciting news in the SAVY Business Journal (our classroom overhead) – our eight startups combined talent and resources to form a new company focused on research and development: SAVYbotics. The purpose of this exercise was to provide an opportunity to apply teamwork strategies to a new dynamic. As a class, we discussed...

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