The students enjoyed an exciting day during their biking trip throughout Forest Park. They spent the day traveling to various stations where they learned about food and nutrition.
The Forest Park Adventure is an exciting day full of clues, physical challenges, problem solving, map reading, documenting and biking centered around our year-long research topic: Food and Nutrition. TKE
The students at TSMSOC enjoyed a beautiful day in the park orienteering.
Resident master seamstress Theresa Eppert was very kind to bring in a crazy quilt from her collection.
The students were fascinated with the stitching on this amazing 130 year old quilt. What a great source of inspiration for the students to see.
The 8th grade math class celebrated Pi Day with a four day activity revolving around pie. They polled the 6th and 7th graders to find out their favorite pie choices. They then used proportions to calculate the percentage of votes that each pie received. They also calculated the angles that should be used to represent the percentage and graphed the results on a pie chart. They did recipe conversions, created a shopping list, shopped at Schnucks, and made apple and chocolate cream pies. On 3.14 they served their pies to the 6th and 7th graders.
On Monday, the 7th and 8th grade got to visit Global Foods Market in Kirkwood. Senora House, Mrs. Myrick, and Ms. Aparna accompanied the students, as they will be cooking multinational foods for Spanish, Hub, and Performing Arts. The students had a tour of the store, shopped for foods relating to their projects, and had a chance to pick out fun foods for themselves. AK
Did you know every year the search engine GOOGLE sponsors a contest to have your Doodle for Google artwork appear on their website. Theresa Eppert dropped off the entry form and template page in the studio to peak my curiosity and to see if any students might be interested in putting together some work and enter the contest. This years theme is “My Best Day Ever”. Not being a big fan of art competition I decided to push the ticket and explore in depth the “art” of the doodle with the students. What I’ve uncovered with them and what I’ve found in my own research I’m finding very interesting. This doodle thing is not to be taken lightly as I’ve discovered in this article link from the medical journal The Lancet.
Below are examples of a student drawing exercise “Doodle your way to school today”
The 7th/8th grade took advantage of the snow and trudged to Starbuck’s and back in preparation for the Read, Right and Run Marathon. TKE