Sigma had a busy week leading up to winter break!
In social studies we wrapped up our study of Mesopotamia by making cunieform clay amulets. We used a Sumerian "alphabet" to create messages with ideas that are important to us and then we exchanged with our classmates to decode them.
|Period 4/5 displaying their amulets|
|David R's amulet says "HAPPY."|
|Lauren and Anna decided to get in one last relatively warm day of outdoor PE |
by running laps around the softball fields.
It was just the two of them and a whole flock of geese!
|After lots of trial and error over two days, Elton persevered and discovered how to construct the elusive quadruple origami crane out of a single sheet of paper like one we saw at Futabakai. Impressive feat, Elton!|
Thursday was Nicholas's birthday, so Ms. Fergus led us in an opera-style version of
"Happy Birthday" during drama.
On Friday, we attempted out own versions of the famous "Cobble's Knot" from Maniac Magee. We learned how to tie different types of knots and challenged each other to untie our own complicated knots. Below are some of our creations:
Kevin with "Butter Knot."
Jasmine, Kate, Lucas, Hannah, and David R.
Jasmine and Kate with "Wobblyside."
Anna and Mili with "Ruffle Knot."
In science we looked at states of matter. Oobleck. Is it a solid or a liquid?
Katherine's penny experiment. Pennies soaked in vinegar. Success?
Lucas demonstrating how fat molecules break apart when a base such as dishwasher liquid is added.
James demonstrating during our "Tech Tips" session.
We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season and a very Happy New Year!!!