The Atid Times
Wondering what’s going on in Atid? Our student reporters are on the scene to fill you in!
Brain Dissection by Justin
This past Thursday a Wellesley College Professor named Marc Tetel came to our school. Dr. Tetel studies the human brain. Dr. Tetel and two students from Wellesley College brought sheep brains to our school for us to dissect. Dr. Tetel brought these brains because we are learning about the human brain in science. Many of these students dissecting the brain thought that it was cool but the smell was overwhelming. Some of the kids didn’t really like this project and thought it was gross. Dr. Tetel had us cut the brains in half and he showed us some of the parts inside the brain and what they do. He showed us where the eyes would connect to the brain, and what part of the brain helps you smell and where the hippocampus is and how its purpose is to store long term memory. I learned quite a bit from Dr. Tetel while dissecting the sheep brain. I feel this was a good learning project because it is so similar to a human brain.
Electronics Lunch by Dafna
This past Thursday, the people who didn’t get a detention in the month of February were treated to an electronics lunch. An electronics lunch is when you are allowed to bring an electronic and eat lunch while using your electronic. 20 students including me attended. There were a few people didn’t have fun but most students had fun. One student Justin said, “I had fun playing SPLIX.IO with my friends.” Another student Zach said, “I liked it, I had fun.” January’s reward for no detentions was an extra recess.
Wellesley College Visitors by Zev
This Thursday a Professor from Wellesley College, Marc Tetel came to MetroWest Jewish Day School. Marc is a Professor of Neuroscience. He brought in sheep brains to dissect with the students. Some students liked it, some did not. The next day after Marc’s visit Zach, an MWJDS student said,”I liked it, but it was just disgusting”. Two days after Marc’s visit Emmachaya, another MWJDS student said, “It was interesting”. The students cut the brain in half and saw the different parts. A lot of students want to do it again.
Bananagrams by EmmaChaya
This past week, Atid students at MWJDS have continued to play a game called Bananagrams that has been played throughout this past month. Many MWJDS students have either been playing or watching a Bananagrams tournament game each week. It is a game where words are made with plastic tiles, each having a letter on them. Bananagrams can help students learn new words and how to spell them. Students have enjoyed this game and have been excited for their next game.