Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!
Did you know that you are a system? You know your body has different parts that have to work together, like your mouth, stomach, and intestines. That makes you a system! Systems are groups of parts that work together to accomplish something, in this case keeping you alive. This year you will explore how every living thing is a system, and how each living thing is also a small part of larger systems like ecosystems.
Earth is a system with many smaller systems too, and we are part of those systems. We are made of the same stuff found in rocks, water, and air. Molecules in the air, soil, and water become part of us, and molecules in us go back to being part of the Earth! In order to understand our home, we must investigate how the Earth's systems work. Then let's consider how we affect our Earth, and how we can best take care of it, so it can keep taking care of us!
How will you achieve your goals? You have tremendous potential. Dream big and work hard! In our AVID class, we will build relationships and develop habits and strategies for making and achieving goals. How far will AVID take you? That's up to you! Let's have a great year together!