It was a great week of students participating in the Hour of Code. This week helps promote computer science to boys and girls around the world. It is a great way to show the variety of jobs and possibilities that are within computer science. Thank you to all the staff and students who participated last week!
Mr Wester held the hour of code in his science lesson
Hour of Code is conducted every year during Computer Science Education Week . 2018 Computer Science Education Week was held 3-9 December, but you can have an Hour of Code at any time of the year! Computer Science Education Week is held annually in memory of computer science pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper 's birthday (December 9, 1906).
Some of our more "Tech-savvy" grade 9's helped out during the grade 4 class
Mr Wester had this to say about the week -
Each student should be given the opportunity to learn computer science. It supports problem solving, logical thinking and creativity. By starting early, students will be given the skills they need for a career in the 21st century.
For more information on the "hour of code" go to: https://hourofcode.com/se
UN day at IES Södertälje this week started with a lecture from the Swedish Defense Forces, speaking about how to maintain peace by armed warfare. This is related to a part of our students examination process in Social Studies. The hour long talk was held by Bengt Sandström (Former Colonel - Swedish Army). Later in the day, the lessons will contain UN related topics.
Further on, the school was decorated with the members of the United Nations flags. These decorations were created by our Junior Club.
The purpose of this day is related to our autum theme - "Democracy in our society and globally".
Earlier on in the semester the student worked with human rights related topics. The project centred on their position as school students at IES Södertälje.
Throughout the year the students have covered the topic areas that include: The Swedish goverment elections, the organizations of parliament, government and the European Union. Later this semester, they will work with different types of dictators, and of course UN related topics.
This week in Home Economics we have been making tacos, guacamole and salsa all from scratch.
The students have been demonstrating their knife skills, group work and planning. They were given free reign to season and spice, and completed their cooking without assistance and under time pressure, just like on masterchef!
Mr Furie The Home Economics teacher:
I'm super proud of their work and their skills. Home Economics teaches the students how to live in the world after school. They are currently all working on their own menu for their final test. We will also be organising a cooking club and house competition for after autumn break.
Feeling hungry? Check out Mr Furie's easy recipe to try yourself at home:
1 Clove garlic
½ Red pepper
½ Green pepper
½ Chilli pepper
200g minced beef
Taco spice mix (2 tsp per person, or more if you like!)
1 teaspoon oil
Peel and finely dice onion and garlic, and slice chilli pepper. Put to one side.
Slice red and green pepper, put to one side.
Put teaspoon of oil in frying pan. Put pan on ring on heat 2.
Once oil is hot, add minced beef to pan and cook until brown all over.
Add onion, chilli and garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes.
Add peppers, taco mix and water. Cook for 5 more minutes. TASTE! Add more spice if you like :)
Remove from heat and cover with foil.
This week our Swedish and SO lessons were filled with political debates.
Teacher Mr Haraldsson explains:
"The aim of the course is to create a deep level of knowledge about the Swedish governmental parties. The students are taught about democratic values, their effect on society and their right as individuals. In this specific task, the students are also trained in rhetoric, and perform presentations in front of the whole group."
Mr Haraldsson Leads the debate Photo: Mr Brace
When asked how the students have found the course Mr Haraldsson replied:
"The students absolutely love to talk about political institutions, and love to show their knowledge verbally. They are really passionate about the topic and for the freedom to speak openly and express themselves. Several students have already shown an amazing ability to express their point of views."
Students made baby clothes from fabric from old clothes.
Old clothes we used:
The project resulted in:
Dresses, bodys, trousers and one pieces that are going to be sent to an orphanage in Senegal, Africa.