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

Jul. 12, 2018—Dear Parents, What a fun and productive Thursday we had! We added to our debating knowledge, formed closer bonds with our classmates, and delved into research about our two debate topics (either one could be picked for our debate on Friday!) This morning we started off with our focus games again. The students have gotten...

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

Jul. 12, 2018—Parents, The week has flown by and the days feel shorter and shorter! We had an exciting and energetic start to the morning with the introduction of a new game. While the game was filled with laughter, it also taught important lessons regarding teamwork and how to best think on one’s feet. Day by day...

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

Jul. 11, 2018—What a fun SAVY math day! We have already begun synthesizing our new understanding of fractions! On our walk to The Little Art House, we noticed many examples of fractions, proportions and math in the community. Emma Bradford, one of the founders of The Little House, guided us through creating grids, doubling proportions and noticing...

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

Jul. 11, 2018—Wow this week is flying by! We had a great Wednesday learning more about debate techniques, ethics and morality, and fallacies. We also picked possible topics for our big debate against Section 2 on Friday – the students are all super pumped to show off what they have learned about debate to the parents. This...

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

Jul. 11, 2018—Parents, We are halfway through our week already! Your children are now well-acquainted with their classmates and SAVY’s expectations. Our morning began with a quick review of Monroe’s Motivated Sequence – a model for persuasive speaking that incorporates personal anecdote – and we applied this tool to three different debate topics: year-round schools, cell phone...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 3 – Traveling Through Time (Rising 2nd)

Jul. 11, 2018—How can it be the end of Day 3 already?? I could not be happier with our work so far. We had another challenging day today, but our team charged ahead without fear! This morning, our awesome TA, Miss Emily, set up Maya Math stations at every table so our students could practice using the...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 2 – Fractions at Work (Rising 3rd/4th)

Jul. 10, 2018—It was another wonderful day stretching our brains around mathematical ideas. Our foundation of equivalent fractions led to much comparing and ordering using dominoes and complicated non-benchmark fractions [i.e. ordering 8/7, 5/6, 5/9, 6/7 and approximating 13/20, 11/16, 13/12, and 1 1/8 on our number line]. “Start with what you know” was a helpful strategy,...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 2 – The Great Debate, Mrs. Kraft (Rising 3rd/4th)

Jul. 10, 2018—What an amazing second day! We covered more logical fallacies, Plato and his Cave, had two excellent debates and formally challenged the other class to Friday’s  BIG DEBATE. We even sang an anthem. See you all Friday at 3:15 so we can show off our logic, arguments, and superior public speaking and etiquette skills. -Ms.Kraft...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 2 – The Great Debate, Mr. Lee (Rising 3rd/4th)

Jul. 10, 2018—Parents, Our second day of SAVY was delightful! It was a pleasure to welcome back familiar faces after getting to know your children yesterday.   We began our morning by reviewing the most important topics we learned yesterday, including the structure of a debate and the 5 steps to creating an argument. We hit things...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 1 – Fractions at Work (Rising 3rd/4th)

Jul. 9, 2018—Welcome to Fractions at Work! Your mathematicians arrived ready to learn and explore all the applied math in our world. It was delightful getting to know your students! Collaboration, taking academic risks and practicing communicating ideas are vital features of a SAVY session. As partners, we used various models [pool noodle segments, fraction strips, pizza...

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