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4th Grade MakerSpace Takes to the Slopes

While the Rockies are getting tons of snow, Regis 4th grade students are engineering new model 'ski lifts' in MakerSpace. During this school year, 4th grade has experienced both hands-on MakerSpace projects and computer based instruction such as programming. Recently, Regis MakerSpace teacher and Librarian, Mrs. Kaitlin Holy, found a fun project that tied into the current winter season and brought the focus back to hands-on engineering for 4th grade—build a model ski lift out of simple materials.

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8th Grade Helps Combat Hypothermia in Science Class

Polar vortex! Bomb cyclone! Blizzard! All of these terms signify snowy weather and below freezing temps. Our 8th grade students recently conducted an experiment in science class to help combat one of the major issues during winter storms—providing warmth to the homeless. On a shoestring budget of $5.00, students designed devices that utilized a chemical reaction to provide temporary heating for homeless individuals.

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We Are 100 Days Smarter: Celebrating the 100th Day of School

We have completed the 100th Day of School! Pre-K through 2nd grade students celebrated this milestone on January 28, 2019 by dressing up as if they were 100 years old, and 3rd and 4th grade wore t-shirts decorated with 100 things. This celebration did not stop with clothing though. Every classroom in Early Childhood and Lower School participated in various 100th Day activities involving the number 100 too.

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W is for Worm

Regis welcomed some invertebrate visitors to the 3 Pre-K classroom last Thursday: Rocky, Journey, Diego, Garden Dirter, Lamber, Man Worm, Mommy Worm, Worm, and Wormy! These special friends made a guest appearance when 3 Pre-K studied the letter "W" last week.

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Third Grade Discovers New Animals in Science Class

Watch out for the Lio-pol-sha-ondor-rattlesnake or the Atoo-ele-sha-opus-stingray! Regis third grade students discovered new animals last week when they created their "wild self" in science class. The students ventured upstairs to the middle school computer lab for this special project with Mrs. Jonna McGhee, Regis third grade science teacher. "We're learning about inherited traits in science, which is really fun!" said Jack Long, third grade student.

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8th Grade Solves the Mystery with Chemistry

Regis eighth-grade students are diving into chemistry this semester with engaging group experiments in the science lab. In late September, Ms. Elizabeth Phillips, Middle School Science Teacher, led students through an experiment to determine the properties of four different "unknown" liquids in order to identify them. The eighth-grade students determined which liquids they were working with after researching each liquid's properties.

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