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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 5, Day 2 – Poetic Play (Rising 3rd/4th)

Jul. 17, 2018—Welcome to Day 2! In today’s class, we focused on rhyme and inventive language. Students learned key terms of the day, including: alliteration, rhyme, end rhyme, slant rhyme, rhyme scheme, metaphor, similie, and imagery. Students spent the morning with a brief communal writing activity, titled, “Exquisite Corpse.” This is a traditional poetry game where each...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 5, Day 2 – Chemical Spill, Mr. Knorr (Rising 3rd/4th)

Jul. 17, 2018—Hello Parents! I’m happy to report that your budding environmental scientists have been doing an amazing job in the classroom and outside! They have been picking up high school level chemistry and have a firm grip on the structure of atoms, elements, ions, chemicals, and environmental systems. I am VERY impressed by their deep understanding...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 5, Day 2 – Chemical Spill, Miss Raff (Rising 3rd/4th)

Jul. 17, 2018—News broke this morning that there has been some suspicious activity near the study site. There had been complaints about suspicious vehicles, chemical smells, and funny tasting water. Your scientists decided to investigate the situation. After we reviewed all the information, we used the scientific method. Your students asked questions and developed hypotheses to try...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 5, Day 1 – Poetic Play (Rising 3rd/4th)

Jul. 16, 2018—Dear Parents: Hello, and welcome to Poetic Play! I am so thrilled to begin this wondrous week with such talented, brilliant and creative young writers — thank you for your trust in giving me the opportunity to work with your students. I can’t wait to see what poetic creations we stir up as the week...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 5, Day 1 – Chemical Spill, Mr. Knorr (Rising 3rd/4th)

Jul. 16, 2018—Good afternoon Parents! What an exciting first day we had! We enjoyed getting to know each other and taking our first look at some essential scientific principles. We discussed the scientific method, how it is a means for answering questions about the world. We also learned from Bill Nye that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof!”...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 5, Day 1 – Chemical Spill, Miss Raff (Rising 3rd/4th)

Jul. 16, 2018—Hello and welcome to Chemical Spill! We had a very full and exciting Monday. We started off by discussing the scientific method. Your scientists learned about the components of a good research question and how the scientific method is used to conduct research. Then we moved on to chemistry! We focused on understanding elements and...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 5 – Fractions at Work (Rising 3rd/4th)

Jul. 13, 2018—Today was such a great celebration of a full week of learning! The Urban Planning project culmination was impressive! Our whole class discussion of deeper questions was grand. It’s a joy to see emerging critical thinking skills in such young mathematicians. The synthesis aspect of our day wrapped a bow around all the fraction concepts....

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 5 – The Great Debate, Mrs. Kraft (Rising 3rd/4th)

Jul. 13, 2018—Happy Friday! It has been an awesome week with the students and we have learned much about the philosophy of debate and how it works in practice. The students drove the class with their curious questions and their mature discussions with each other. Their communication skills have grown and every student is able to construct...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 5 – The Great Debate, Mr. Lee (Rising 3rd/4th)

Jul. 13, 2018—Parents, It is hard to believe today was the last day of SAVY Session 4. It has been a pleasure to get to know and to work with your children these last few days! We have grown tremendously in terms of academics, social skills, and intellectual abilities. On our final morning together, we made a...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 4 – Fractions at Work (Rising 3rd/4th)

Jul. 12, 2018—We are sad to see our SAVY Fractions at Work class come to an end! We are truly applying new concepts moment by moment as we jump into projects and problem solving. Your mathematicians are astute learners, well-prepared for rigorous curriculum. Two highlights of today were our guest speaker and our urban planning collaboration. Jessica...

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