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It’s hard to believe it is almost time for Winter Break! As the adage goes, time flies when you’re having fun! This week, students practiced the roots of trinomials, multiplying binomials, and long division. In Biology, students started the unit on bones. Students tried to guess how many bones are in their bodies by feeling...
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  This week students studied the history of space travel in Science. After they completed a timeline of different space missions, students made their own rocket using the same principles of reacting gasses and force (only using baking soda and vinegar). In History, students continued the simulation of British colonization of the Americas by becoming...
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  This week we jumped back into our studies for our Math and Language units. Students work with Montessori Materials such as the Large Bead Frame and Peg Board. Three different colors are featured on the Peg Board- green for units, blue for tens, and red for hundreds. Students lay out the pegs to visually...
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    We hope Thanksgiving brings you reasons to be grateful! Reflecting on this year, we are grateful for our students, your support and our wonderful community here at MSBG. Happy Thanksgiving! 
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This week our students studied the density and The Principle of Lift. Students made the perfect paper airplanes based on their understanding of how air density affects flight. On Thursday, students will have a paper airplane contest to see how far their planes will go. In biology and botany, students studied plant roots and the...
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This week we completed our study of Native Americans. We will end our unit with a celebration on Monday, November 21st. Students have chosen a tribe to study with a partner for the festivities. Based on their studies, they will create a craft and food for our Lower Elementary students to enjoy. Please take a...
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What a fun last few weeks! It is hard to believe that we were just at camp last Wednesday! Thank you for your help and support in making that trip happen for our students! It was a pleasure to connect with you during the conferences last week. We appreciate all of your support and input. ...
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This week our students were busy learning in and outside of the classroom! Students learned about the Natives of the Northeast region. We made Seminole fry bread and pumpkin butter, which were a big hit! In Math, students worked on common factors, prime factors, and multiplication. In Geometry, students worked on angles. For 5th- year...
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This week we began Peace Pals. For Peace Pals, older students (6th and Middle School) plan lessons that focus on peace and present them to our younger students. This is an excellent opportunity for leadership, community, and peace. In the classroom, students study native peoples of the Northeast and make bandolier bags as an optional...
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This week, students studied Stellar Nucleosynthesis in Science. Students have also been presenting their science projects. It was a lot of fun, and their work was awe-inspiring! Students have been working on prokaryotes, botany, or cells for biology. In Geometry, students are working angles. In math, they are working on factors and multiples. Grammar jumped...
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