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 ...
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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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