On Wednesday, students stood in solidarity with students across the nation by carrying signs that protested gun violence on their walk to the Main Campus. They made their voices heard and stood up for what they saw was right!
Seventh graders investigated surface area in a hands-on way! They took apart boxes and measured all the faces of the 3D shape and found the area of each face. They compared their surface areas with other students and were surprised to find that differently shaped boxes could have similar surfaces areas!
Sixth graders began a new novel, The Giver, for their dystopian literature unit. Since we’re not totally familiar with this genre yet, we looked for clues in the first chapter of what is considered “normal,” or “status quo” in this foreign society. Students tracked these findings with post-it notes and added annotations to track their thoughts.
MYP students were faced with the design challenge of building a aesthetically pleasing bridge out of 200 or less popsicle sticks that spanned 14 inches and held at least 5 pounds for a full minute. The students did such a good job that the only problem was that we ran out of weights at 20 pounds and couldn't fully test the strength of the bridges!
Mustang Cup: Leaderboard
1. The Royals (545pts)
2. Dumbledore's Army (527pts)
3. Team Turkey Legs (492pts)
4. Eclipse Nation (479pts)
5. Heavenly 11 (478pts)
6. Team 50% (449pts)