Day 5 Genius Hour Video

I’m so proud of these hard-working students. We had a wonderful day of learning. We learned about: the history of soccer, chickens, slime, tips for great writing, the five most dangerous animals in North America, the evolution of cars and how the assembly line came about, sugar skulls and how to make one, how to make spaghetti, dolphins, how to make lasagna, the Megatherium, JK “Red” Harris and his fame in the rodeo world, how has Fortnite and its features changed over the years, the most common weapons used the WWII, how skyscrapers are built, the history of Skittles and how to make homemade Skittles, the hoverboard’s history and changes, Iris Apfel, and general surgery.

Super job, “expert!” I’m so proud of you!

 

 

Day 4 Genius Hour Video

I’m so proud of these experts! Way to show what you know!

On this day we learned about: twirling, coding, the history of baseball, the USS Lexington, top 4 most rare diseases, what is required to be a game warden, genealogy, weapons used in WWII, evolution of cooking, baking (and enjoyed delicious cookies), the evolution of safety equipment worn in football,  the Megalodon, the Red River, tornadoes, how to become a zoologist, zodiac signs, the Navy Seals, and the evolution of military tanks. What a fun day of learning!

Watch the video of these superstars! Enjoy!

Awards Ceremony Information

Please join us Wednesday, May 22, at 10:00 am in the auditorium to celebrate the successes of our Middle School students.  Recognition/awards will be given to students for academic achievement and extracurricular activities. The ceremony should conclude around 11:30, and students will be able to leave with parents at that time.  School will be dismissed for summer at 12:00.

Hope to see you there!

 

Day 3 Genius Hour Video

I’m so proud of these experts! Way to show what you know.

On this day we learned about: the history of juggling, goats, orcas, beekeeping, the evolution of cars from the 70’s to now, the history of vacuums, sarcoma cancer, Parvo, Australian Shepherds, Fortnite, the CIA, pandas, hedgehogs, wolves, cardiology, volcanoes, what it takes to make it to the NBA, anthropomorphism, progeria, the characteristics of a good friend, and the process it takes to train a guide dog. What a fun day of learning!

Lesson Plans for the Week of May 13-May 17

Monday- 

  • STAAR Math Test

Bring a book and come well rested and ready to show off. The school is providing a snack and water bottle for each child.

Tuesday- 

  • STAAR Reading Test

Bring a book and come well rested and ready to show off. The school is providing a snack and water bottle for each child.

Wednesday-

6th Grade Reward Trip to Faith Flip and Kids View Wooden Park **Those remaining behind will rotate between teachers.

Thursday-

6th-grade band trip to Canton

Friday– Chromebook check-in, Stuco (Student Council) Field Trip, and 10:30 our seniors walk through the building

Important Dates:

5/13- STAAR Math

5/14- STAAR Reading

5/16- 6th Grade Band Trip to Canton

5/21- Early Release

5/22- Early Release and last day of school

**Awards assembly is from 10-12

 

Day 2 Genius Hour Video

I’m so proud of these experts! Way to show what you know.

On this day, we learned about: German Shepherds, hot dogs, the history of basketball and volleyball, coding, the T Rex and dinosaurs from the Cretaceous period, sugar gliders, constellations, stop motion videos, the job of a veterinarian, neonatal nursing, how to take care of rabbits in FFA, the history of braids, magic and saw some cool tricks, birthday celebrations in other countries, what it’s like to work with special needs adults, the history of gaming and the Girl Scouts, wolves and if we can earn their trust, and how to train to become a professional dancer.

Enjoy!

Genius Hour -Day 1 VIDEO

I’m so proud of Day 1’s experts. Way to show what you know!

On this day, we had two dogs to visit us and got to watch some tricks. We also learned about trophy hunting, the 3 most dangerous dog breeds, the Air Force, taekwondo,FFA, the role of a marine biologist, the history of the butterfly knife, volleyball and TV, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Taj Mahal, how to help our local animal shelter, therapy dogs, got homemade dog treats for our furry friends, the role of therapists and got samples of essential oils, the history of comedy, the Bermuda Triangle, Argentina, and we learned that athleticism is definitely genetic.

Genius Hour- Day 2

Genius Hour Day 2 was amazing! We had another day of powerful presentations and loads of learning!

Today’s “experts” taught us about: German Shepherds, hot dogs, the history of basketball and volleyball, coding, the T Rex and dinosaurs from the Cretaceous period, sugar gliders, constellations, stop motion videos, the job of a veterinarian, neonatal nursing, how to take care of rabbits in FFA, the history of braids, magic and we saw some cool tricks, birthday celebrations in other countries, what it’s like to work with special needs adults, the history of gaming and the history of Girl Scouts, wolves and if we can earn their trust, and how to train to become a professional dancer.

Genius Hour 2

Genius Hour -Day 1

Wow! Genius Hour (Day 1) presentations were amazing! We had two dogs to visit us and got to watch some tricks. We also learned about trophy hunting, the 3 most dangerous dog breeds, the Air Force, taekwondo, FFA, the role of a marine biologist, the history of the butterfly knife, volleyball and TV, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Taj Mahal, how to help our local animal shelter, therapy dogs, got homemade dog treats for our furry friends, the role of therapists (we even got our own samples of essential oils), the history of comedy, the Bermuda Triangle, Argentina, and we learned that athleticism is definitely genetic. I can’t wait for tomorrow!

Genius Hour -Day 1