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Summer Career Connections at SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 5 – Engineering Design (Rising 7th)

Jul. 13, 2018—Thanks for coming to open house! Today was a whirlwind of activity. We finished our final round of testing this morning, made a poster about our gliders, and made a poster about a topic we learned this week. It was great seeing how well everyone learned everything this week. It was a lot of information...

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Summer Career Connections at SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 5 – Think Like a Lawyer (Rising 7th)

Jul. 13, 2018—It’s a wrap, and Think Like a Lawyer is over. Think of what you knew about our legal system at the beginning of the week, and compare it to what you know now. We began with the Constitution and the roles of the branches of our government. We learned about Article I and Congress’s enumerated...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 5 – Mysterious World in Writing (Rising 5th/6th)

Jul. 13, 2018—Dear Parents: Thank you for a wonderful week of mystery-writing at SAVY! It was an honor and pleasure to work with your students this week, and I truly hope they continue to take all the literary devices and techniques we’ve worked on throughout the work and apply them to their future writing + reading practices!...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 5 – Intro to Business (Rising 5th/6th)

Jul. 13, 2018—Today started out with a bang as the class market evolved into a full stock market. Students’ old assets were converted to publicly traded companies and the market was fully governed by the laws of supply and demand. Many different strategies were deployed, but since the prices were consistently on the rise the early investors...

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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 5 – Traveling Through Time (Rising 2nd)

Jul. 13, 2018—I can’t believe our week is over! Our budding archaeologists did such an amazing job this week! They faced a ton of challenging concepts and activities, but just like real archaeologists, our students were eager to learn and ready to solve every archaeological problem we faced. Ms. Emily and I really loved meeting you all...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 5 – Adventures in Algebra (Rising 2nd)

Jul. 13, 2018—Happy Fifth Day! Thanks for visiting our Open House today. The mathematicians had fun displaying their stores and earning money for the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Here are the earnings from all the stores: Video Action- $611, Amateur Sporting Goods-$530, Forbidden Book Store-$369, Adventures & Pets- $272, Snack Hacks- $251, and the Bakery-$202. The mathematicians decided...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 5 – Intro to Coding and Robotics (Rising 1st)

Jul. 13, 2018—Dear SAVY Parents, Thank you so much for attending our Open House today in the Wyatt computer Lab! It was such a joy to see parents and children, with a few grandparents as well, enjoying collaborations with coding. Please continue to model asking the hard questions with your child.  The questions that have no immediate...

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