Middle school life - past events
Posted Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 9:51:00 AM
The MY4s have officially kicked off the planning phase of their performing arts unit “The Show”. During this unit students will ask, “How does the success of an individual’s performance depend on the support and efforts of a community?” In a productive discussion session on Thursday afternoon, they identified the skills and strengths of the class, and delegated various responsibilities required to produce a show. Now they will write and work on various scenes and acts. What is it about, you ask? Expect to be hearing from the publicity team in the not-too-distant future!
Posted Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013 12:37:00 PM
Gibberish Mirror, Alien-Tiger-Cow: MY3 Improvs
MY3 English students kicked-off their new public speaking unit by trying out some “improvisations.” The purpose of these activities was to be a little silly, shake off nervousness, and get comfortable speaking in front of their peers. This silliness will get progressively more serious as they move through the unit and begin to ask, “How can I use public speaking to meet the needs of my community?”
Posted Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 1:11:00 PM
Designing for a Sustainable Future
Today the world is rapidly changing and there is a high degree of interconnectedness. Understanding how society works and how economic decision-making affects the environment will solve many problems. During the first quarter, the MY4 class completed their unit on sustainable design. Students asked themselves, “How can designers transform environments?” Then, by using the design process, they constructed products using discarded materials or created environmentally friendly designs.
Posted Monday, Oct 21, 2013 1:00:00 PM
You Want Us To Do What?
MY1 science students continued to develop their lab skills, learning how to properly use a microscope. They then put these skills to the test by learning how to prepare wet mounted slides of cells. Whose cells? Their own of course, obtained from a swab of their cheeks. Finally, students learned about and applied a cell stain (in this case Lugol's solution) to bring out features in the cells, such as the nucleus, in their slides.
Posted Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 4:00:00 PM
Senior Surf Day, 9 October
The MY4 class has, for the second year in a row organized the annual Senior Surf Day at Sandefjord bibliotek. This day is an extension of the school Community and Service group which the students run every second Wednesday. On this particular day, the students ran a day of seminars where seniors were invited to attend instructional sessions on computer basics. The sessions were full with many happy customers!
Posted Friday, Sep 27, 2013 8:00:00 AM
MY2 poetry evening
In the unit 'Symbolism in poetry' the students in MY2 have worked with the guiding question How do authors use symbols to make meaning in poetry? The MY2's have studied poetry of various authors and written their own poems. The culminating event of this unit was a Poetry Night where all the students in MY2 presented their work to parents, fellow students and teachers. They all did a good job in organizing this event, and we all had a great time listening to original poetry!
Posted Monday, Sep 16, 2013 8:00:00 AM
MY1 and MY2 in the science lab
MY 1-2 students explore the science lab, getting acquainted with lab apparatus and measurement techniques. Safety protocols were enforced, as students used inquiry to come up with the best way to get the measurements they needed.
Posted Friday, Sep 13, 2013 8:00:00 AM
MY3 PE with Mr Holmes
MY3’s Stamina HOT unit is How can assessment move us towards our goals? After an initial assessment, one of the activities we have done is spinning. Spinning is an activity that all ages and fitness levels can benefit from. You choose the pace that suits you, so you are only competing with yourself! The pictures are from Mr. Holmes’ MY3 Stamina HOT Fitness class.
Posted Monday, Sep 9, 2013 6:00:00 PM
MY5 students were faced with the daunting task of building a model of a lithium atom using only the materials they carried to their desk as a start to their Radiation and Radioactivity Unit. This activity allowed student to review atomic structure, how to use the Periodic Table, what makes a good model, as well as a chance for them to show their creative side.