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Journey: Session 4, Week 5

This week in Genre, we focused on finishing up our biographies. After getting a third critique from our designated partner, we revised our drafts and made edits of our own. We then received a final critique from our running partner, focusing on presentation and conventions.

Quest was a blast this week. We started by watching some videos on genomes, specifically the Human Genome Project, and then answered questions, such as, “Will genome sequencing answer all of our questions about life?” Next, we met with our team to discuss things like materials, signs, and scripts for our experiments and, after making a pitch for each experiment, we shared it with three other learners and received feedback.

On Thursday and Friday, we extracted DNA!! After meeting with our team and planning things such as which vegetable we wanted to use (e.g., broccoli, peas, peppers, or strawberries), we started. Each group was given instructions on how to execute this process, and they followed them closely for an exciting result!

In Civ, we started learning about the Crusaders. All of the questions were debatable, with this one being one of them: "If you had to choose, would you say the crusaders were: angry murderers or committed religious followers?" We all had a tough time choosing one, but everybody was able to state their side.

On Monday, we first went to the woods behind the school and cleaned up as part of our annual Spring Cleaning day. We picked up trash there and then moved on to Mallicone Park, where we did the same. After this, we stayed at the park to play, then went back to the studio, where we got ready and hopped on the bus to go to High Exposure!

After arriving at High Exposure, we climbed, did parkour, and did Ninja. After 1 hour 30 minutes, we gathered together to play some games as a school. Finally, we got back on the bus and headed back to the studio, where we had outdoor free time and closing group.

Overall, this week was a lot of work and a lot of fun, and with the weather getting warmer, we are hoping to go to the park just a bit more.

Written by: Shahar Leshem, Journey Studio

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