The Leader Board is up!

On Wednesday, Ms. Parker and Ms. Gilbertson got the first round standings posted in the hall on the 3rd floor.

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Team points are awarded for 1)being in seat, with materials when the bell rings, 2) having homework assignment finished, and 3)appropriate behavior. Individual points are awarded for points on homework assignments, discussions, assessments. Your individual points affect your grade and your team, but your team points do not affect your grade.

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Welcome to Trimester 3!

8th grade students, welcome to Narrative Analysis and Creation!  Make sure to check out the resources available on our blog, and also find texts we have read here.

7th grade students, welcome to Informational Text and The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.

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Our Student Gets Published!

Congratulations to Makaiya for being chosen for her anti-bullying essay!

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Read her essay and see the official web post here.

Mr. Kohn’s Classes

Please click the link for your class’s form.

Period 1 click here

Period 3 click here

Period 6 click here

Getting to Know You

Please take these short surveys to help us learn more about you 🙂

For the writing survey:

Ms. Gilbertson’s class, please click here.

Ms. Gause/Bull/Revak’s classes, please click here.

Share with Us

We’d like to get to know you better! Please click on the link for your English teacher to take the survey.

Ms. Gilbertson’s classes click here.

Ms. Parker’s class click here. 

Opening Week Information

Please follow this link to give me information about yourself 🙂

NASA and We Know It

Being the Aerospace school, learning about all things dealing with space and flight, has given me serious interest in NASA’s Mars Rover mission. I have been entertained by Mission Control’s originality and felt the need to share what I have seen.

This is a great website that explains some of the great things that NASA has contributed:

About 18 Quatrillion Things NASA Has Given Us

“NASA and We Know It” a musical parody.

Also, the hairstyle worn by Mission Control’s Flight Engineer, Bobak Ferdowsi’s, was quite entertaining. Did you know that the other people in the group all contributed to the design of his hair? Yep, it changes with every mission!

Flight Engineer Bobak Ferdowsi

Space Day 2012

We had a great end to the school year with Space Day!

Ms. Parker’s and Ms. Gilbertson’s classes made lunar landers.  The students’ goal was to create a lunar lander that would keep the astronauts (2 large marshmellows) inside without putting anything over the top of the cup.  The landers were dropped 1st from 12 inches, then 1 meter, and then as from increasing heights until we got to the ceiling of the classroom.

Some great pics of the lunar landers from Ms. G’s classes:

Here are some great examples of finished lunar landers.

Gina and Fermin working on stabilization.

Jimmy and Stephan working on shock absorbers.

What a great day!  There were many teams that should probably write apology letters to the families of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong for allowing the two of them (the marshmellow representations of them anyway) fall out of their cockpits to their deaths, but we all had a fun time doing the activity.

Space Day

This year, on June 7th, Farnsworth will be celebrating Space Day. There will be activities in all of the classes, including English and Reading.