Summer Institute for the Gifted
Woods Academy June 30-July 3
This week in Tropical Treasures, students have had the opportunity to pre-assess their knowledge about rainforests in relation to the topics of study. Students created a post-it graphic organizer to show what they already know about rainforests, and were given the chance to formulate questions that they would like to explore in the remainder of the class. Students also deepened their study about the layers of the rainforest through research of an assigned layer and the creation of a poster describing the ecosystem that is present in that layer.
During the first week of Cracking Codes, students were able to brainstorm about what kind of coded symbols are present in their everyday lives. Students were able to look at different pictograph symbols, discuss their meaning, and go on a scavenger hunt around Woods Academy to look for examples of coded symbols to record in their spy journal. In addition to pictograph symbols, students were able to construct their own alphabet cipher and write their name in code. Looking ahead, we will soon be able to write secret messages in our own cipher for other detectives to solve!
The Curious Chemist
Building Blocks of Engineering
Rocks, Minerals, and Crystals: Earth's Treasures
Spying: Secrets, Surveillance, and and Science
Simple Machines, Complex Designs
Putting the U in Universe
The Detective: Master of Mysteries
Friday July 11th is SIG Picture Day. Please wear your SIG shirt!