Is it a dot or is it a star?

Written by Jacob F., Scholar Class of 2020 I drew my cartoon because when I was thinking of what to do for my cartoon I had a thought pop up into my head. The thought was, why do people draw stars the way they do and not like a dot, ...
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Making McAuliffe a Safe Place For All

This post was written by a Class of 2020 scholar as part of a lab focused on current events. (Disclaimer: This article is of my opinion.  It is not meant to offend anyone or threaten their beliefs.  I chose to write about this because it is a topic that I ...
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Opinion: Are Uniforms the Solution to Dress Code?

Written by Miles W., Scholar Class of 2020 In my current events lab at McAuliffe Charter School, I read an article from Newsela on dress codes. This is my opinion on the subject. I think uniforms can be the solution, but it’s not one of the high runners in my ...
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Book Recommendation List

Written by Felix M., Scholar Class of 2020 As a huge reader myself, I struggle with finding the next “perfect” book for me, let alone genre. Because of this, I have made a book and book series recommendation list based on books I have read from ten genres that hopefully gives ...
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Staff Spotlight: Melissa Sabo

Written by  Michelle J., Scholar Class of 2020     In my current events lab, I wanted to interview a staff member. So, I decided to interview Mrs. Sabo, a receptionist at McAuliffe Charter School. Q: How did you and Mr. Sabo, a Spanish teacher at McAuliffe, meet?                                                                         A: We ...
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Wojtek the Soldier Bear

This blog was written by Jacob C., Scholar Class of of 2020 as part of a lab focused on current events. The Battle of Monte Cassino, Italy, 1944, World War II     This article is about a bear in the Polish Army during WWII. I found Wojtek´s story very interesting ...
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A Funny Cartoon

This blog was written by Riley C., Scholar Class of 2020 as part of a lab focused on current events. I made this cartoon because it reminded me of one of my last doctor appointments. I have also noticed it at many doctors visits in the past. It was also just ...
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Is Ballet a Sport?

This blog was written by Cassandra D., Scholar Class of 2020,  as part of a lab focused on current events. I’ve danced since I was four and I feel that because of the hard work needed for this activity, dance should be qualified as a sport. First we will look at ...
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The Results Are In!

Written by Jack L., McAuliffe Scholar Class of 2016   In lieu of the 2016 Presidential Race, I wanted to find out who McAuliffe supported for the next president of the United States.  The process started out with a survey in early March.  The survey was completely anonymous, with 32% ...
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What is Crew?

Written by Megan S., McAuliffe Scholar, Class of 2016 Crew? What does that mean? Crew is always a fun place to be, no matter who else is in it, or what grade you’re in. What is crew, though? As a 4th grader, when my older sister first entered McAuliffe, when ...
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5 Things to Do Before You Come to McAuliffe

Written by Ashna H., McAuliffe Scholar, Class of 2017 1.Be prepared to step outside your comfort zone At McAuliffe, you will always come to a challenge that may be just outside your comfort zone. McAuliffe teachers can give you the tools to be able to do anything you set your ...
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McAuliffe: My Top 10 List

Written by Megan S., McAuliffe Scholar Class of 2016 1. Fieldwork Fieldwork at McAuliffe is not just any ordinary field trip that you might take at a public school, but it is a true learning experience that you get to participate in. From Boston to Western Massachusetts, the fieldwork at ...
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This is Officer John Salt…

Written by Mark McKellar, 8th Grade Science Teacher and Lucas M., McAuliffe Scholar Class of 2016 I assigned my science students the task of writing a story. It was part of our study of the Systems of the Human Body. To start the digestive system unit, I gave each student ...
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McAuliffe’s HOWLs: Habits of Work and Learning

Written by Jack L., McAuliffe Scholar Class of 2016 Habits of Work and Learning, or ‘HOWLs,’ as we call them at McAuliffe, define the building of character into classes and products.  While “Learning Targets” are focused on an academic goal for an allotted time in class, such as “I can describe ...
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7th Grade Fieldwork

My crew making our sandwiches for the day Written by Ashna H., McAuliffe Scholar Class of 2017 This fall in 7th grade, we all went camping in Western Massachusetts. Our grade went in teams of 4 teachers, therefore the whole grade did not go all at once. My team was ...
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Hands on at McAuliffe: an interactive game

Written and designed by Megan S., McAuliffe Scholar Class of 2016 Have you ever wondered what McAuliffe’s hands-on activities look like? Now you can see sample activities in this simple, interactive, and fun simulation game that was created using Scratch. Share on Facebook Share Share on TwitterTweet Share on LinkedIn Share ...
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Space in 8th Grade

Written by Jack L., McAuliffe Scholar Class of 2016 Entering into one of the eighth grade science classrooms, either that of Mr. McKellar or Mr. Anderson, one can see the method of expeditionary learning present in lessons and activities.  The Christa McAuliffe Charter School prides itself as a hands-on school, ...
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Laser Cannon Battle Commander

Written and designed by Ashwin S., McAuliffe Scholar Class of 2016 This is a game that we play in our 7th grade Algebra class. The software that we use is Desmos, which is an online graphing calculator that allows you to play these amazing games.  Our teacher creates the game by ...
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Interactive Game For Prospective Students

Written and designed by Megan S., McAuliffe Scholar Class of 2016 Have you ever wondered what a normal day at McAuliffe is like? Or what the school looks like on the inside? Now you’ll be able to know with this simple, interactive, and fun simulation game. McAuliffe is all about ...
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McAuliffe Scholars Organize a School Library

Written by Maham F., Albert G., Isabelle B., and Alysa, McAuliffe Scholars, Class of 2016 8th grade scholars from McAuliffe Charter School have been making a school-wide library, because we need books that are easy to access in any school circumstance. It all started when The Dao Crew decided that they ...
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View from the Verizon App Challenge Team

Written by Brinda P., 8th Grade Scholar, Class of 2016 For the past two years, our team has participated in the Verizon App Challenge, where we have to design an app concept that would benefit our community. To submit the app idea, we have to do a lot of work, ...
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An 8th Grade Reflection

Written by Caroline M., McAuliffe Scholar, Class of 2016 I’ve been at McAuliffe since 6th grade and in my three years here I’ve learned so much about myself and the people around me. Since coming to this school, I have had the opportunity to get to know people from other towns and ...
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Top Ten List of Why I Love McAuliffe

Written by Sahil M., McAuliffe Scholar, Class of 2016 10 An expeditionary learning model which is unique because there are hands on aspects in every class which makes it so you don’t forget what you have learned. Different classes also connect what they have learned so that we can see ...
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