July 20, 2021

Summer Sage News: Week of July 19, 2021

Week of July 19, 2021

The Olympics will be taking the stage this Friday, July 23, 2021! World-class athletes will come together to showcase their hard work and skills for all to see. Challenge yourself this week with physical fitness ideas in preparation for the summer games and we hope you enjoy the other content learning activities below. Have a wonderful week! 

    One of the most gratifying things about finishing a novel is watching the film. We find that books are often better because we are responsible for painting pictures in our minds---we envision the text in a rich, imaginative world and when we watch the film, we may be found wanting.

      This can be a topic of discussion with your students and perhaps even motivate them to read more novels with associated films. Engage them by providing graphic organizers to spark meaningful discussions on Books vs Movies!

      Have you ever wanted to try Sudoku, but been intimidated by all the numbers and grids? This is a fun and easy way to get used to the format with colors and candy! Ease into the game with easy-to-hard grids and practice your logic and problem-solving skills along the way.

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      Speaking of sweets in Sudoku, beware of all those extra summer treats! Chompin’ on popsicles, s’mores, and candy all summer long might leave you with a toothache! Check out how sugar and bacteria wears away healthy tooth enamel with this fascinating eggs-periment.

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      Social Studies
      Did you know that the Rosetta Stone was discovered in July of 1799? One incredible thing to note is that it was inscribed three times: in Egyptian hieroglyphics, Demotic script, and Ancient Greek! See if you can decipher these codes and perhaps even write your own!

      Social-Emotional Wellness
      As the 6-8 graders are working through the 7 Habits with Mrs. Lake, it is important to note that the guiding principles are applicable and can be adapted to all ages. Use these posters as talking points to discuss and share what it means to value and represent our best selves.

      Upcoming Enrichment Workshops
      These live, virtual enrichment workshops are led by Ms. Jaimielynn Lake (you may recognize her from the Summer Bridge Book videos) and they are designed to engage students in a fun and meaningful way. Workshops are optional and you must register your student(s) ahead of time.

      THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2021

      9:00-9:45 AM
      Habits of Highly Effective Teens: Habit #3
      Register: Grades 6-8

      11:00-11:45 AM
      Directed Drawing: Artist Focus - Chris Uphues
      Register: Grades K-2 

      12:00-12:45 PM
      Directed Drawing: ArtHub-Foldable Earth
      Register: Grades 3-5

      1:00-1:45 PM
      Directed Drawing: Warm/Cool Tree
      Register: Grades 6-8

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