By Colleen Zeiss I recently had the pleasure of observing one of Mr. Cutter’s math classes. Although I did not understand all of the mathematics behind the discussions, I did pick up on an undeniable type of magic occurring in the room, and it all started with a chess clock... With about five minutes left … Continue reading Magic Behind the Data
“Grateful” 5th Grade
By Louise Harris For the month of November, the students in my class were asked to think about things that they are grateful for. The week after Halloween, I taped a large pumpkin with the words, We are Grateful, on the door to my room. When the students arrive at school in the morning, they are … Continue reading “Grateful” 5th Grade
Tennis Ball or a Nuclear Envelope?
By Colleen Zeiss How does Jello infused with Twizzlers, Swedish Fish, Skittles, and a dash of rainbow sprinkles sound? Is this the recipe for the latest trend in Thanksgiving desserts? Guess again. We are actually talking about the seventh-grade science curriculum. As you pass Mrs. Huezo’s classroom, you might ask, “Is that a marshmallow or … Continue reading Tennis Ball or a Nuclear Envelope?
5th & 6th Grade Campus Service Projects
The 5th and 6th grade advisory students completed HPA service projects on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Each advisory group discussed ways they would like to help the HPA community, prepped for their project, and then carried them out with the help of their advisors. Please see the titles of each project below: Louise Harris - … Continue reading 5th & 6th Grade Campus Service Projects
Student Council Halloween Bonanza
By Colleen Zeiss Ghost rockets, pumpkin volcanoes, and a candy walk...oh my! These are just a few of the Halloween activities this year’s Student Council planned for the Junior High. The day began with decorating lockers in the hopes of winning the coveted “Best Decorated Locker” award. Students’ creativity flowed as they transformed the locker … Continue reading Student Council Halloween Bonanza