Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Congrats to Havvah Keller who has received our dog, Star, to take care of for the next month. Someone who gets the Dog Star award works hard in and out of school. They have spirit, introspection, responsibility, Ubuntu, ( I am because we are), imagination, and service. Havvah is an eighth grader, she is hardworking, kind and just a good person to be around. Star now resides in her dog house in Mr. Rosenberg's room and we are all very proud of Havvah. CONGRATULATIONS!
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Recently in humanities we have been learning about Africa, and the various customs and traditions there. This book, "The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind" takes place in Malawi, and it gives a window into the life of everyone in that part of the world. William, the subject of the book, spends several months trying to get the proper parts together to build a windmill after being forced to drop out of school for the lack of fees. His family had just barely survived a terrible famine, and his vision was that a windmill could provide power, pump water, and spare them from repeating a terrible event. He built a smaller model to test his concept, which worked perfectly and inspired to build a full scale version, which would provide electricity for his home.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Every month our Dog Star Drama group puts on a performance for the rest of team SIRIUS during our all-team meetings. Dog Star Drama is a group of students from team SIRIUS that put on a short skit usually about something that we are working on in class like geography. This month they have decided to pick a more silly topic; frogs. Their skit is called "How the frog went to heaven" it is about a frog helping a man named Kiamana marry a sky maiden. We are really looking forward to seeing it all come together. Here are the students not in the beginning phases of the process.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
During our last all team meeting last week our team dog, Star was awarded to a new person. This months receiver of the dog was Lucian. The dog is awarded to a student on team Sirius who shows all the Sirius qualities, spirit, imagination, responsibility, introspection, ubuntu, and service.