Over the past week students have been little engineers busy working together to solve a real world problem. They were given the task to design a cell tower for Turkey Run State Park. Students had a fun, yet challenging time working in teams of four to design and create a scale model. Ask them what all the tower had to be able to do to pass the test!
Students enjoyed our first of hopefully many Flashlight Fridays. We read for almost an hour before taking a break and writing a story about visiting a museum. This was all done by flashlight! I am so proud of how the class handled themselves during this time.
This week as we tackle our reading skill of Main Idea and Detail we learned to rap and bake! Students know to look for titles, pictures, and repeated words to help them find the main idea of text. They also looked at ingredients and directions for a recipe to find out the title of the recipe, which was Dirt Pudding! It was a fun day of interactive learning!
Our class did a great job putting their knowledge of Author's Purpose (P.I.E.) into action today. We worked on deciding why an author might write a piece of work. Students had to decide what column their note card went under. We then had a great discussion on why that type of work fit under the category.
School is flying by! Here are some snapshots of what has been happening so far. Click on the pictures to make them bigger.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Camp Invention is June 2-June 6! In preparation for the program we are in need of some items.
Here is a list of acceptable take-apart items:
Computer Towers/hard drives
Stereos and Radios
Tape decks and recorders
Here is a list of acceptable items for upcycling:
Beads, Buttons and Craft Supplies
Miscellaneous Paper (magazines, newspaper, kraft etc.)
Milk/OJ Cartons/Jugs (rinsed)
Paper Towel Tubes
Plastic Bottle Caps
Sporting Goods and Balls (no golf clubs or bats)
Thank you so much for your help! Items can be dropped off at the elementary school any time between 7:30 and 4:00.
This week students from the high school have been teaching students from the elementary all about animals and agriculture. Today, our class learned about fire safety, animal safety, and atv safety.
Today was the third day of Acuity testing. Your children worked very hard! For science today we watched a video on rocks and erosion while enjoying a birthday treat from Elijah.
Your children are practicing very hard for tonight's music program!! Please have them here by 6:50. They will perform first and will be dismissed to you after they perform. They are excited to show you their hard work!
Today we started our bridges project. Students worked in groups of three or four to build a bridge between desks. We will test the bridges' strength on Friday! Ask your child about his/her plan of action for the bridge!