Testing Can't Bring Us Down...
After a morning of testing and delicious PILLARS snacks, the junior high students found time in the afternoon for outdoor fun. We are thankful the weather was pleasant enough for us to spend recess outside!
The seventh graders examined photographs of our characters from Parallel Journeys. We also read documents from German teenagers’ journals to learn what life was like for teens from 1933-1939. We reflected on the impact of propaganda in Germany and tried to relate to our own lives.
6th and 7th grade continued their work on their fractal triangles and helped create larger pieces to make an enormous fractal triangle to decorate the math room. Do I see a World Record in our future?
7th grade honed their Spanish conversation skills this week with fun activities with Ms. Kanaley.
In science, eighth grade learned so much this week that they are! While Harvard graduates think that the seasons are caused by Earth's changing distance from the sun, our MYP scientists figured out the real reason for the seasons. They used several different models, from a computer simulation to an inflatable globe, to investigate the Earth-sun system. We won't reveal the answer on the blog -- you'll have to ask a student yourself!
Seventh grade enjoyed some well-deserved brain breaks after their Aspire tests by doing hands-on investigations about cells. Thanks to Lugol's solution, bromothymol blue, cornstarch, and yeast, they now can use terms like "cell membrane," "cytoplasm," and "nucleus" without fear.
-- April 18-22: Aspire make-up testing
-- April 21st: Hot Dog Day
-- April 21st: Progress Reports go home
-- April 22nd: No school; Professional Development Day
Mrs. Prinzivalli and Ms. Denten