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Earth Day

The Synergy community celebrated Earth Day with flare—including a recycle relay, leaf rubbing, insect drawing, seed planting, energy audits, and a poetry reading.

The Ecoteam, a dedicated group of students led by co-advisors Rhea and Annie, organized the celebration. 187 more words

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Synergy Spring Concert

Like spring itself, Synergy’s Spring Concert is eagerly anticipated each year—along with blossoms, stone fruit, longer days, and, of course, spring vacation. Tons of work, weeks of rehearsal, and a tremendous outpouring of staff energy make this evening possible each year. 203 more words

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Sphero Bridge Building

Every year, my 2nd grade GT students build bridges as part of a unit on Structures.  We have K’nex kits, and they enjoy learning about the different types of bridges as well as making their own versions. 438 more words


Please Allow Me to Reiterate

I was feeling pretty clever.

As most of you know, that is never a good sign.

My creative, engaging activity for the day turned out to be one of those lessons that makes a teacher ask the dreaded question, “Should I continue this fiasco or give up and find a video?” 443 more words


The Roses of Success

Edutopia’s Amy Erin Borovoy (@VideoAmy) recently curated a collection of videos that she titled, “Freedom to Fail Forward.” Always looking for ways to teach my younger students about developing a Growth Mindset, I was pleased to see that her final suggestion was a clip from… 128 more words


I Don't Want to Live on the Moon

I don’t know if you recognize the title of this post as a Sesame Street song (I didn’t), but it is.  The song was written by Jeff Moss, but there is a new cover of it that appears in… 85 more words


FUNology: Kinetics

The Science Behind Kinetics – 1 Hour Program

Introduction: About Kinetics (10 minutes)

Elaine, Laura, Welcome to an AACPL Funology Program

Today we’re going to do a series of activities, some of which focus directly on different types of kinetic energy, others which focus on identifying how your body moves, and finally how kinetic movement has affected art, such as mobiles. 576 more words

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