Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Science: Building the digestive system

As part of our Identity theme, we're learning about the different human body systems during our Science classes with Lisa. Check out her recent blog entry to see how we're learning about the digestive system!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Art field trip to the UMMA

A tradition: taking a group shot of the 5/6s at the Cube

On Thursday, the entire 5/6 took a trip to the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) to view some exhibits that related to their developing portrait work. Monica has written a bit about it on her blog, which can be found here. (Check it weekly! She updates every Friday!)

(In her entry discussing this field trip, she mentions that photography was forbidden, which meant that she couldn't get any photos of the kids working. I was unaware of the no photography rule at first, so I inadvertently violated that policy. If you keep it quiet, I'll show you a few of the photos that I got before a security guard politely asked me to put away my camera. SHHHH.... IT'S OUR SECRET.) 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Equality, Justice, Harrison Bergeron, and the Global Village

Nick and Eva spy a visitor to the Howell Nature Center Global Village.

We began our week in the spotlight, as it was the job of the 5/6s to lead our Monday morning assembly. Each Monday morning, all of the students, staff, and faculty (and occasional parents, grandparents, and other family members!) gather in the atrium for a community gathering. A different homeroom leads the meeting each week, often taking the opportunity to share something that's been going on in our classes. 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Howell Nature Center Global Village field trip!

Whew! We have successfully completed our once-every-two-years trip to the Howell Nature Center Global Village! There will soon come a day when I will write up a proper post about our experiences, but it is not today, as I am ready for a good, long nap. To tide you over, please check out the page for our class Twitter feed. There, you will find a chronicle of our adventures (tweeted in reverse chronological order). 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Science: "Enigma Cylinders" (and banana phones)

As you may know, Lisa Johnson (famous and beloved for bringing Fish Lab to Summers-Knoll) has joined our faculty as a science teacher. We'll be co-teaching science this year, and we ran a fantastic activity on class on Monday. I'll tell you all about it, just as soon as Bora finishes this phone call. 

Bora blatantly violating our "no phones during the school day" rule

Friday, September 11, 2015

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! - Week one in review

Wow! Just like that, we've completed our first week of school! It's only Friday evening, but the first day jitters seem like a distant memory as we've all settled into our new class. Read on for a brief overview of the various threads of study that we began this week!

But first, say hello to the mysterious, affable, two-headed creature that we call Junella.