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  Conferences are next week! Can you believe that we are fully a quarter of the way done with this school year? Where did it go? Our middle school students are preparing to talk to their parents about all of our various activities: the ones we like, the ones we don’t like, those that cause...
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Protesting is the special of the week. What are we mad about? What wrongs need to be righted? These were presented to each other to see if we could draw our friends to our individual causes. Nothing can stop us if we work together. You want fashion? These brown paper foot-huggers (above) are all the...
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This week has been a beautiful whirlwind of work. We are finishing up some a packet about the Explorers of North America (above left), working toward the American Revolution, and examining the causes and effects of static electricity (above right). We are getting ready to finish Touching Spirit Bear, before moving on to Spooookier stories...
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  We are nearing the end of our discussion of Touching Spirit Bear. Some of us are 1 week from the end, and others are 2 weeks away, but we are all excited to witness the end of Cole’s personal journey on the island. In history, we’re talking about the 7 Years War, which Winston...
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Our routines are getting settled and our workloads are increasing. This past week, we delivered some donated goods to the Brown Bag Food Project. Peg gave us some insight into what they do, how they do it, and why they do it. It was an enlightening experience. For science, we are playing with simulations for...
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This week, we experimented with Thermal Energy, transfer of Heat, and measuring Temperature. That exercise was good, because there was ice cream involved. We like ice cream. We are moving quickly through the American Colonial period, talking about what life was like for English, Spanish, and French colonists in the 17th and 18th centuries. There...
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So far this year, our class has been wading hip-deep into the Exploration of the Americas by European Nations and the long-term affects of the Age of Exploration.  We are also playing with Newton’s Laws of Motion, Energy, Force, Work and the relationships between those scientific concepts. But you aren’t here to read about that....
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Cycle 1: Exploration Travel. Adventure. New Horizons. New Frontiers. It is human nature to be curious and explore. We are never content, and that’s the way it should be. We see the world around us as a jumping off point. We want to see new things, learn new things, and push as many boundaries as...
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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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