Bobcat Blog April 2022

April 2022 Bobcat Blog By Rachel MacKenna 1 This semester WA Prep was excited to add Digital Photography to the arts course offerings. After practicing their composition and shooting skills they transitioned into using digital editing with Photopea. In their second editing project students used their new skills to create parodies of real magazines with their own…

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Scholastic Arts & Writing Awardee- Sophie Tanaka

Scholastic Arts & Writing Awardee- Sophie Tanaka By Rachel MacKenna Please take a moment to congratulate Sophie this week! Her artwork “Deep Breaths” has been awarded a Silver Key in the Scholastic Arts & Writing competition and will be included in an upcoming exhibition at the Schack Art Center in Everett. Nearly 340,000 works of…

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November 2021 Bobcat Blog

By Kristi Bubna Among the most rewarding moments as a teacher are those when students discover connections between their own learning and the world around them. This semester, Washington Prep’s 6th grade ELA class read the novel A Long Walk to Water, a fictionalized account of the real-life experiences of Salva Dut, a South Sudanese…

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February 2021 Bobcat Blog

  By Rachel MacKenna – Visual Art Teacher Two inspiration artists that have been part of our discussions in class are Kehinde Wiley and Kara Walker. These contemporary, internationally acclaimed African American artists use shape and pattern symbolically to address the history of racial injustice and representation in their work. In Walker’s work, silhouettes of…

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January 2021 Bobcat Blog

IB Mathematics Applications and Interpretations By Laura Granger  In our IB Mathematics Interpretations and Applications class, students are not only learning new math concepts, but they are also using these concepts to make instruments and to solve problems they would not have been able to otherwise. The following is a project one of my students…

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October 2020 Bobcat Blog

Qian Zhang–Mandarin Teacher October 6, 2020 When I was a student, I dreamed that I could speak English fluently. Because I thought English could help me to open another door to the world. I worked very hard and learned tons of vocabulary and grammar rules. However, after almost 23 years of learning and having been…

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August 2020 Bobcat Blog

Binary Number System by Namrata Poladia A binary number, also known as a base 2 number, is a number composed only of 0s and 1s. The modern binary number system was studied in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries by Thomas Harriot, Juan Caramuel, and Gottfried Leibniz. However, systems related to binary numbers have…

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July 2020 Bobcat Blog

Blog Post July, 20202 By Laura Granger The final assignment in 2020 for my Pre-Calculus students was to research and present an introduction to conic sections. Students learned that slicing a right cone at varying angles will produce a circle, ellipse, or hyperbola (or of course a point or line if it’s a special case).…

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September 2020 Bobcat Blog

by Eunice Bonaparte August is one of my favorite months. Personally, it a month filled with family celebrations, and the last of the fun summer rituals. Professionally, it is when I begin final preparations for the new school year. As long as I gather the books, find and watch the videos, download templates, create the…

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June 2020 Bobcat Blog

June 5, 2020 We are living in the 21st century and our life is surrounded by modern technology. We are using smart phones, computers, portable laptops, smart watches, instant pots for easy cooking, IRobot Roomba and IRobot Brava for cleaning, a Kindle for reading and many more devices in our daily routine. All these devices are…

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