Happy Friday! Here’s an update on our Innovators workshops and upcoming events. As always, please feel free to email, call, or sign up for our office hours if you have any questions, concerns, or need support in your homeschooling. For Jennifer’s Office Hours, click here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084bafae2da5fe3-office; For Janette’s Office Hours, click here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44ada729a13-march3
Workshop Update from Ethel:
Students got to explore the different ecological relationships between certain marine mammals this week by watching footage from NatGeo’s Critter Cam program. We learned what mutualism, symbiosis, parasitism, and commensalism mean as well as explored examples of these relationships. Using their knowleged of trophic levels, food webs, and ecological relationships, students began to create imaginary eco systems. They had voice and choice to decide if they wanted to work together, or on their own.
We continued to explore and learn about Aztec and Maya religion, specifically religious rituals, gods and goddesses and their ties to agriculture. Next, we delved into the Maya and Aztec written languages. Students began writing their names using actual Maya glyphs. Next week, I’m excited to bring this workshop into the Maker Space with Jim for a hands-on, creative project about Mesoamerican masks!
Da Vinci Mixer & Silent Auction - Mon., March 12, 6-9pm.
oTicket sales are live!!! To RSVP & to buy tickets, click here.
oThis will be FUN! Don’t miss it!
DVIA's Second Annual Science Fair – Sat., March 17, 1-3pm
oFollow this link for more information and to sign up.
oThis is a great opportunity. We hope many of you will participate.
March 19th, 9 AM – 10:30 AM – State Testing Information Workshops for parents and students in grades 3-8. I will meet with parents and Janette will work with students. I will talk with you about how to help your child have a positive testing experience and go over the logistics of test days. Janette will share with students what to expect, our DV testing philosophy, how to navigate the computer interface and different problem types. I encourage all collaborative families new to DVIA to attend. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084bafae2da5fe3-state1
March 22 11 AM - Trip to the Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro. This is for Collaborative K – 5th grade students. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44ada729a13-marine
March 23rd – 10 AM – 1 PM – Hike at Millard Falls in San Gabriel Mountains. The Ballard family will guide us on a short hike that takes us to a waterfall. This is open to all collaborative 3rd – 8th grade students. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084bafae2da5fe3-hike
March 26 – 30 – Student Led Conferences – Work Journal 4 is a bit shorter than the others so it’ll already be time for us to meet again for SLC’s. This will be our last SLC of the year. A sign up will be sent out to you from either Janette or myself.
April 2 – 5 Spring Break! Enjoy the week off!
Tuesday April 10 at 5 PM - LACMA Evening for Educators: City and Cosmos: Arts of Teotihuacan – These adult evenings are great events focused on building educators’ skill sets and content knowledge. The $15 ticket includes a catered dinner (served outdoors, so wear layers). http://www.lacma.org/evenings-for-educators
oJanette will attend. Hope to see you there!
oWe are scheduling a field trip to this exhibit. More info TBA.
April 16 – April 27 – State Testing – If you haven’t signed up yet, please sign up for 4 time slots (5 time slots for 5th grade and 8th grade students). More info and Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084bafae2da5fe3-state
May 1st 9 PM – 11:30 PM – Grunion Run at Cabrillo Beach – More info. and sign up coming later…