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Today is PI Day! Mustang Cafe is celebrating with…PIE! We will be open in the morning, as usual. Then spend part of the day creating tasty baked goods to sell in the afternoon time. We also had the opportunity to serve coffee to the BG Chamber of Commerce and display our skills as baristas. It...
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The BIG news in the middle school room this week is: OUR 3D PRINTER CAME IN!!! This item should be a huge asset to the classroom as we learn how to use CAD software and create designs based on our studies. Not to mention the fact that it’s super cool. In our Seminar this week,...
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We are back from our wonderful trip to Snow Mountain Ranch! It was a beautiful and rewarding experience for everyone involved, including our new best friends, Liv and Kristine, from the Montessori School of Evergreen, Colorado. If you haven’t seen the photos of us snowshoeing, falling, cross-country skiing, falling, tubing, falling, and playing (falling) in...
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The Middle School will spend the next few days in full swing preparation for our trip to Snow Mountain Ranch in Colorado: menu planning, packing lists, and “what to expect when you’re expecting a boat load of snow.” Thursday and Friday of next week (20th and 21st) Mustang Cafe will be closed while those that...
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This week was one of our busiest yet! We have been writing arguments, learning how to angle evidence, and how to plan ahead for quick writing. Mr. Stephen Chung came in on Wednesday to give us a greater understanding of electron configuration and chemical bonding. He used models to help us understand orbitals and how...
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This week, IN MIDDLE SCHOOL! We launched hard into our Chemistry unit, looking at the Electron Field and how the electrons of elements on the Periodic Table interact with each other. Then we built Orbital Patterns using balloons and the Atom Board. It was confusing, but exciting. We also started arguing…in the best way possible....
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  This week saw our first foray into the care of creatures at Nature’s Nursery, starting with the feeder creatures: meal worms, crickets, cockroaches, and red worms. While we were a little squeamish at first, we powered through and gave them the care that they need. We look forward to spending every other Wednesday afternoon...
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MSBG Middle School is excited to be back in session! We are starting our new year with an exploration of chemical elements and their uses. We dove in with gusto! We will also be reading Copper Sun, by Sharon Draper, and discussing the use and abuse of power. Starting next week, we will be making bi-monthly trips...
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On Wednesday, the Middle School took a trip to Nature’s Nursery in Whitehouse. The hope is that this will become a monthly or semi-monthly trip to learn how to care for the living things around us and foster stewardship of our ecosystem. Primarily, we will be focusing on the “feeder creatures”, including cockroaches, mealworms, crickets,...
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This past week, the middle schoolers made puff pastries filled with maple cream. We made everything from scratch and the end result was absolutely delicious. Mustang Cafe has also put out our Winter Tea selection, including a Peppermint Bark tea and a Cranberry Spice Hibiscus tea. Stop by for a free smell! In the classroom,...
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