Thursday, May 17, 2012

7th Grade Field Trip to Baltimore Museum of Industry

     On May 11, the 7th grade students had a field trip to The Museum of Industry, following up to that they had also gone to Fells Point. The 7th graders had visited there to learn about many interesting historian facts.
    The Museum of Industry has many fun and educational things to do. Some of the things they taught the students were how the workers were treated, how they would get hired, how they had to work, and what type of jobs they would have to do.
    At Fells Point, MD the 7th graders were in their advisory groups and walked around observing the old buildings. They were taught many facts like about the brick patterns, the type of building, and how people lived in that certain type of building. After a long day they were also treated with yummy treats like ice-cream and a snowball.
Jaelyn a 7th grade student said, “I liked that we had ice-cream after a long tiring day, after learning several things” After all, they did work very hard.
   When the students had visited the museum, they’d split into two groups. One of the two things they’d learned about was the garmenting industry. They learned who worked at the factories, how the people would work, the types of different jobs everyone had.
     Later on all of the 7th graders split up and did a scavenger hunt. During that you had to find several facts about many historian things. There were several topics that the students had to read and find out about.
   Jada, another 7th grade student said, “My favorite part was when I got to experience being a cutter for the garment industry. I’d learned a lot of things during then, it was a fun activity!”
   This field trip was a great experience for all the students. It was a relaxing, fun, and interesting place where you could learn many things about a lot of historical items or people. All the 7th graders had really enjoyed their trip to the Museum of Industry and Fells Point, MD.

Written by: Anjali S. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Middle School Social Networking Presentation

Check out this presentation on Social Networking in the Middle School which includes facts, figures, quotes, and survey results from Garrison Forest 6th-8th Graders. Initially intended to inform Garrison Forest parents about what is "out there" in social networking, the presentation has been great for the girls to see and discuss as well!

Created by: Lindsay Kelland (Digital Thinking Teacher)

7th Grade Three Word Video

7th Grade Three Word Video

As an annual digital thinking project the seventh grade has been working on their individual “Three Word Video". For this project we were instructed by Mrs. Kelland to create a video, broadcasting three words you would like to say to the world. Some of the words existed of “Make A Wish”, “Use your imagination”, and many more. All the words reflected what was important to girls personally and was especially amazing to see how they creatively displayed their words. As another aspect to the project, the seventh grade was challenged to display their words without speaking. Either written on a whiteboard or typed on a piece of paper, everyone showed their own words differently and in a inspiring way. Check out our video above!

Written By: Claire McMahon