What a month! It has been both exhilarating and exhausting, but so worth it! The reJuse-a-palooza is now behind us, but the learning will last a lifetime. It is my hope that this introduction to philanthropy and non-profit business has given our students a taste of both the amount and kind of work involved in this enterprise, and the great reward that comes from knowing you made a difference.
Thank you to all of you who helped make the event a success!
On Friday, the students celebrated with a cake and slide show as our treasurer, Emily, gave us the financial rundown. The students were thrilled to learn that they raised nearly $1000 for Keep Austin BeautifulÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â AND were able to make a substantial donation to the ARC of Texas.
At Kaballat Shabbat, the 8th grade students dramatized the history of trash and the unsustainable material economy.
8TH GRADE SCIENCE
The 8th grade students spent this week and last investigating sound waves, including key concepts such as frequency, amplitude, and wavelengths. They conducted labs using tuning forks, bottles with water and sound meters. This week we move on to electromagnetic and light waves.
We look forward to our Six Flags math and science field trip on Friday when we will examine amusement park physics!
6TH Grade Science
After wrapping up our geology unit, the sixth grade turned their attention to the food waste project. Frequent visits by Bernard from Keep Austin Beautiful focused on the history of trash, landfills, and composting. The students were excited to begin a vermi-composting bin which will be incorporated into our new aquaponics system!
We have moved on to our last unit, Weather and Water, where we will examine the atmosphere and hydrosphere!
We begin with an investigation of air and its components.
6TH GRADE MATH
This week the students will take the Unit 11 exam on integers! Next, we will move on to probability.
KIDS IN THE CREEK
The student tested water quality last week using our Vernier data collectors and probes. Students tested pH, dissolved oxygen, and temperature in pools, riffles, and glides. This week we will travel to Shoal Creek where Roy and Lue will teach us about the geology of the creek.