Above: Mrs. Costello's 8th grade Math students are studying slope. During this unit they participate in a lab using a stuffed monkey launcher that they propel down the hallway, measuring the distance and tracking the data. To learn more about this lesson, please see the Screaming Monkey Lab information below.
Dads With Kids Pizza Night
Thank you Dads for showing interest in the Watch D.O.G.S. program. It was nice meeting those of you that attended the parent engagement night at Baker. We also appreciate those of you that signed up at Parent Teacher Conferences to express interest. We are excited about starting the Watch D.O.G.S. program at Baker and look forward to seeing you and your student at the Dads With Kids Pizza Night launch event Thursday, November 21st at 5 pm in the Media Center.
If you did not have an opportunity to sign up and would like to participate in the Watch DOGS program, there is still an opportunity for you to get involved. We would like to invite you to our Dad’s with Kids Pizza Night launch event. During this launch event we will discuss the Watch D.O.G.S. volunteer opportunities, the schedule, the sign-up procedures, and requirements for participation. If you are planning to attend, please click on the registration link below and click on the number of people in your party. We would like to ensure that we order enough pizza.
It is easy to get caught into the cycle of all work and no play with the increased demands on our professional and personal lives. Our students also face similar demands and stressors. Prolonged stress can have a negative impact on our physical and emotional health.
Proper self-care is important and includes taking the time to unwind and destress. We are encouraging a Wellness Weekend Wednesday, November 27th through Sunday, December 1st. Please take this time to refresh, relax, unwind and enjoy a well-deserved break with family and friends.
Screaming Monkey Lab
Mrs. Costello's Screaming Monkey Lab is a huge hit with her 8th grade students. She created this lesson to help teach her students slope while making it fun and engaging. The Screaming Monkey Lab allows students to place a monkey launcher on their first two fingers, pull back on the legs to stretch the rubber band arms of the monkey and launch it. The monkey makes a screaming noise as it travels through the air.
The students are required to measure and recorded the length of the exposed rubber on the monkey's arms prior to each launch. After determined a starting point for the amount of exposed rubber and launch angle that they wish to use, the students repeated several trials while changing the length of exposed rubber. After each launch the students recorded the distance that the monkey travelled to interpreted the rate of change.
Washington DC Trip
Washington DC Trip: February 14th - 18th
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