6th and 7th grade mathematicians are being challenged to find the least amount of packaging needed to wrap the collection of candies. There is great work going on understanding surface area and volume!
A community meeting was held on March 30th where the classroom finalists in the Voice 2 Voice program performed their poems. They all did an incredible job! Hannah, Adam, and Franklin earned a spot on the stage at the Voice 2 Voice Finale at the Stonington Opera House on Friday, April 7th. They did a spectacular job there, as well.
Please take a moment to appreciate the hard work that that these students put into this project. Bravo!
Every student in grades K-8 voted, and the student council officers are the following:
Co-Presidents: Josh Chambers and Grace Whiting
Vice President: Cyrus Blake
Secretary: Whitney Torrey
Treasurer: Mason Cole
Congratulations to all! All classrooms from K-8 will also be electing their own 'class representatives' who will add to our student council.
Everyone's favorite part of the chemistry unit is Slime Week. This week, we made a new slime in middle school every day.
We started out with a super absorbent polymer called sodium polyacrylate. It can absorb up to 300 times its own weight in water!
On day 2 of Slime Week, we demonstrated a chemical reaction and the formation of a polymer with the classic borax and glue recipe, but we added shaving cream to make if fluffy and fragrant.
Next was our only edible slime--instant pudding! The chemical reaction that allows instant pudding to thicken is similar to the reaction that makes cement harden.
We ended Slime Week with Oobleck, the classic corn starch and water slime. It is a non-newtonian fluid, which means that sometimes it acts like a liquid, and sometimes it acts like a solid, depending on how you handle it. The students kept testing this slime in creative ways to see what it could do.
Students have also been studying some geometry, starting to look at nets and surface area. We had a bit of a celebration on Pi day, as well!
Our 6-7th grades have been exploring concepts of government types in the ancient world. Watch the video!
six most effective learning strategies. After research was completed, they chose a teacher they wanted to share their learning with and began their writing. A bit of editing was done to polish up the message. Their letters have been signed, sealed, and delivered! It was great to make their writing purposeful and have an authentic audience. Well done, writers!
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