Mathematics: “What’s going on in this graph?”, dot plots/bar graphs, binomial cube, fourth power of a binomial, mean, median, and mode, box plots, 5-number summaries, and more!
Language: Verb-agreement exercises, writing and identifying thesis statements, themes in works of literature, dialogue as a tool for characterization, dialogue skits, parts of speech quizzes.
Humanities: Defining humanities, defining a civilization, introduction to the humanities timelines, introduction to Ancient Mesopotamia, Mesopotamia seminar, current events
Expressions/ Occupations: Winslow’s Farm visit, American Iris Society introduction (Thanks Erin and Jean!), Bush Honeysuckle table construction (Thanks Dale Dufer!), AP Inc. marketing and advertising for the Grillfest
Committee work: CMSAP compost program, GTC garden planning, Land School field guide/plant identification, Pink Tower Button quote, yearbook and technology
It was an awesome day at the Civitas Model United Nations General Assembly. The students represented their countries and CMS well. Not all of their resolutions passed, but lessons in communication and cooperation were abundant.
Scenes from the week:
Mathematics: Quadratics projects, percents, proportions, ratios, math seminar, and intro to logarithms
Language: Picture prompt, Visual analysis presentations, Tips for writing emails (netiquette), How to write a screenplay, Endurance final discussion and film, Roots, prefixes, and suffixes quiz
Humanities: Human Trafficking/ Modern slavery seminar, Timeline of Atlantic Slave Trade, T3 research topics
Occupations: Painted and designed the bee box, Constructed the bee frames, Prepared the bee yard
Expressions: Scenes from a hat improv, Middle school monologues, Community lunch
Happy Birthday, Kaylee!
Mathematics: Factor cards, quadratic equations, logic puzzles, exponents and the number e quiz
Language: Prefixes, suffixes, and roots presentations, grammar stories and charts, Endurance Discussion Day/ film
Humanities: Howard Zinn’s Black and White, opening lessons on the slave trade
Expressions: Visual art analysis, beehive art proposal, improvs
Occupations: Bees!!!!, beehive construction, honeysuckle sweep, water investigation, and trench digging on the Land w/ Mr. Mike
Micro-economy: Economic systems, free-economy, current events (trade tariffs)
Community: Committee work (iris show, spring trip, land projects, bees, curriculum planning)