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Day 14: At Home

Welcome to Thursday April 9th, 2020.

There will never be another April 9th, 2020. A unique day in all of human history. Do something with your day to honor it. 

Here are some things you can do::

  • Come to Communitas 112 today at 11am on Discord #communitas-text
  • You can also come to Russian History (also on Discord) at 1:30pm today. Be ready to talk about Stalin.
  • If you are training for the 5K today you should run 8 mins, walk 2 mins, Repeat 3 times. 
  • Other than that, there are prompts and assignments and activities in all the usual places.
  • And of course, it wouldn’t be a morning message with a reminder to Record and Reflect in your Tracker and on Headrush. 

Oh April 9th, 2020, we have been waiting a lifetime for you to arrive. 

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Question of the Day 4/8/2020

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Day 13: At Home

Good Morning u.schoolers,
It is Wednesday (that’s for those of you who no longer know one day of the week from the next). 

Some reminders:

  • Journaling and Sci Fi have new prompts posted on Discord
  • Russian History has some videos to watch for this week’s discussion
  • New practice questions for ACT Prep
  • Charades is planning on playing over Google Meet on Thursday at 11:30am
  • Communitas is tomorrow at 11am. Feel free to post agenda items to Discord or Headrush
  • Documentary Now should be watching Jiro Dreams of Sushi this week (on Netflix)
  • The Bake-Off this week is Scones
  • Movie Club is nominating the next movie to watch
  • Photo Workshop should be working on Geometric Compositions
  • Pre-Algebra has new lessons posted to BrainGenie
  • Short Stories and Poetry are exploring a James Wright poem
  • Plus new prompts in Weird Questions, Treasure Hunt, and You’ve Got Mail

That’s a nice list of stuff to do. Hopefully you are keeping yourself busy. Looks like some more nice weather today.

Stay safe.

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Question of the Day 4/7/2020

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Solution to QOTD 4/6/2020

The tables that represent linear functions in the questions are A and E. In order to be a linear function, the rate of change (or the slope) between each point must be the same, or constant. In table A, the rate of change is -3. In table E, the rate of change is 1.5.

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Day 12: At Home

It’s Tuesday. Tacos for Everyone!

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We are supposed to hit 80 degrees today. Take a walk. Shoot some hoops. Do some yard work. Read a book outside. Just keep up your proper social distance precautions. 

If you have any sewing skills and you want to help out the community, CoxHealth is accepting home sewn masks using the CDC pattern. I can send you more info if you and/or your family wants to start making masks. 

In other news, there is lots of stuff going on in the group Learning Opportunities. Don’t forget to check in on Discord and Headrush to see the latest. Yesterday we learned that whales used to be dog-like, land-based creatures who hunted in the water. Give it enough time and things change, right? 

Go on now, y’all. Get out there and keep learning.

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Question of the Day 4/6/2020

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Solution to QOTD 4/3/2020

To solve this, we need to remember that the square root of a negative number is an imaginary number. (no number, multiplied by itself, can result in a negative…) So, this needs to be broken down into parts:

This was our beginning function.
Separate the negative square root.
The square root of 16 is 4, and the square root of -1 is i, (for imaginary).
Multiply 2×4 x i. This is the final solution.

The final answer would be C, by the commutative property.

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Day 11: At Home

Good Morning u.schoolers,

This is probably about the time that being home like this is getting very old. The excitement of the unusual is worn off by now. Missouri is now officially under a Stay at Home order until at least April 24th.

One strategy is to maintain a routine.

Here is one approach to “a quarantine routine” that I found on Twitter. 

My Quarantine Routine
I just wanted to share what works for me. This is just to give me structure and a sense of stability
9 am – 2 am: wake up & stare at my phone

Now this strategy might not work for everyone.

You might choose the go to bed and wake up at a regular time. You might have a morning routine of getting ready, making breakfast.

You might decide to read your book out on the deck when the weather is nice.

You might have a planned movie watching time with family. You might start the week off by creating a DS Tracker and sharing it with Pat and Sandy.

You might end the week by completing your DS Tracker and updating everything in Headrush.

That’s a different strategy.

It’s Monday. Hop on Discord and see what it is new in your Learning Opportunities. There is new stuff happening in these things all week. But you gotta show up to see it. And you gotta participate for it to have meaning.  So go out there and do some stuff this week if for no other reason than to help you keep your sanity during this time. 

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Day 10: At Home

Happy Friday Everyone,

Thank you to all who came out for #communitas-text yesterday. We managed to get some business accomplished.

If you weren’t there and haven’t heard, Sandy is going to lead a new Art learning opportunity called #art-helps-the-heart . Contact Sandy if you would like to be added to this learning opportunity.

In other news, the letter writing group, #youve-got-mail-text , is about to start a new prompt and send each other some mail. If you would like to get on board this one, let me know. We would love to have ya.

We would also love to have more people join us for #movie-club-text . We used Netflix Party to watch Spiderman: Into the SpiderVerse together and it was a lot of fun.

Speaking of fun. Karlee is starting up her science classes, #science-labs-text and #critical-thinking . Let us know if you want be involved.

It’s Friday which means there is a new Poetry Unbound posted. It is in appreciation to all the health care working fighting the virus on the front lines

Also, since it is Friday, don’t forget to update your DS Trackers with what you did this week. And, even more importantly, update with your work.