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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 5, Day 3 – Character Creations (Rising 2nd)

Jul. 18, 2018—Dear Parents, We have had a very busy day of puppet construction! The students have worked so hard in their teams to create puppets that are true to their original designs. At the beginning of class, we had a show and tell of materials and decorations that I brought in as well as the ones...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 5, Day 2 – Intro to Programming (Rising 2nd)

Jul. 17, 2018—Happy Tuesday, SAVY Parents! Students began the day reflecting on our big question of the week: What tasks should humans delegate to machines and what tasks should only and uniquely be accomplished by humans? As a class, we discussed the numerous abilities of robots and debated whether or not we should harness technology’s fullest potential: Should...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 5, Day 2 – Character Creations (Rising 2nd)

Jul. 17, 2018—Dear Parents, We had an exciting and productive Day 2! The students are eager to start working on their puppets and stories featuring our three characters we created yesterday. We started off the morning with another “focus” game, called “Zip, Zap, Boing”. The students caught on quickly and the game taught them clear, intentional communication...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 5, Day 1 – Intro to Programming (Rising 2nd)

Jul. 16, 2018—Dear SAVY Parents, The first day of our Intro to Programming: Coding 101 course got off to a wonderful start! Students began the day with an introduction to one of our class texts: Peter Brown’s The Wild Robot. What does it mean when something happens automatically? Is there anything that robots cannot do? What does it mean when...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 5, Day 1 – Character Creations (Rising 2nd)

Jul. 16, 2018—Dear Parents, We have had a wonderful first day with the students! This group is especially eager to learn and share their experience and they have already gotten along well with each other. Every student brings a special strength to our class that I know we will get to explore more as the week continues....

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 5 – Traveling Through Time (Rising 2nd)

Jul. 13, 2018—I can’t believe our week is over! Our budding archaeologists did such an amazing job this week! They faced a ton of challenging concepts and activities, but just like real archaeologists, our students were eager to learn and ready to solve every archaeological problem we faced. Ms. Emily and I really loved meeting you all...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 5 – Adventures in Algebra (Rising 2nd)

Jul. 13, 2018—Happy Fifth Day! Thanks for visiting our Open House today. The mathematicians had fun displaying their stores and earning money for the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Here are the earnings from all the stores: Video Action- $611, Amateur Sporting Goods-$530, Forbidden Book Store-$369, Adventures & Pets- $272, Snack Hacks- $251, and the Bakery-$202. The mathematicians decided...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 4 – Traveling Through Time (Rising 2nd)

Jul. 12, 2018—We’re finished with Day 4 already!! What an awesome week we have had so far! Today, we reviewed what we have learned so far using a huge concept map and word wall that Ms. Emily put together. I was really excited with how much our students have retained! They are transforming into skilled archaeologists right...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 4 – Adventures in Algebra (Rising 2nd)

Jul. 12, 2018—Today the mathematicians continued to work with variables in equations by creating their own variable puzzles; they even went a step farther by creating extremely challenging puzzles for their peers to solve. They made sure their puzzles were in equation form, and some of their equations contained two to three unknown variables. This added more...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 3 – Adventures in Algebra (Rising 2nd)

Jul. 11, 2018—Happy Third Day! Today our young mathematicians worked with variables in equations and solved variable puzzles. They were actually solving one- and two-step equations in order to figure out the puzzles. Next class session, they will create their own puzzles for their peers to solve. They will make sure their puzzles are in equation form...

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