Field Trip to Gates Foundation

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Hannah “We got great ideas for Pay it Forward.”

McKenzie: We got to say inspiring things to girls and hang them from the ceiling.

Lola: It gave us a way to really connect with some of the girls who really need help.”

Helen “Something that really inspired me was the simulation of the babies that enabled us to learn how to care for them and weigh them.”

Eden “I really appreciated the Half the Sky exhibit and I’m borrowing Wendy’s book it is based on.”

Testing for Dissolved Oxygen

Currently in Science, we are testing the levels of dissolved oxygen in water from different sources, at different temperatures, and of different salinity.  We are learning about the Winkler Titration technique and its impact on aquatic life in Washington.IMG_7284 IMG_7283 IMG_7282 IMG_7281 IMG_7280 IMG_7279 IMG_7277 IMG_7276 IMG_7275 IMG_7274 IMG_7273 IMG_7271 IMG_7270

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Folktales and Did You Know!

This week, we began delving into the richness of African American Folktales and continued preparing for the Did You Know Presentations that will happen throughout the rest of the year.

Students have been investigating the connection between various African oral traditions and different types of African American folktales.  They will be writing their own version of a Pourquoi Story that features the trickster Anansi and one of their favorite animals or aspects of nature.