Thursday, October 25, 2012

Weekly Update 10/26/12

This week's bloggers are ninjas! 
Patrycja, Veronica, Nathan, Alex Y., Connor, 
and Annie in front  

(Patrycja, Annie, Connor, Veronica, Alex, and Nathan)


To kick off our Kraft Repackaging Project, two engineers from Kraft came and told us what it's like to be a Kraft packaging engineer. A shout out to Elizabeth (below) and Megan!! YEAH!!  In the spring they will come back to see our new package designs.  We can't wait to get started!


MEGAN (in the red) 

Megan is telling us about the history of Kraft Foods and about the different products they sell.

Elizabeth and Megan taught us about what packaging is and why it's so important to think of all of the different things that can go wrong when people open packages.

Elizabeth also told us about how much fun her job is.  She and Megan both went to Michigan State and were interns at Kraft before they started their real jobs there.

            Can YOU find: Annie, Sean, Colin, Isabel, and Emma in this picture? 
(Careful! Look closely!! ;)

Here are some of our Sigma students listening to the presentation.
Can you find Morgan, Connor, Claire, Jackie, and Devin?

Claire, Lorie, Veronica, Matt, and Isabel
Here are some of us with the parting gifts that we got from Megan and Elizabeth after the presentation.
In the bags were colorful pens, cheese and crackers, an Oscar Mayer Wiener Whistle, Trail Mix, and powdered TANG.

In period 4/5, Cecelia had the great idea to make a "package" of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese to hold the thank you letters we wrote to Megan and Elizabeth.  Here Mrs. Lavidas is helping Michael B. and Cecelia wrap the box.  Owen and Rhea helped, too.

Then in period 7/8, Isabel had the creative idea to make a heart out of mini Kraft logos to say thanks from the Sigma Team.

In social studies we're studying Ötzi, the Stone Age iceman who lived in the Neolithic age and was found in 1991. He was laying there for 5,000 years. We had to study one topic out of the six and then we will do a presentation. For our presentation we can do keynote, iMovie, skit, google presentation, or do an interview. Check back next week for our presentations :-). Below are some of the notes taken and shared with each other on Googledocs for the projects.  

Below is a video of one of our WEX skits (showing emotions).  
It is William, Paul, and Trey annoying Rhea.  Rhea is the one showing her emotion: ANNOYANCE.  After our skits we wrote about a time we felt a strong emotion.

In L.A we created booklets naming the subject and object pronouns.  This will help us study for the test Monday.  We turned it into a catchy song.  Click on the play button below this to watch the video of us singing the song.

Period 7/8

Period 7/8's jazz hands!

Period 4/5

∑igma Celebrations!!

6-12 Won the Red Ribbon contest last week!  
They are going to share the pizza party they won with 6-11.

This week's awesome T-Wolf PRIDE Award Winners for October are Patrycja and Tyler.
 Great job guys!!


Connor chose this week's Word of the Week! Here's what he had to say:
Hello, subscribers, for this week's Blogger Post. I, Connor Beaton, have done this week's word of the week. I had it broadcasted on the announcements schoolwide! Synonyms include forecast, present, and newscast. Well, I will keep you up to date, HERE AT THOMAS MIDDLE SCHOOL! 
(Thanks to Michael P. for adding the audio:)

On Thursday, October 25, Mr. Kuch put together a video of teachers from the 1980s when they were younger. Along with each picture there was a song from the 80s, too. The picture below is all the teachers that were shown with songs.  We really liked listening to their favorite songs!


  1. This is fantastic. Each week just brings more exciting opportunities. Well done Team Sigma.
    ~Mrs. Ronzio

  2. I love the post as always, Sigma!
    Great job, Patrycja, for the Paw Pride!
    I can see Mr. Aho's picture in the 80's!
    Also, good job with the W.O.T.W., Connor!

    See you next week!

  3. Keep up the great work!

  4. Great blog you guys! I love your picture.Congratulations to Tyler and Patryja for winning the T-Wolf award!
    Carol H.

  5. As always, great job everyone.
    Greetings from Krakow!
    Gabriel- Veronica's cousin from Poland,

  6. Looks like you had a great week!
    The Blumenfelds

  7. nice picture liked your blog post
    -Michael B

  8. What I liked about this weeks blog is that you get to find the people in the pictures. they were hard but I found them. I also liked that you showed some stuff about the Kraft.Love it -Emilia.G

  9. This post really captures what we did this week. Great job bloggers!

  10. Great posts Bloggers! I really like the pictures and videos put in!
    I can't wait for another great week in school! ;)

  11. I liked the L.A. videos.

  12. Great blog!! The Kraft project sounds like it will be a lot of fun. Have a good week!

  13. I really enjoy all the hard work that is put into this blog.

  14. I really liked the video about all the teachers favorite songs when they were kids. -Benbo