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Spring SAVY 2020: Day 3 – Environmental Explorations: Dig It! (K)

Feb. 25, 2020—As our day began, we thought a lot about the needs of Queen Anne’s Island to help us generate more effective ideas for them. We reviewed the problems such as air and water pollution, soil erosion, and lack of community awareness regarding the need to conserve and preserve our natural resources. Our understanding of natural...

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Spring SAVY 2020: Day 2 – Unpacking the Magic of Harry Potter (5th/6th)

Feb. 18, 2020—We had another fantastic day in the wizarding world! Today, we started out with an icebreaker where students chose their favorite wizarding profession–from dragon trainer to Honeydukes’ candy designer, we had a lot of awesome answers. We briefly reviewed what we learned last week about using critical theories to examine portrayals of race, class, and...

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Spring SAVY 2020: Day 2 – Biochemistry: The Language of Life (5th/6th)

Feb. 18, 2020—We began the second week of the biochemistry course by having a journaling session where students shared to the rest of the class what were their favorite activities from the previous week, as well as one new piece of biochemical information that they learned in the first session. It became clear very quickly that students...

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Spring SAVY 2020: Day 2 – Ancient Civilizations (5th/6th)

Feb. 18, 2020—Today was a busy day and we covered a lot of new material! Following a recap of last Saturday’s class, we opened today with a discussion of ancient technologies. Students discussed with each other the role of necessity in innovation. We looked at Eurasian models for the stone age, bronze age, and iron age and...

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Spring SAVY 2020: Day 2 – Creative Contraptions w/Dr. Wesby (3rd/4th)

Feb. 18, 2020—Creative Contraptions Day 2 was awesome! We researched, built, and tested all six simple machines. Wheel & Axle: made of one or more wheels turning on a rod called an axle. Wedge: used to change the direction of a force & increase it. Pulley: wheel turning on an axle and a rope moving in a...

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Spring SAVY 2020: Day 2 – Creative Contraptions w/Ms. Polk (3rd/4th)

Feb. 18, 2020—Hello SAVY parents!  Today’s session started with a review of what was learned in the previous session. The students had a great time battling each other in a game of Jeopardy.  I was really impressed with the amount of knowledge that had been obtained from only one day together! Saturday’s lesson began with a focus...

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Spring SAVY 2020: Day 2 – Circuitry, Systems, & Design (3rd/4th)

Feb. 18, 2020—Dear SAVY Parents, Week 2 of our class was filled with research, active learning projects, demonstrations, and lively discussions pertaining to both issues related to electrical grids and a deeper understanding of how electrical currents work.  Jointly and independently recording our thinking and questions for further consultation was emphasized. We first learned about the blackout events...

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Spring SAVY 2020: Day 2 – Operation Save the Beach (1st/2nd)

Feb. 18, 2020—Greetings SAVY Parents, Day 2 was another excellent day of learning for your SAVY Scholar!  The day started with a morning meeting and playing the game, Find Someone Who.  Students had an opportunity to share something about themselves and learn something about their peers.  We dug a little deeper into our class, Operation Save the...

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

Feb. 18, 2020—Saturday number two had students traveling all over the world! With our overarching concept of systems, we continued to analyze the patterns, groupings, and symbols of different numeration systems. Our first stop was the Land of Treble! In the Land of Treble, everything is in groups of threes. From the tires on cars, to the...

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