Week in Review- Thursday, January 25

Mathematics: Graphing and solving systems of inequalities, writing systems of inequalities in word problems, geometric puzzles, simplifying radicals, operations with radicals.

Expressions: Soccer for recess, a percussion band of natural materials from the Land, Iris Show planning meeting

Language: Jane Eyre, The Hound of Baskervilles, and The Hobbit book discussions. Persuasive Speeches. Literature seminar on the science fiction story They’re Made of Meat.

Humanities: Keeping track of sources, works cited page vs. bibliography, organization tips for research papers, and Model UN workshop with Stephanie, from Civitas.

Science/Occupations: Gaga pit and bee proposals. Seminar on cosmic inflation and radio astronomy. Rockets- studying the mechanisms that allow for space travel with balloons, straws, fishing line, and tape.

Micro-Economy: We have begun to plan our schedule for next year’s events, including a few new ones, and Movie Night.

Week in Review- Friday, January 12

Mathematics: Substitution and elimination word problems, radicals, puzzles, applying the rules of exponents to radicals

Science: Waves and Sound seminar, the types of waves, defining electricity and identifying the requirements of a circuit

Humanities: Seminar on In the bones of a Buried Child, Signs of a Massive Human Migration to the Americas

Langauge: Jane Eyre, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and The Hobbit book discussions, what makes a great speech, types of puns, visual puns, music in advertising (how music affects brand perception)

Expressions: Creative writing, Food Outreach, T2 project planning

Micro-economy: Spring & fall trip planning, movie night prep



Week in Review: Friday, January 5

It has been a great first week back! The students are beginning to find their groove. Here is how 2018 kicked off.

Mathematics: Algebra Bingo, simplifying radicals, substitution method, fractional exponents, math seminar

Language: discussion of “Fake News”, digital literacy, tips for writing newspaper articles, DIDLS (diction, imagery, details, language, syntax) with a focus on sentence structure, labeling sentences with the advanced grammar symbols

Humanities: Seminar on our definitions of civilization, The lighter side of the Dark Ages, group project planning

Expressions: Introduction to stop-motion animation, The physics of sound, The Spectacular World of Strings exhibit at the Sheldon Theater

Micro-economy: The Persuaders film, Marketing research methods

Community: Spring trip planning, movie night prep, yearbook