Middle School Dive in and Discover: A Reflection

Middle School students have finished their ERB testing, and today will participate in the Dive in and Discover Fair, where student groups will have the opportunity to share with the rest of our Middle School what they have explored and learned over the course of the last few days. This exchange of information shows students…

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Middle School Dive in and Discover: Mini Golf Code

Fore! Many of us have known the great stress and anxiety that descends as we try to put our mini golf through that ever-challenging windmill, but this week our students took mini golf to a different level with coding. Students kicked off the week learning the fundamentals, not how to swing a golf club, but…

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Middle School Dive in and Discover: Baking with Chocolate

Is there anything that puts one more at ease than the smell of something chocolatey baking in the oven? Our baking with chocolate group fed the soul this week, whipping up colorful and delicious sweet treats for our students. Students in our Baking groups worked together in smaller sub-groups to bake everything from double chocolate…

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Middle School Dive in and Discover: Quiet Activities

Students in our Quiet Activities group took the opportunity this week to refocus their minds and bodies through silent activities, such as coloring, doing puzzles, and watching a selected series of silent films, such as Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton. Quiet activities such as journaling give our students the uninterrupted time on their own to…

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Middle School Dive in and Discover: Create a Meal

Students in our Create a Meal group started out the week learning all about knife safety, exploring how to safely use various chefs knives to properly cut fruits and vegetables when preparing a meal. After a period of exploration, students applied their new knife skills to a little friendly competition, cutting a shaping different fruit…

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Middle School Dive in and Discover: Campus Beautification

Our campus beautification group worked on two main efforts; one group focusing on designing and constructing a vibrant new mural for our Middle School campus, the other working to prune and garden the vegetable gardens and landscaping around our quad. Students in our mural group collaborated with local muralist Elijah Pfotenhauer during the week to…

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Middle School Dive in and Discover: Biking

While many Keys students currently bike to our Middle School campus, for some of our students biking is an unfamiliar mode of transportation. In our biking group, students learned all the ins and outs of bike safety and proper bike maintenance. Students started the week with a review on hand signals and a lesson on…

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Middle School Dive in and Discover: Extreme Sports

Students in our extreme sports group really “felt the burn” this week. Fingers and forearms were a little extra tender at the beginning of the week after students spent the day scaling walls at Planet Granite, pushing personal bests and powering through the doubt that sinks in when your body starts sending you signals that…

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Middle School Dive in and Discover: Puzzles

For our puzzles group, this week was all about logic and strategy. Students started the week with logic puzzles and strategy board games before graduating to an escape room! Later this week they had to combine their skills in logic and strategy to solve the puzzles in “The Mad Hatter” escape room in order to…

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Middle School Dive in and Discover: Walk in the Woods

Our students in the “Walk in the Woods” group takes the phrase “just walk it off” quite literally. Students spent their afternoons connecting with each other and the outdoors during walks in nature, visiting Foothills Park, Huddart Park, the Baylands and nearby Mitchell Park. Students also participated in geocaching (locating hidden treasures in the woods…

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