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Summer SAVY 2022/Session 1 – Matter Mysteries for Rising 1st/2nd Grade

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Summer SAVY, Session 1 Day 3, Common and Practical Chemistry (5th – 6th)

Jun. 12, 2024—Dear Parents, Welcome to the third day of SAVY 2024-Practical and Common Chemistry Carnival. Today, your child dove into the fascinating concepts of density and buoyancy. We reaffirmed our class expectations by reciting the class creed.  The students have excelled in establishing a secure classroom and campus environment, holding each other responsible, ensuring all classmates...

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Summer SAVY, Session 1 Day 3, Ancient Roots and Ruins (5th – 6th)

Jun. 12, 2024—Happy Wednesday! Today was “gladiator” day in Ancient Roman Ruins! We started with a “myth-busting” activity to discern fact from fiction concerning the ancient gladiators. From there, we learned about the most famous gladiators and, of course, the Colosseum in which the gladiators performed! In order to fully understand the construction of the Colosseum, students...

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Summer SAVY, Session 1 Day 3, Industrial Engineering (3rd – 4th)

Jun. 12, 2024—Industrial Engineers and their Families, Today, like every day, we started our day in Morning Meeting. To conclude our meeting, we watched a video about Lillian Gilbreth, who is a Purdue alumna known as the Mother of Engineering. She pioneered the entire field of industrial engineering as one of the first women in engineering and one of the first people to transfer the Engineering Design Process to...

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Summer SAVY, Session 1 Day 3, Cryptology Sect.2 (3rd – 4th)

Jun. 12, 2024—Wonderful Wednesday was moving and grooving in Cryptology 101. Gifted learners are often challenged by working in partnerships or teams. Our group is doing an excellent job of capitalizing on each others’ strengths to find the clues and decode the pages of our story. Great teamwork! We know that the time the feast was stolen...

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Summer SAVY, Session 1 Day 3, Cryptology Sect.1 (3rd – 4th)

Jun. 12, 2024—How can it be Wednesday already?   Gifted learners are often challenged by working in partnerships or teams. Our group is doing an excellent job of capitalizing on each other’s strengths to find the clues and decode the pages of our story. We know that the time the feast was stolen is a crucial piece of...

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Summer SAVY, Session 1 Day 3, The Makings of America (3rd – 4th)

Jun. 12, 2024—Today, we began by continuing our examination of key battles in the Revolutionary period. In the North, we examined Bunker Hill and Saratoga, in the Middle, Trenton and Brandywine, and finally, in the South, Sullivan’s Island and Kings Mountain. The students were able to see who was victorious, how many casualties were lost, and the...

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Summer SAVY, Session 1 Day 3, Intro to Chemical Engineering (1st – 2nd)

Jun. 12, 2024—Good afternoon, SAVY families! Today was full of engineering success for your youngsters, and we got to “dig in” to some play dough creation!  We began the day with a discussion of properties: what they are and how we can categorize them. We took common classroom objects and described their properties, including color, texture, materials,...

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Summer SAVY, Session 1 Day 3, Encounters with Measurement (1st – 2nd)

Jun. 12, 2024—Dear SAVY Families,  Hello! We had another day filled with learning and discovery at SAVY Summer 2024 Session One: Encounters with Measurement. The mathematicians once again exceeded expectations today, and I am eager to tell you about it!  We started the day reviewing linear measurements, such as length, perimeter, and area. We discussed that linear...

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Summer SAVY, Session 1 Day 2, Common and Practical Chemistry (5th – 6th)

Jun. 11, 2024—Dear Parents,  Welcome to the second exciting day of SAVY 2024- Practical and Common Chemistry!! We had a fantastic day including making homemade ice cream!  Here is a snapshot of what your child learned today.   We reinforced our daily expectations using our class creed, SAVY. The students have done a wonderful job of creating...

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Summer SAVY, Session 1 Day 2, Ancient Roots and Ruins (5th – 6th)

Jun. 11, 2024—We had another fun day in Ancient Roman Ruins! This morning, we picked up right where we left off by learning about daily life in the Roman Republic. We studied the patricians and plebian classes, the government structure, the election process for consul members, and the process for joining the senate. We then transformed our...

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Summer SAVY, Session 1 Day 2, Industrial Engineering (3rd – 4th)

Jun. 11, 2024—Industrial Engineers and their Families,   I was so impressed with our simple machine predators! Students used the thinking strategy SCAMPER to promote creative thinking and make changes to design the best predators. An explanation about how each predator worked or why it is the best is included; you can support your learners in adding more details...

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Summer SAVY, Session 1 Day 2, Cryptology Sect.2 (3rd – 4th)

Jun. 11, 2024—It was an amazing day of learning and growing! Those sneaky costumed animals! We are learning more and more with each page we decode. The multiple-meaning words, puns, and idioms are adding so much to our understanding of the language of the book. There were quite a few surprises today; students began to discover that some...

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Summer SAVY, Session 1 Day 2, Cryptology Sect.1 (3rd – 4th)

Jun. 11, 2024—Hello Parents,   What another amazing day of learning and growing we had today! Those sneaky costumed animals! We are learning more and more with each page we decode. The multiple-meaning words, puns, and idioms are adding so much to our understanding of the language of the book. There were quite a few surprises today; students began...

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Summer SAVY, Session 1 Day 2, The Makings of America (3rd – 4th)

Jun. 11, 2024—Today, we continued our study of the events and key figures leading up to the Revolutionary War.  The students read about the Boston Massacre and also the Boston Tea Party.  We had some detailed discussions about right and wrong and propaganda.  We also read some primary source accounts of the Battle at Lexington.  The students...

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Summer SAVY, Session 1 Day 2, Intro to Chemical Engineering (1st – 2nd)

Jun. 11, 2024—Good afternoon SAVY families!  Today was a very insightful day for students! Today’s learning objectives included: I can use the engineering design process; I can explain what a process is and how a process is considered technology; and I can conduct and explain market research.  We began our day by reviewing the term “process” as it...

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