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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 5, Day 4 – Becoming a Botanist (Rising 1st)

Jul. 19, 2018—We had a nice morning warm up discussion about the input and output in the plant system after reading an entertaining and informative book called, Tops and Bottoms, and another engaging book called “Next Time a See a Maple Seed”. We discussed how plants use photosynthesis to make nutrients for plants and that they use...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 5, Day 3 – Becoming a Botanist (Rising 1st)

Jul. 18, 2018—While reading The Magic School Bus Plants book , we began wondering how the stem delivers the water and nutrients to the all the parts of the plant. We decided that if we could somehow see evidence of this function, we could better understand how this element of the plant system supports the plant. So...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 5, Day 2 – Becoming a Botanist (Rising 1st)

Jul. 17, 2018—Another fabulous day of investigating and asking questions about plants transpired (pun intended: transpiration) in the classroom today! There is nothing quite like watching a time-lapse bean life cycle video with classical music playing in the background to start the day! Our young botanists checked the progress of their greenhouse lima beans and recorded any...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 5, Day 1 – Becoming a Botanist (Rising 1st)

Jul. 16, 2018—We had a wonderful first day. Getting to know each other is always first and foremost, so we enjoyed a getting to know you activity. I love having previous students in new SAVY courses, as well as meeting new students! We have already established a close community of curious learners! We began with a pre-assessment...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 5 – Intro to Coding and Robotics (Rising 1st)

Jul. 13, 2018—Dear SAVY Parents, Thank you so much for attending our Open House today in the Wyatt computer Lab! It was such a joy to see parents and children, with a few grandparents as well, enjoying collaborations with coding. Please continue to model asking the hard questions with your child.  The questions that have no immediate...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 4 – Intro to Coding and Robotics (Rising 1st)

Jul. 12, 2018—Dear SAVY Parents, We can’t believe that tomorrow is our last day! What amazing work your child has taken on this week! Consider viewing this image and discussing the following questions with your child: Should we delegate puppy training to machines? Why or why not? Can machines offer love and affection, necessary for puppy development,...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 3 – Intro to Coding and Robotics (Rising 1st)

Jul. 11, 2018—Students began the day with their reflection journals; they were asked to write their own algorithms (similar to the Angry Birds puzzles they have been working on so far) based on a picture they drew. Where is the object in the picture? Is it turning left or right? How far does it move forward? 100...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 2 – Intro to Coding and Robotics (Rising 1st)

Jul. 10, 2018—Hello SAVY Parents!   We had a very insightful second day of our Coding and Robotics class! We started the day by reviewing yesterday’s vocabulary words (“algorithm” and “persistence”) and introducing three new vocabulary words to our class discussion. What is sequencing? What does it mean if my code has a bug? How can I efficiently debug my code?...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 1 – Intro to Coding and Robotics (Rising 1st)

Jul. 9, 2018—Dear SAVY Parents,   What an exciting start on our first day of Coding and Robotics.  The students were fearless, persistent, and undaunted in rising to the many challenges of the morning, and we are just getting start on a tremendous week! Today we introduced some basic skills in computer programming.  What is an algorithm?...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 3, Day 5 – Engineering Solutions (Rising 1st)

Jun. 29, 2018—It is hard to believe that our amazing week has come to an end. Open House is always a favorite with our students because it is their time to showcase their learning and application of learning from the week. It is also a day I look forward to because I have the opportunity to meet...

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