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Spring SAVY 2018, Day 2- Ecological Expedition (1st/2nd)

Feb. 5, 2018—Happy Second Day! Today the students created concept maps about themselves to share with their peers. They also conducted a gallery walk to view and ask questions about each other’s generalization posters.  Afterwards, they were totally engaged in a quick debate on: Should humans cut down tree for purposes of shelter or safety? They stood on opposite sides...

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Spring SAVY 2018, Day 2- It’s Elemental (1st/2nd)

Feb. 5, 2018—Day 2 in It’s Elemental was full of energy from students and from atoms! We started out by reviewing our classification of matter and then we studied chromatography. Which is just a scientific way of saying “separation of a mixture”. We performed a common laboratory method called Thin Layer Chromatography. We separated out the pigments...

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Spring SAVY 2018, Day 1- Earth Explorers (1st/2nd)

Jan. 29, 2018—We started off our Earth Explorers course with a bang! Beginning the fundamental force of gravity we worked our way through basic concepts that are central to Earth’s structure including, matter, mass, and density. A number of exciting experiments involving liquids of different density illustrated how different layers can float on top of one another!...

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Spring SAVY 2018, Day 1- It’s Elemental (1st/2nd)

Jan. 29, 2018—We had such an exciting first day in It’s Elemental. To get started we learned about some amazing science such as Marie Curie, a brilliant chemist, Albert Einstein, a great physicist, and Thomas Edison, an amazing inventor. We identified characteristics of scientist that help them be successful, such as being curious, hardworking, and observant. We...

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Spring SAVY 2018, Day 1- Ecological Expedition (1st/2nd)

Jan. 29, 2018—Happy First Day! My Interactions in Ecology and Literature class is digging deep into a reading and science unit on the interactions among animals, people, books, art, words, and the environment. They took a pre-assessment by completing a concept map on their prior knowledge of “interactions”. They learned that interactions are actions between different living...

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Fall SAVY 2017, Day 5- Intro to Programming: Coding 101 (1st/2nd)

Oct. 24, 2017—Dear SAVY Parents, Our adventures in code class the past weeks have included a fun way to experience and debug algorithms. Whenever we transitioned between activities, I would “program” the students by giving them a list of tasks such as: log out of your website, push in your chair, walk to the back of the...

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Fall SAVY 2017, Day 5- Adventures in Algebra (1st/2nd)

Oct. 24, 2017—Happy Fifth Day! Today the students continued to brainstorm things that were special to them and convert these things from simple to complex equations. They were introduced to advanced math concepts such as square roots and exponents. They were fascinated to learn that any number to the exponent of zero is 1, and any number...

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Fall SAVY 2017, Day 4- Intro to Programming: Coding 101 (1st/2nd)

Oct. 16, 2017—Hello SAVY Parents, Thank you for bringing your child to another action packed, problem solving, and challenge oriented “Intro to Code” class.  Students are finding opportunity for engagement and discovery, as well as development of greater thinking skills each week. It is a joy to see them work! Our lesson this week involved an important...

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Fall SAVY 2017, Day 4- Adventures in Algebra (1st/2nd)

Oct. 16, 2017—Happy Fourth Day! Today the students worked with variables in equations. They solved variable puzzles; they even went a step farther by creating their own puzzles for their peers to solve.  They tried to make sure their puzzles were in equation form. The students were actually solving one- and two-step equations in order to figure...

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Fall SAVY 2017, Day 3- Intro to Programming: Coding 101 (1st/2nd)

Oct. 9, 2017—Dear SAVY Parents, What a joy it was to work with your child today! It was amazing to see them work so hard, solve problems, and learn new skills! Programmers have to have collaborative and communications skills, as well as curiosity and persistence. Your child experienced all this and more today through robots and coding!...

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