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Spring SAVY 2019, Day 6 – Circuitry, Systems, and Design (3rd/4th)

Mar. 7, 2019—Dear SAVY Parents, What an exciting and action packed final day of Spring SAVY! Right off the bat, students were given an example of how their understanding of electricity and circuitry is harnessed in our information and data age.  How do you store or represent information using electricity?  We shared only a part of this code.org...

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Spring SAVY 2019, Day 6 – Using Algebra to Make and Break Records (3rd/4th)

Mar. 6, 2019—Have you ever seen a man walk on water?  Our final world record involved Mr. Bricka who walked 3,600 miles across the Atlantic Ocean in 60 days.  Students were able to find trends in the data and complete a chart that identified how many miles were traveled over five day increments.  We then took another...

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Spring SAVY 2019, Day 6 – Autobiographies and the Story of You (3rd/4th)

Mar. 4, 2019—It’s hard to believe that Spring SAVY is finished for 2019!   Ms. Adrienne and I have enjoyed working with your kiddos and learning about their lives through their memoirs.    Going forward, our hope is that your student will continue to analyze the different changes they see, both in their personal lives and in...

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Spring SAVY 2019, Day 5 – Circuitry, Systems, and Design (3rd/4th)

Feb. 25, 2019—Dear SAVY Parents, Is anyone wondering about the implications of such wet weather on our local power grid? We did today! We are thankful for those that keep us powered up with great design planning and reliable responses to emergencies. In regard to being thankful – we are much appreciative to the quality support of...

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Spring SAVY 2019, Day 5 – Autobiographies and the Story of You (3rd/4th)

Feb. 25, 2019—It’s hard to believe that we only have one week left! Although we spent most of the day working on our final projects, we still carved out some time to stretch our understanding of the generalizations of change as depicted in “Can’t Stop the Feeling” and “True Colors” from the movie Trolls.  Not only did we...

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Spring SAVY 2019, Day 4 – Circuitry, Systems, and Design (3rd/4th)

Feb. 18, 2019—Dear Savy Parents, This day was filled with research and lively discussions pertaining to both issues related to electrical grids and a deeper understanding of how electrical currents work.  While most of this day was directed around texts, online articles, and jointly recording our thinking and questions for further consultation, we did find the opportunity to...

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Spring SAVY 2019, Day 4 – Using Algebra to Make and Break Records (3rd/4th)

Feb. 18, 2019—Hello SAVY parents!  As we are learning about world records I set a Reading World Record of 10,000 pages to be read by the class in 6 weeks. It pleases me that the students have worked hard to not only meet that goal but to exceed it.  We have currently read a total of 7,998...

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Spring SAVY 2019, Day 4 – Autobiographies and the Story of You (3rd/4th)

Feb. 18, 2019—Thank you all for another great Saturday of SAVY! This past Saturday, we designed our ideal houses, and then read The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater.  We then connected the story to four generalizations about change: change can be natural or constructed; change is a necessary part of growth; change can be positive...

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Spring SAVY 2019, Day 3 – Circuitry, Systems, and Design (3rd/4th)

Feb. 11, 2019—Dear SAVY Parents, Today students completed the 5 exploration activities set up to activate knowledge, skill, and questions concerning electricity.  They problem solved and worked diligently to record information and discuss their findings.  We observed that metals were conductors, but are all metals conductors?  We didn’t have a marble to test, but we substituted the...

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Spring SAVY 2019, Day 3 – Using Algebra to Make and Break Records (3rd/4th)

Feb. 11, 2019—Hello SAVY parents!  Students were excited to reach the halfway point as we continue to enhance their Math knowledge using world records. Students were able to add two new vocabulary terms to our word wall: rate of change and y-intercept.  We were also able to connect this week’s lesson to previous learning. The class started...

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