Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Some new and exiting things in team sirius. In humanity class right now, we are working on PLP's or Personal Learning PLans. They are plans designed to meet our goals, and a place for teachers and parents to learn about things we are interested in. If you want to learn more about them or to see your childs PLP, you can go to the mpsvt.org/msms and go to core teams, and go to the Sirius website. Also, confrences are coming up soon. November 5th and 6th are for parents to sign up to meet with any of the teachers on team Sirius. Everyone should have gotten an emial, and if you didn't, feel free to email any of our core teaachers.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
We have been studying the global food crisis. We have found many factors and solutions for this crisis. We waste up to 300% of our food in the U.S. We are also writing an informational paper to learn and discuss this topic. As well as what solution is the best and how we can change this way of food consumption to make a better world.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Here in science class, team Sirius is having a rocket unit! The students will be working in groups and creating their own rockets using bottles and other materials. We are learning about what we can do to make these rockets go far. For example, will adding water in the rocket or the size of the bottle affect how far it will fly? After we are done creating these rockets we will all go outside and launch them! We are very excited to see our results and how well our rockets will fly.
Mr. Scott took the Algebra students to go on a radar run. We took the speeds of cars with radars to find cars that speed. We were with Officer Nysly. We took the speeds of cars passing with a light radar as well as a laser radar. The highest speed we saw was 30 mph.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
On Monday, October 20th, of this year, Team Sirius held an all team meeting. We had a Dogstar Drama performance and birthdays. The six kids who went to the Teal Farm presented their slideshows to teach Team Sirius about the Teal Farm, a self sustainable farm, and how the farm functions and produce the food there. In conclusion, we in Team Sirius had a all team meeting that taught us about farms and also entertained us with a Dogstar performance. Check out the Dogstar Drama blog.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Jacqueline Woodson, author of many award-winning books, such as Brown Girl Dreaming, Feathers, Each Kindness, If You Come Softly, and many more, came to visit our school on tuesday, the thirteenth of October. The school gathered for an all-school assembly, where she read from some of her books ( including Feathers, Locomotive, and The Other Side), before answering some questions that the students and teachers here at MSMS had for her.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
In 8th Grade math class we did a math marble roll. Each group of 4/5 people used math books and put two meter sticks together with tape and put one end on the top of the books so that the marble would roll down. There was a bullseye with a big square, a medium sized square in the big one, than a smaller square in the medium sized one. they could choose how many books the group wanted to stack. The distance between the bullseye to where they released the marble was around 250-300 centimeters.The big square was worth 1 point, the medium sized square was worth 2 points, and the small square was worth 3 points. The group that got the most points wins. Each team got three rolls and between each roll they made a conclusion, they did a data and analysis and a hypothesis before each roll.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Last Friday team SIRIUS took a field trip to the Ben and Jerry's factory! On this field trip we learned about food distribution. Ben and Jerry's was definitely a fun part to Friday's field trip, especially with ice cream involved!