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    Code Academy
    Do you have some coding experience? Would you like to learn more? In our second MacArthur Code Academy, we will be learning how to use functions to create code that our programs can use over and over again.  Learn how to simplify problems by looking for patterns of actions that can be repeated to solve them. To join, get a permission slip from Room 21, and turn it in as soon as possible.
     

    Who? MacArthur students with some coding experience - boys and girls (students who want to finish level 1 are welcome too!)

    Where? Meet at the lunch tables; Work in Room 21

    When? Saturdays - April 21, 28, May 5, and 12, 8:30 - 11:30 am

    Why? Coding runs our modern word … And it’s FUN!

    How? Fill out this form, and bring it back signed to Mrs Armstrong

     

    Games: Create your own games and digital stories to share! See the links below for a couple of games that Mrs. Armstrong made using the Code Studio:

    Play The Hungry Tiger or It's Good to Have Goals.

    See the Code.org student gallery ... Will your work be there soon?

    Art: Code and share beautiful pictures. See Mrs. Armstrong's sample drawing and see more student art in the Code.org student gallery!

     
    AVID
    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!
     
    If you were absent or need to look at what we did in class again, just look at our AVID Agenda
     
    Parents, if you would like to know about those Cornell notes your child has due every week, read my page "Cornell Notes - Armstrong Style." 
     
    AVID is sponsoring the Pantene Great Lengths hair donation event. We will need donations of refreshments for the hairdressers who are volunteering their time to help us. Please sign up to bring something on SignUp Genius.
     
    Science 
    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!
     
    Science Fair
    Whether you're in one of my honors classes or joining the club at lunch, you can find helpful resources on the Science Fair page.
     
     
     
     
     
    DNA extracted from wheat germ   
    Fun and Helpful Science Links
    Quick Links