Monthly Archives: January 2015

Final Preparations for Canstruction are Underway!

This morning, we assembled the whole middle school to give the sixth graders a hardy load of good wishes as they prepare to build this afternoon and evening. We had a short Canstruction retrospective. Our first Cantruction Jr. event was … Continue reading

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Snow Days: Slow and Yet Still Productive

In 2009,  DARPA did a study to see how fast social media networks could find the location of ten weather balloons that had been raised around the country. They ran their study as a competition: Teams set up the vastest social networks possible, … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek at Canstruction Progress and THANK YOU Goya!

Big excitement for Canstruction this week! The cans are in the building! For the third year we have been so very fortunate to have Goya support Canstruction and our students, in particular, by donating all the cans for our build. … Continue reading

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Reading, the Amazing Skill the Opens all Academic Doors

  Nothing about education in the 21st century has changed the fact that reading is a fundamental skill that opens all academic doors. As the slogan from my childhood put it, “Reading is FUNdamental,” and regardless of its importance in … Continue reading

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Back after winter break

Our first week back, and boy, was it short for students! Three days and then an unexpected snow day to finish the week and cancel the first ski trip of the season. The week still saw a lot of action. … Continue reading

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