Friday, April 15, 2016

Mexico Unit Celebration ~ PiƱata Party

 First, Mrs. O gave everyone a blindfold and a spin before they got the bat.
 Each child got three swings!
It's almost time for treats!

Friday, February 12, 2016

STEM in the classroom

 After researching simple machines on Chromebooks with Mrs. Kane, students worked in teams of 3 to design, build and test catapults.
 They answered questions, chose materials and planned how to construct their catapults together.

 Teams decided together which materials used on their catapults might send projectiles the farthest distance.
 Using 3 different projectiles (small candy hearts, large candy hearts, marshmallows) teams measured distances each one was launched and made adjustments to their catapults if needed.
 Performing multiple tests is an important part of scientific experimenting.
 Adding up the number of inches each projectile flew took careful math skills!
 The catapult that launched a conversation heart the farthest during math workshop on Friday, sent it 210 inches!
Students really seemed to have fun while using teamwork, cooperation, science, technology, engineering, math...and candy!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Rock Experiments

Using heat and pressure from our hands, we turned 3 clay balls into one metamorphic rock.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving Feast

From making muffins to peeling carrots and potatoes to a delicious feast!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Thanksgiving Feast

After making butter, peeling carrots and potatoes, baking muffins and making our own placemats we enjoyed a delicious and relaxing turkey feast together on November 20, 2015.