Students examining how natural resources can be used for shelter, food,clothing, and to create tools. They were able to use tools used by ancient civilizations and try to spin, create smoke, and crush grain.
Next, students went on a nature walk and learned about bio-communities. They compared trees by their bark, examined berries for coloration, and even looked at mushrooms and moss. Conclusions were drawn as to why they existed in particular locations.
Additionally, students are shown engaging with clay that came from the beach. Students connected how different ancient civilizations used terracotta to create tools and shelter. They were given clay and taught techniques used to make bowls and pitchers in times before the potters wheel.
On Thursday, October, 2, 2017, the 7th grade AVID students went on a virtual field trip. It was arranged through collegeweeklive. com. Scores of colleges were available to chat live with our students and offer them information about their colleges of interest. Prior to our virtual trip, the students spend time culling questions and learning the college lingo. It was a lot of fun and very informative.
BMS is anticipating the release of the movie adaptation of Wonder by R.J. Palacio and is participating in a Kindness Challenge where students are involved in activities and discussions in their classes. Ms. Cassidy and Mrs. Delahunty created a Flipgrid where teachers and students recorded short videos in the library describing acts of kindness they have witnessed, experienced, performed, as well as what kindness means to them! BMS Chooses Kind!
Our teachers began this school year with ice-breaking activities within their classrooms. These activities were used to build close relationships with the students. BMS feels strongly that making connections between students and between students and teachers is essential to building a high-achieving community of learners. Below please find examples of some of the activities our students and teachers have been working on together.
Baldwin Middle School has been designated as a 2016-2018 National PTA School of Excellence! Our school is a nationwide leader in developing strong family-school partnerships! Please click the link below to watch a congratulatory video message from Laura Bay, National PTA President.