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Summer SAVY 2017, Session 1/Day 3- Mirror of Mythology (Rising 2nd/3rd, Dr. Mall)

Jun. 14, 2017—Greetings! I am going to start with your child’s homework assignment!  Since we are making connections with mythology around us today, the kids will be looking for examples of myths in our society that they see.  These can be from books, architecture, logos for businesses (like Starbucks and the mermaid logo), television, the Nike swoosh, etc....

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Summer SAVY 2017, Session 1/Day 3- Bioengineering (Rising 2nd/3rd)

Jun. 14, 2017—Today in bioengin”EAR”ing, students were given an engineering challenge to design a technology to help someone that was losing their hearing.  Using the engineering design method, students started asking what is a sound wave which led us to exploring waves with a slinky, marshmallows, and tuning fork.  We next explored the ear and learned how...

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Summer SAVY 2017, Session 1/Day 3- Dive into Design (Rising 1st)

Jun. 14, 2017—Dear Parents, Today was a fabulous third day for our Dive into Design class!  We began our morning with a review of how to make sure that when we measure something, we measure with accuracy, and why measuring with precision is important. We also read a book called, Length, which gave us more perspectives on...

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Summer SAVY 2017, Session 1/Day 2- Puzzles and Problem Solving (Rising 4th/5th)

Jun. 13, 2017—We began class today by delving deeper into the problems studied yesterday. Each day will begin with two questions designed to have the students apply the knowledge learned in the previous day to a new scenario. Today’s questions dealt with the 21-card game and ZipZap, and both questions led to interesting discussions about factors, multiples,...

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Summer SAVY 2017, Session 1/Day 1- Mirror of Mythology (Rising 2nd/3rd, Mrs. Byrd)

Jun. 12, 2017—Dear SAVY Parents!  Thank you for sharing your child today to be apart of our amazing learning discoveries and discussions!  We are so excited about this topic and going deeper in our understanding of why myths and stories can be so powerful and intriguing. Today we heard and discussed 5 different creation myths from ancient...

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Summer SAVY 2017, Session 1/Day 1- Dive into Design (Rising 1st)

Jun. 12, 2017—Dear Parents, Today was a fabulous first day for our Dive into Design class! I was so pleased to welcome back previous friends from Fall and Spring weekend SAVY courses. We began our day talking about what a concept map is as I modeled one of my own. Students then practiced by brainstorming the concept:...

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2016/17 SAVY

Aug. 10, 2016—Applications are currently being accepted for 2016/17 fall and spring SAVY.

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