John, Wade, and Noah are working on Wade’s RedBot kit. I look forward to our MakerSpace opening up next week for a Pumpkin Chunkin build and for the use of the new tools and tech builder kits. Logan’s working on (playing with?) some basic design. I love how his computer is on top of the microwave.… Read More Day 57: Shocker!
As I mentioned in the Day 55 post, we were on a modified schedule due to CMAS testing. This schedule opened our mornings – students did not arrive until after 12:00pm, which provided quite a bit of time for us to work, process, reflect, visit, etc. I can’t tell you how much we needed this… Read More Day 56: Here’s to the Late Starts!
To CMAS, or not to CMAS, that is the question— Whether ’tis Smarter in the mind to suffer The A’s, B’s, and C’s of outrageous Testing, Or to take Option against a Sea of multiple choice bubbles, And by opposing, end them? To rest, to go to Starbucks— No more; and by a test, to say we end The Heart-ache,… Read More Day 55: To CMAS Or Not To CMAS, That Is The Question
Staff Development Day – no students. We began the day with a presentation by district safety staff, which was necessary and surreal. Anytime you’re discussing active shooter scenarios and the impact velocity of long rifle rounds with a group of educators in a school it’s bound to be weird and emotionally draining. As a follow… Read More Day 54: Big People in Mosaic
Our freshmen are all participating in a project called, “Cultures of Dominance.” Part of this work introduces basic genetics and molecular biology as they pertain to the concept of “race” and genes that determine traits like skin and eye color. A seminar was offered today that allowed students to use their prior knowledge (with some pushing… Read More Day 53: From Genocide to DNA
We were invited to Clear Sky Elementary School to help with their first grade projects. About fifty Mosaic students and two teachers bussed to our fellow feeder area school where we were greeted by teachers. In this picture a first grade teacher discusses the project and the presentations. Our students appreciated helping the youngsters and giving… Read More Days 48 – 52: First Graders, Community, and Halloween – Umm, Oh My?
The first term of the year ended just prior to Fall Break and the second term began, and with it some changes. Three students decided they wanted to move into “regular” classes. The term “structure” gets used a lot in these conversations, but I don’t necessarily think it’s the right term. Mosaic is chalk full… Read More Days 43 – 47: Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes