The MS Blog may have been quiet this school year, but the campus has been abuzz with activity!
Our clever problem-solvers have been putting their blended French-American math lessons to the test, with volunteers participating in the AMC8 (on-campus only) and MOEMS math competitions. We’ve recently received the results – congratulations to Jorge Bas (8th), Sashi Chuckravanen (8th), Blake Matz (6th), and Julian Rosenblum (7th) for scoring in the national top quartile on the AMC8! On the MOEMS, David Deutsch (8th) and Eleanor Meyer (7th) achieved the top two scores of SDFAS! Congratulations to them and kudos to all the SDFAS students who participated!
Next up in Math: the Kangourou in French in honor of Pi Day and the next edition of the MOEMS!
Announcing… the 8th Grade Virtual Graduation and festivities on June 12th, 2020. “The best is yet to come, class of 2020!” You will move mountains! – Dr. Seuss
Desmos is the tool students are using now to learn about plotting linear equations. In this example they play a game. There are virtual coins spread out on the paper and the students plot lines to “capture” the coins. Later the students create problems for their peers to solve. Bravo!
In M. Prud’homme’s geography class the 6th grade students researched a place with very low population density. In groups they worked on projects and presented them, via zoom, to their peers. Well done!
The 7th graders just completed a research and creative writing project in Social Studies and Language Arts. After learning about the history and culture of the Tang, Song, and Ming dynasties in China, students then studied Ci poetry, a popular poetry form of the Song dynasty. Students researched a self-selected natural landmark in China and conducted research on the landmark’s region, its people, and its culture. Finally, using what they learned about the landmark, the region, and Ci poetry, they composed their own free-verse poems about the landmark. All of their research and poems were then compiled on a Google Map that we were able to explore as a group and take a “virtual road trip” around China!
A calligramme is a text or poem of a type developed by Guillaume Apollinaire in which the words or letters make up a shape, particularly a shape connected to the subject of the text or poem.
6th Graders are studying symmetry in math with M. Giot. To reinforce what they are learning in class, students sent photo installations of household objects to a partner who recreated the same photo installation over an axis of symmetry. What a fun way to illustrate this concept.
Middle School Students did a supply drive this year and sent their backpacks, chairs and more to Haiti this week. We are glad to help others have a tools to get a great education!