Human Anatomy & Physiology Class: Rat Dissections
From Dana Abplanalp-Diggs, Human Anatomy & Physiology Teacher:
11th grade students in Advanced Biology: Human Anatomy and Physiology class dissected rats on Wednesday, January 20, to enhance their study of the body's organ systems as well as regional and directional terms. The students found it interesting to not just identify different organs in different systems, but to actually look at a heart, liver, intestine, brain, lungs, stomach, kidney, and other organs. This was the first of four different class dissections this year—the students will also be dissecting sheep brains, sheep hearts, and fetal pigs.
In this week's column, Dr. Grauer asks his students to consider other way to measure their success instead of focusing routinely on their grades.
The Period 7 Theatre Arts class produced a Brown Bag showcase on February 10. Nadia L. '21 and Lourdes F. '22 performed the one-act dramatic play "Poof" by Lynn Nottage during lunch for an appreciative audience on the quad.
The final rounds of the annual Grauer School Spelling Bee took place on February 11, when 7th and 8th graders competed to decide who will qualify to represent Grauer at The San Diego Union-Tribune Countywide Spelling Bee on March 17.
The Pre-Calculus class went to the beach on February 11 to evaluate their ability to write trigonometric equations from data found by observing the breaking waves. The students found the mathematics in something they love and appreciate... while having fun!
Thank you to all of our wonderful Grauer parents for their contributions to the Faculty & Staff Appreciation Luncheon on February 12!
Courage is the unwritten core value that Grauer students are using to get through this pandemic. Dr. Grauer reflects that he never realized how courageous it is just to live life in joy, in smiles, in song, and in play.