Physical Science launches putt-putt boat prototype

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Physical Science launched their first putt-putt boats today. Redesigns are coming!

Physical Science learns to code with Karel

Physical Science spent a week this month leaning basic programming skills and coding, by teaching Karel the Dog new tricks.

Chemistry Fun at Heritage

Page and John carefully add Copper oct chemistry blogsulfate in a Stoichiometry reaction!!!!!

Walter Mitty visits Heritage Academy

Mrs. Zmarzly’s middle school Language Arts class read the short story, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” by James Thurber (1939). They then rewrote the short story as a play. Each student submitted scenes from the play, contributed props  and scenery, and acted out the play for Mr. Powell’s and Ms. Bradley’s high school  English classes. Each student then wrote both concrete poetry and diamante poetry to describe the life of our poor hero, Walter Mitty.

 

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Floral Still Lifes

The beginning art classes have painted the same still-life in two medias.  They learned that acrylic paint and water color paint act differently and create a different look to the same subject.

British Literature Studies Macbeth

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Block 2 British Literature students created the cover for a Playbill Magazine for Shakespeare’s Macbeth.  They also chose the cast to portray the characters using modern-day entertainment personalities.  Leonardo DiCaprio was by far the most popular actor!

Heritage Students Take to the Water

On October 14, 2013 the science classes of Diane Bass and the Geography class of Sarah Hobson traveled to Fish Haul Creek park for a nature walk with nature guide Miss Carol.  She explained how the tides of Hilton Head are some of the highest tides of the eastern seaboard.  Her discussion of indigenous species, plant and animal, was thorough and very informative. We walked the beach at Port Royal Sound, saw snails, Camphorweed, burrow holes made by crabs and lots of Sandspur as evidenced by the burs on students pant legs!

We then traveled to Jarvis Park for a kayak trip with guides Mark and Keith.   After suiting up in life jackets, Mark explained the proper procedure for paddling, how to turn and how NOT to tip over. Everyone was successful  in their travels along the salt marsh.  We saw plenty of Cordgrass, Salt Hay and some Sea Oxe Eye Daisy as well.   A few students got overly wet but everyone enjoyed the day outdoors along the salt marsh and estuary of Hilton Head Island.  We experienced the true nature of this exceptional coastline wonder!

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Sonnet Day in Literary Analysis

Congratulations to all students in Mrs. Bradley’s Literary Analysis class who prepared creative sonnets after studying Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet!   Each male student wrote a sonnet to “Juliet” while each female student wrote to “Romeo.”  Requirements included correct form for  Shakespearean sonnet, iambic pentameter, specific rhyme, previous vocabulary words, and a theme for each quatrain. They did an excellent job!

Speech Communications

First speeches are always scary, but practice makes perfect! Topics ranged from “Why Competitive Dance is a Sport” to “The History of Pizza.” Students chose their own topics, engaged in research, and practiced with Mrs. Butterworth before Speech Day. Everyone did an outstanding job!