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

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Summer SAVY 2022/Session 3 – Robotic Engineering for Rising 5th/6th Grade

Jun. 27, 2022—    Friday: As a community we discussed time management as not only a group skill, but a life 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...

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Summer SAVY 2022/Session 3 – Autobiographies for Rising 5th/6th Grade

Jun. 27, 2022—Friday:  What an amazing ending to our week of work and writing in Autobiographies!  Today your child participated in the Oral Presentation of Reflection – Self-Portrait Assignment.  The children each had the opportunity to voice their carefully crafted stories and as well as engage in discussions about appreciations, questions, and suggestions for future writing.  During the...

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Summer SAVY 2022/Session 3 – Marine Biology for Rising 3rd/4th Grade

Jun. 27, 2022—Friday: Today we wrapped up our learning from the week with review games. Students had the opportunity to present on sea creatures of their choice. We had a great week! Thursday: Today the students learned about the deep sea. We discussed the different sections, the various creatures that lurk down there, and so much more! The students...

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Summer SAVY 2022/Session 3 – Data Discoverers for Rising 3rd/4th Grade

Jun. 27, 2022—Friday: Survey says….Data Discoverers was a success!! What an amazing week we had learning how to be research scientists! You can look at the “data” that your child is bringing home today and realize how much they’ve grown as researchers! Here are some (not all) of the items you will find in your child’s folder. Go...

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Summer SAVY 2022/Session 3 – Industrial Engineering for Rising 3rd/4th Grade

Jun. 27, 2022—Friday: Good evening SAVY students and parents! Today’s lesson gave students the opportunity to apply what they have learned about simple machines, ergonomics, processes, and the concept and measurement of force as they work to improve a factory subsystem.  As students brainstormed design ideas, they were reminded of the information they gathered during Lesson 3 about...

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Summer SAVY 2022/Session 3 – Games Galore for Rising 1st/2nd Grade

Jun. 27, 2022—Friday: We had a fun filled week in Games Galore!  Today the student successfully hosted a Probability Carnival! Students created 11 Carnival Games and posters. Game 1: Ball Dots Drop the ball into slots and aim correctly to get a prize. Game 2: Ball Shot! Throw 3 colored balls into the matching circle to win a prize....

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Summer SAVY 2022/Session 3 – Becoming a Botanist for Rising 1st/2nd Grade

Jun. 27, 2022—Friday: We had a great week of studying plants! This morning students learned about what happens to plants when they die. They learned that through the decomposition process, plants become soil that can provide nutrients to new plant life. Each child made a mini compost bin in a clear container, so they can watch the decomposition...

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Summer SAVY 2022/Session 2 – Truth vs. Perception for Rising 5th/6th Grade

Jun. 20, 2022—Friday:  Thursday: Hello all! As we approach the end of the week, we are beginning to make bigger connections to each of the themes of previous days and also think about the ways that truth and perception can be used and/or distorted in both positive and negative ways. We began to follow the possibilities that mediums...

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Summer SAVY 2022/Session 2 – Aquatic Ecology for Rising 5th/6th Grade

Jun. 20, 2022—Friday: Day Five of Aquatic Ecology was a day to remember. I am so proud, and humbled by my SAVY students’ critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration efforts this session. They truly warmed my heart and reminded me why I chose to become an educator.  This was one of the best SAVY groups ever, and I...

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Summer SAVY 2022/Session 2 – Autobiographies and the Story of You for Rising 3rd/4th Grade

Jun. 20, 2022—Thursday: We are greatly anticipating our final day of class tomorrow and the opportunity to share our autobiographical essays, writings, and life stories.  Today we did a great deal of writing, as we did yesterday, while carefully incorporating the elements we learn about that will strategically improve our writing drafts.  Today in a separate task, we harnessed a...

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Summer SAVY 2022/Session 2 – Dynamic Coasts for Rising 3rd/4th Grade

Jun. 20, 2022—Friday: Today was a blast! We started out the day by learning about some of the animals that live in coastal environments like corals, oysters, and sharks. If you’d like, you can see if your student can tell you anything about why oysters are important for our coasts or if they can explain what happens with...

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Summer SAVY 2022/Session 2 – Fractions at Work for Rising 3rd/4th Grade

Jun. 20, 2022—Friday: Good evening SAVY students and parents! What a wonderful week of deepening our understanding of fractions and operations with fractions.  In the final lesson, students expanded upon their work with addition and subtraction to develop concepts of multiplication and division of fractions.  We further developed algorithms and compared them to the student’s own algorithms as...

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Summer SAVY 2022/Session 2 – Intro to Chemical Engineering for Rising 1st/2nd Grade

Jun. 20, 2022—Friday: Wow! Today was my last day working with your fantastic SAVY scholar!  I have enjoyed working with your child and could not have asked for a better group of students. We wrapped up our unit following a process to create high-quality play dough. During our lab time, students understood and communicated (using the Engineering Desing...

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Summer SAVY 2022/Session 1 – The World Beyond the Page for Rising 5th/6th Grade

Jun. 13, 2022—Friday: I can’t believe we’ve already reached the end of our week together in The World Beyond the Page! Still, we’ve accomplished so much in our quest to understand how the Harry Potter universe has become a cultural phenomenon and our roles in that universe. We wrapped up our time together by a little Daily Prophet...

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Summer SAVY 2022/Session 1 – Marine Biology for Rising 5th/6th Grade

Jun. 13, 2022—Friday:  Tuesday:  Today we continued our discussion of marine invertebrates, covering the arthropods (jointed foot) which include animals such as lobsters and crabs. Students learned about the incredible abilities of my favorite arthropod, the mantis shrimp, and its amazing punching ability. Students then learned about the echinoderms (the spiny skin) which include starfish, sea urchins,...

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