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Fall SAVY 2017, Day 5- Environmental Explorations: Dig It! (Kindergarten)

Oct. 24, 2017—Dear Parents: This morning we began our morning with our 14 Experiments That Failed book, and then we reviewed our soil experiment from last week. We discussed what we learned and how that learning could be applied to the soil erosion problems on Queen Anne’s Island. Next, we looked at the topic of garbage. We...

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Fall SAVY 2017, Day 4- Environmental Explorations: Dig It! (Kindergarten)

Oct. 16, 2017—Dear Parents: Our morning began with another story from 11 Experiments that Failed. This book allows students to review the scientific method through discussion of the steps the author took to answer a question/hypothesis, and how she responded to what happened in the process. Next we reviewed our experiment last week to discover the porosity of...

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Fall SAVY 2017, Day 3- Environmental Explorations: Dig It! (Kindergarten)

Oct. 9, 2017—Dear Parents: Our morning began with another story from 11 Experiments that Failed. This time, our author never got to test her experiment because of a failed plan. This gave us a chance to discuss our experiment last weekend with the black and white painted bottles, deflated balloons attached to the tops, and the question...

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Fall SAVY 2017, Day 2- Environmental Explorations: Dig It! (Kindergarten)

Oct. 2, 2017—Dear Parents: We began our day with a deeper look at what a scientist is and does. We read a book called, What is a Scientist? And, of course, we read another farcical adventure from the book, 11 Experiments That Failed. Students gleaned further insights regarding the Scientific Method and how scientists do their work....

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Fall SAVY 2017, Day 1 – Environmental Explorations: Dig It! (Kindergarten)

Sep. 27, 2017—Dear Parents: It was a pleasure meeting your child on our first day of Fall SAVY. We had a nice time getting to know each other. Our morning began with a discussion of what a scientist is, and how a scientist does his/her job. We talked about how scientists observe, ask lots of questions, make...

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Spring SAVY 2017, Day 5- Environmental Explorations: Dig It!

Feb. 28, 2017—Dear Parents: We began our day reviewing the concept of change (change is everywhere, change relates to time, change can be natural or manmade, and change can be random or predictable), as well as recalling the concept of soil (components of soil, layers of soil, erosion), natural resources (renewable and nonrenewable), and the problem on...

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Spring SAVY 2017, Day 5- Discovering the Third Dimension

Feb. 28, 2017—Each week the geometry discoveries just keep growing! Math language has become a common part of our communication throughout class. Your scholars are able to collaborate and share ideas, respectfully listen to others, and apply prior knowledge to new concepts. The connections and learning are a joy to watch! This week, we explored the sturdy...

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Spring SAVY 2017, Day 4- Environmental Explorations: Dig It!

Feb. 20, 2017—Dear Parents: We began our morning, reading from one of my classroom favorites: 11 Experiments That Failed. Then, we discussed how failure carves a good pathway to success. We then re-visited our erosion experiment from last weekend, but we added a new twist of placing plants into the soil to predict how this might change...

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Spring SAVY 2017, Day 4- Discovering the Third Dimension

Feb. 20, 2017—Thanks for sharing your amazing thinkers with us! This week was full of A-Ha moments. Straws in hand, pipe cleaners for vertices, we had a blast. We began by creating 2-D figures. We then combined several to create 3-D polyhedron. We then DE-composed these…and discovered the net that replicates the shape! This constructivist learning was...

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Spring SAVY 2017, Day 3- Environmental Explorations: Dig It!

Feb. 14, 2017—Dear Parents: We had a wonderful lab-filled morning this Saturday! Our day begin with a review of natural resources, and those that are renewable and non-renewable. We also reviewed energy sources (wind, solar, water, nuclear, etc.) Then I read a fun book called Ada Twist Scientist, and we reviewed the characteristics of a scientist. From...

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