As part of our food unit, students are completing a Tic Tac Toe grid where they choose to complete 3 activities for the unit. One of the activities is preparing a traditional dish from the Hispanic culture. We were warmed up this snowy day by some delicious treats! These included Magadalenas, a lemony breakfast muffin from Spain; Miguelitos, a flaky pastry with a chocolate creamy filling; torrijas, bread pudding similar to French toast usually served during Easter; and a Mexican pico de gallo salsa. Some other dishes not included in the pictures included paella, flan, gazpacho and alfajores. The students have shown a lot of talent in the kitchen! ¡Buen provecho!
The students were studying cells and the type of organelles in each cell. The students could do a 3D model using different mediums, make a cell organelle book by comparing every day things to organelles, create a wrap or a documentary. The students then presented to their peers.
Students applied their skills of solving systems of equation to complex puzzles that involved coins and dollar amounts.
Students selected groups based upon their interests. Our engineering design club built tables that held the most weight.
In our 8th Grade Guidance Class, students are working on an independent project in which they are exploring post-secondary options. For this project, students are comparing either two post-secondary options or two colleges/universities. They are researching a range of information for their choices, including the subject area that they would want to study, activities that they would want to be involved in, and options to help pay for post-secondary education. They will then present their findings to their class. Students are completing great research and work on their projects! Examples of the projects are below.
This is an additional piece to help further students’ career awareness and readiness. Last month, our 6th and 7th grade students completed career readiness activities, which included learning how to express their skills and qualities by creating “I Can vs. I Am” statements, relating subject area interests to career options, and researching job opportunities for teenagers. Students did a fantastic job reflecting on these career lessons! Great work, Everyone!