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

Jul. 20, 2018—Dear Parents, Happy Friday! We have had an amazing week with your children, creating and writing and storytelling. They have been rockstars and great teammates. We hope that you were able to see all of the student’s hard work during Open House. They created life-sized puppets and then wrote several chapters of a story for...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 5, Day 4 – Intro to Programming (Rising 2nd)

Jul. 19, 2018—Hi SAVY Parents! The week has flown by; we can’t believe that tomorrow is our last day! Today, we consulted a historical text (Julian May’s Robots and Thinking Machines, way back from 1961) to learn about the definitions of machines and robots. What is the difference between a machine and a robot? Are all robots...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 5, Day 4 – Character Creations (Rising 2nd)

Jul. 19, 2018—Happy Thursday! This week is flying by and we are eager to see the parents tomorrow morning to show off our awesome puppets. We started off the morning by finishing our puppets. The students stayed on task the entire time so we were able to complete the puppets within the allotted time. The groups worked...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 5, Day 3 – Intro to Programming (Rising 2nd)

Jul. 18, 2018—Hello SAVY Parents! We had a very productive Wednesday in our Intro to Programming course! Today, we learned about the importance of teamwork! We started the day reflecting on what it means to work as a team. How do I work with others to complete a task? What roles can I take on in a...

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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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