Sunday, November 27, 2016

Running Two Miles by Brennan

For this blog post, I will be talking about the two miles I had to run in P.E. At first I thought Mr. Shane was joking, but he actually had us do it in 25 minutes. It might not seem like 25 minutes is enough time for running two miles, but it is plenty of time. I finished in about 20 minutes, and after felt really good about it.

To run 2 miles on the track, you have to run 5 big laps, and 2 small laps. The big laps were a little bigger than the small laps and were very hard to run on just because it was so big. I personally think I kept a good pace and tried to push myself to build up my running stamina. I think after running the mile and the 2 mile so far this school year, my stamina will get a lot better. Overall, I like running and will try to run whenever I get the chance to build my running skills. Thanks for reading my blog, hope you liked it.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Mummy's Tomb by Sophia and Ayesha

Sophia's Post

We are learning about Ancient Egypt’s civilization. Something critical that we did was Mummy’s Tomb. Mummy’s Tomb was like a interactive play. Everyone had a part to play and no one was left out. I was a dancing mummy. There were tour guides, zombies, god and goddess, people at the Nile, and people at the hall of terror. There different seance. There was the cafe where there was entertaining, Nile river where the Nile best was and people dying, Mrs. Bibayoff ‘s room, Mrs. Leporiere‘s room where the hall of terror was, and Mrs. Meindl’s room where the treasure room was.

Mummy’s Tomb wasn’t just an entertainment it was a learning experience. It helped us build teamwork and that is every important at Leading Edge. It's one of our pillars Building Partnership and sharing leadership. I also taught the parents about Ancient Egypt.

Mummy’s Tomb is an experience that is unforgettable.
hi.jpg-smallOne of the most fun things so far this year has been creating Mummy’s Tomb. Everyone was a part of the production, and it was incredible. I was a tour guide in mummy’s tomb, and had lots of fun doing it. There were taiko performances, tours, dances and food. Adults would get stamped and that would be the tour they were on, but we are pretty sure that some parents snuck onto the Devaraj and Jensen tour because there were a lot more people on that tour than any other! The best part about mummy’s tomb I think was the treasure room mummy dance. They did really well and it was quite a show. The room layouts were designed really well, I couldn't even tell they were classrooms. Overall, this was a really fun night, but it wasn’t just about entertainment, I also learned a lot about Ancient Egypt while doing this. Mummy’s Tomb will be a night to remember. 

Ayesha's Post

Monday, November 7, 2016

"Create a Game" by Devraj

The blog post I am doing today is about “Create a Game” in P.E. . “Create a game” is a fun way to pick materials and use them in a special way to then create a game. There are usually 4 to 5 kids in one group. My group is Cristian, Mateo.M, Larry, and Marek. We all use the pillar of *Shared Leadership/Building Partnerships because we all have to work together to make the game . I think that this can be really fun because we create really fun games. Sometimes odd games. “Jump Row and Lift” is the game my group created. Jump Row and Lift is where you have 2 mats laid on top of each other you have a medicine ball that bounces of of the jump things you try to knock down the ball and run 10 times around the cone after that you pick up the stretcher later you run back to the russian balls and last bounce of of the beginning object. The game went well and we all had a lot of fun!! Mr. Shane was really helpful during the process.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Ancient Egypt Projects by Sam

In 6th grade we are currently learning about Ancient Egypt. We are learning about the culture, history, and geography of Ancient Egypt. This will be helping us with two things. One is Mummy’s Tomb which is going to be a really exciting event , and the other one is are King Tut Art Project. Our king tut art project is where our expressions teacher (Mrs.Meindl) gave us a demonstration on how to draw King Tut's Death Mask. Instead of his face it was our face.

The other project we are working on is Mummy's Tomb. This is going to be the best and biggest project of the year I think. Every 6th grader at Leading Edge has a part in this. Some will be a smart tour guide and others a dodo tour guide showing visitors how things were in Ancient Egypt. Around the Nile River will be very funny things that every 6th grader came up with. I hope everyone enjoys this and has an outstanding time too!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

What’s Going On in LE? [Week of November 4th] by:Nathan

Overall, life here in Leading Edge has been great! I’ve made some new friends, and we’ve learned so
many new things. My classes are Expressions, PE, Science/Tech, Math, and last Core.

In Core we have started our ancient Egypt unit (as mentioned above). Right now we’re learning about Egyptians and their way of life. Also we’re making posters about different gods and goddesses. My group chose the god Seth, the god of storms and chaos. We drew a big picture of him and will write his name in hieroglyphics and add a cartouche (an oval shape that has name of royal person or god written on it in hieroglyphics) to it too. We also recently did our Nile brochures. We had to include a map showing it’s route, why it was important to early Egyptians, section about the Nile today, section about uses of papyrus, facts, and a creative cover.

 In Expressions we just finished making our “Apple 4 Ways” where you had to draw 4 different apples and use different mediums for each one. Also one of them had to feature some sort of collage. For mine I used colored pencil, charcoal, oil pastel, and tissue paper collage.Using charcoal was super unique because it was cool fading it and doing other cool things. So now in Expressions, to connect to our new Ancient Egypt unit in Core we are signing up for parts in our play, Mummy’s Tomb.

Right now in PE we are doing create a game where you have to create a safe game that fits in with either flexibility, cardio, muscle strength, muscle endurance, or body composition. We get to chose the equipment we need an create a game based on one of the fitness components. Your game has to have group dynamics, movement patterns so you know how to play, and lastly self responsibility. Our group has created a game with two goals, two bowling pins, two paddles, and a ball. The goal is to try to get the ball into the goal and if you hit the bowling pin too you get an extra point.

In Science/Tech we’ve just finished our trimester 1 portfolios. We had to state our projects that we completed in the first trimester. You also had to write about how you're doing in LE and what your goals are. Now we are learning about weather and climate. In class we went on this website about heat and sunlight. We played with a model on the computer about how sunlight reflects off the ground and transfers into the Earth. You can also add clouds and gases or adjust the albedo and speed to see what changes it makes. Hope you enjoyed my Leading Edge update!