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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 6, Day 3 – Programming and Robotics (Rising 3rd/4th)

Jul. 25, 2018—Dear Parents, Happy Wednesday! The week is flying by and the students are having a blast. We can’t wait to show all the parents how hard we have been working on our robots and programs. We spent the morning reviewing vocabulary again, and we added a few new words including: define, program, sequencings, and condition....

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 6, Day 2 – Archaeology and Ancient Culture (Rising 3rd/4th)

Jul. 24, 2018—Our archaeologists had a very challenging day today! First, we reviewed everything we learned yesterday about the kind of work that archaeologists do and how social systems work. After reviewing the concept of systems and spending a little more time discussing Maya social systems, we moved on to economic systems. Understanding and conceptualizing economic systems...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 6, Day 2 – Programming and Robotics (Rising 3rd/4th)

Jul. 24, 2018—Dear Parents, We had an busy and productive Tuesday! The students were excited to be back in the classroom after getting to explore programming and Sphero robots yesterday afternoon. To prepare for our afternoon of programming the robots, we reviewed concepts that we learned yesterday in class, including algorithms, debugging, loops and conditions. To make...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 6, Day 1 – Archaeology and Ancient Culture (Rising 3rd/4th)

Jul. 23, 2018—Dear SAVY parents, Our budding archaeologists had a wonderful first day in Mesoamerica! Students arrived ready to learn, and everyone showed their excitement right off the bat! We began this morning by playing People Bingo to get to know one another! Sort of like a scavenger hunt, students had a lot of fun asking each...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 6, Day 1 – Programming and Robotics (Rising 3rd/4th)

Jul. 23, 2018—The first day of our class had a great start. After getting to know each other, the students organized what they already knew about robots and programming by writing them down and connecting them on a paper in form of a concept map. Afterward, we talked about how a computer works and how computer programs...

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

Jul. 20, 2018—Happy Friday, and a very happy, celebratory, and rejuvenating last day of Poetic Play to all! I am, as ever, grateful to all the students this week for creating such a wonderful class community of respect, awe, and courage in themselves as rising writers, and in the world around them! Thank you, thank you. A...

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

Jul. 20, 2018—Hello Parents! It was so nice to finally meet you all this afternoon at open house! We had an eventful Friday discussing a few jobs in science in more depth. We learned what volcanologists, zoologists, geographers, and paleontologists do! We also watched a cute video of a baby panda bear harassing his zoologist keeper J...

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

Jul. 20, 2018—Thank you for coming to our open house! We really enjoyed showing you everything we learned this week. We hope you had fun seeing all the connections your scientist made between chemistry and the environment. Your students are incredibly bright. It was a joy to have them in class! Miss Jessica and Miss Emily  ...

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

Jul. 19, 2018—Happy Thursday in Poetic Play! This morning, we discussed Found Poems: poems that take existing texts and refashion them, reorder them, and present them as poems. We talked about how Found Poems are the literary equivalent of visual collages, and where we might take text as inspiration in the world: newspaper articles, street signs, grafitti,...

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

Jul. 19, 2018—Hello Parents! Today was quite an eventful day. In the morning lab session we continued monitoring the health of our flowering plants that we had watered with an acidic solution the day before. Preliminary results show that plants receiving higher concentrations of acid are less healthy than the plants that received a more diluted solution....

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