Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Cell Batik Analogy

On the week of March 9th we made cells by using Batik.  These cells were made to be models to show how a cell gets and uses energy, and how a cell builds proteins.  We made analogies using many artistic values such as contrast, shape, hue, etc.  Then we recorded an oral explaination that described each organelle and what it does.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Math Racers

In the Math SST with Mr. Scott, students are using Lego dragsters to calculate linear averages and approximations. They will later use the data they collect to design a lab.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Invisible Presence Presentation

On Monday, March 23, Evan Premo and Gowri Savoor came in and gave a presentation on song writing and set building. In math you took a survey asking if you would rather build sets or write songs. Team Sirius was then split in half and then divided in to 4 groups. Each day every group will miss one core class to work on set building or song writing. This week people are working on song writing and next week will be set building. During the presentation they told us about them selves and Gowri Savoor talked about what types of sets we would be building. This unit will definitely be fun!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Monday SST Visitor

  On Monday, March 16th, we had a visitor, Jeremiah M. Eckhaus. He's a local family physician at Montpelier Health Center and he came to talk about the western lifestyle and diet. He told us about how to stay healthy and eat what's best for our bodies. He also talked about the decrease in nutrients in our food and the increase in unhealthy, sugary, fatty food and how it has increased the rate of diabetes by leaps and bounds. He said the best way to keep healthy is to be active and eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Carbohydrates and sugary foods should never replace them.   

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Invisible Presence Unit

In LA class SIRIUS students are working on short poems and poetic sound bites for our artist--in-residence Even Premo. Even is going to be working with students to create a song about community and our home town. Gowri Savoor will also be coming to our school to create theater sets that
highlight our town. This is made possible by Paul Gambill and the Community Engagement Lab.


Science Fair 2015

Friday of March 11, 2015, we had our bi-annual Main Street Middle School Science Fair. Parents, sixth grade students, and people from our community came to see our awesome projects. We had projects from Vermicomposting to Slingshots. Plus, not only did students put their projects on boards, but they also had slide shows and hands on activities. Parents were allowed to come and see for themselves how the whole process works. Next Science Fair: 2017.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Pi Day 3/14/15!

                 On Friday the 13th SIRIUS students will be celebrating Pi Day which is on Saturday the 14th.  Some of the activities that will be happening include eating pie in TA and trying to remember as many digits of pi as you can. Another contest will be where students in groups of about eight will be presented with small plates of whipped cream with a piece of bubble gum underneath. The object of the contest is to get to the bubble gum without out your hands and blow a bubble before anyone else. This will all be happening during our SST time at 10:00 to 10:35, during which we will probably play pi music.            

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


STAR has found a new home in Mrs Brace's TA, SIRIUS's mascot, Star! was voted by band of SIRIUS teachers and the former owner of Star.  If you're interested in earning Star at the next all team meeting, then remember to be an involved, enthusiastic student!