Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Vivace students are looking for Benthic macroinvertebrates today! We have found a variety of intolerant insects which are an indicator of a healthy stream!

Sandbar State Park Field Trip

Team Vivace is going on a field trip to Sandbar State Park in Milton, VT on Friday, June 8. We will leave BRMS at 9:30 am and return to BRMS by 1:45 pm.

What to Bring:

Food/Water: Students need to bring their own lunch, snacks, and water bottle. Students have the option to purchase a school lunch ahead of time and pick it up on the morning of the trip.

Sun Protection: Sunscreen, hat, umbrella, etc.

Clothing: Check the weather prior to Friday, June 8th! Students have the option to swim so they can bring a bathing suit, towel, snorkel, etc.

Optional: Football, soccer ball, frisbee, beach games, etc.

Safety: We will be hiring lifeguards to monitor students in the water. We will bring cones and have Vivace students in a designated area. Students will be required to check in for attendance at specific times.
Cost: $5.00  
Click here for a copy of the permission form

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

UVM Watershed Alliance - Friday and Tuesday!

This Friday, May 25 and next Tuesday, May 29 UVM students will help us assess the quality of the Browns River. Specifically, the UVM Watershed Alliance will help Vivace students conduct a physical, chemical, and biological assessment of the river. We will be sure to share our results!

Students need to wear shoes at all times. They are encouraged to bring extra shoes on Friday and Tuesday. Rain boots and water shoes are recommended for a successful lab experience!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Funds from the Dance!

Vivace raised $357.25 from the 7th/8th-grade dance last Friday! The money will be used to provide Vivace students with future field trip opportunities! Thank you to everyone who brought in snacks and drinks.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Vivace Dance, SBACs, and Farewell

Vivace Dance: Team Vivace is hosting the last 7/8 dance of the year next Friday, May 11. All proceeds from the dance support Team Vivace field trips and opportunities. We would appreciate any baked goods, snack, and drink donations for next Friday to sell at the dance! The donated items can be brought in on Friday morning or at the dance. The dance is from 7:00 - 9:00pm. 

SBACS: Vivace students will be taking the Math SBAC next Thursday 5/10 and Friday 5/11. They will take the ELA SBAC the following Wednesday 5/16 and Thursday 5/17. 

Farewell: This afternoon I notified students that I won't be returning in the fall because I'm going back to school to earn my Master's in Counseling at UVM. I have had an amazing year with this group and I will miss learning with them in 8th grade!

Thank you for an amazing year! 
Jenny (Noel, and Abby) 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Choosing Historical Fiction Books

This week in ELA, students learned about a variety of historical fiction books!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Science Project: Family Tree

On Monday, students received their family tree project assignment. Your student will create a poster of a family tree that traces genetic traits and/or learned traits over three generations. Students have the choice to research their own family, the family of another species, such as a pet, or a famous person's family! The goal is for students to gain experience tracing the lineage of specific traits within a family and to relate this experience to our studies of genetics. My hope is that the options provided will help every student have a positive experience with this assignment.

Click here for a description of the project.

Click here for a data table that can be used to record research notes.

Due Date: Monday, March 12, 2018

Ms. Magoon

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Students used a Neuron SpikerBox to hear and see their neurons firing in real time!

Today we had four doctoral candidates from UVM’s Neuroscience Program teach us about the nervous system. At this station, students created models of neurons!

New Vivace Field Trip!

Students received a permission form today for an upcoming field trip. Click here for a digital copy!

Payment & permission are due by Friday, January 12th.

When: Friday, January 19th
Where: Spare Time in Colchester
What: Bowling, laser tag, and lunch
Why: To escape the cold and bond as a team!
Price: $16 includes shoe rental, unlimited bowling, 1 game of laser tag, pizza, and soft drinks.
Students are encouraged to bring additional snacks and drinks!