Hello Innovators, I hope you have all enjoyed this beautiful spring weather we’ve been having! Homeschooling gives us all such a great opportunity to get outside and learn from some amazing experiences away from a desk and computer. Here’s an update on this week’s workshops and upcoming events to keep on your radar. Also, I’ve attached some photos from Ethel that she took during workshops so check them out and see if you can find your kid! He / She may be unrecognizable!
Welcome back from Spring Break!
This week students dove into the question, “How do plankton affect the air we breathe?” Students calculated how many of the breaths they take each day come from the phytoplankton, Prochlorococcus. Students used data collection and calculations to understand how the health of the ocean affects their lives. Students also created posters to increase public awareness about the problem with their own ocean health outreach slogan; for example, Save the Phytoplankton—Breathe More Air!
In the Maker Space, students finished their Maya inspired masks. We had a parade of masks around campus to showcase their creations!
The next 2 weeks we will be focused on State Testing so there will not be regular workshops on April 17th or April 24th.
If you need to change your State Testing times, the sign up is here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084bafae2da5fe3-state
Please help your child come to state testing with a good night’s sleep, a healthy breakfast, and an “I can do this!” attitude! Testing sessions begin at 10:30 AM and at 1:00 PM…please drop your child off 10-15 minutes before their scheduled testing time so everyone is ready to go when the testing session begins. If your child is taking both the AM testing session and the PM testing session, please pack them a lunch. Students can stay on campus for lunch and body break from 12:05 – 12:50.
If you would like to sign up for Janette’s or Jennifer’s office hours, you can do so here:
Jennifer’s Office Hours: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084bafae2da5fe3-office
Janette’s Office Hours: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44ada729a13-april3
Have a great weekend!
DVIA Voyagers Teacher
Grades 6 – 8 Collaborative Program