School News

This week in Humanities class we began discussing agriculture. Next week we’ll discuss the history of humanity in North America (including ancient North American agricultural techniques such as “slash and burn” or “the three sisters”). We’ll also discuss the popular Thanksgiving myth vs. what actually happened. In science, students kicked off their cell unit by completing a scavenger hunt to find pieces of cells, which were then assembled in a cell puzzle. Next week, they’ll move on to cell organelles. There was no assigned reading this week, and students are working on writing Reading Response 2: The Boy With the Bronze Axe by Kathleen Fiddler.
Today in Mathtivity, students worked with partners to find missing numbers and missing digits in a variety of math problems (sometimes with the help of math manipulatives). In Skills Workshop, after a social check in and discussion about consent and boundaries, students did a variety of fun team building activities. (Pictured, students worked together to see which group could build the tallest tower out of marshmallows and dried spaghetti!) This afternoon we’ll have a virtual “field trip” about evolution with Fred from the Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College, followed by project time. What a great day to spend a cozy, rainy day!

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