Thursday, October 17, 2019

Second Grade Studies Digital Citizenship

What does it look like to have a balanced life?  How can we balance screentime with healthy and constructive activities?  Students were asked to build a balance, and then write what they could do to balance screen time in a healthy way.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Fifth Grade Constructs Catapults and Trebuchets in STEM

As part of their Middle Ages Studies, Fifth Grade Spent extra project time in the STEM Lab constructing catapults out of Stix-N-Bitz.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

"Building" The School Rules

Using LEGO's, paper and little wooden people, students in Kindergarten through Second Grade came to the STEM Lab to construct their learning of the PBIS System and the school rules - BE SAFE, BE RESPECTFUL, BE READY TO LEARN
Lining up safely

what it looks like in line

silent signal

Holding the rail when going upstairs

Picking up someone's spilled papers

Being safe in the lunch room 
Building our school rules

What are our school rules?

Constructing Knowledge 
Constructing Knowledge

Teacher and students on playground

Lining up respectfully

Playing soccer respectfully 
Ready to learn

Safe in the halls

Quiet during fire drills

Saturday, May 25, 2019

First Grade Stix-N-Bitz Construction - Free Exploration

Stix-n-Bitz Car with Peg Wheels That Turn
Stix-N-Bitz is an environmentally friendly wood en construction toy that students of even very young ages can use successfully.  Students were allowed to design and construct freely.  Many students came up with some pretty complex constructions, and all enjoyed their constructing time.

Unicorn with a very long horn

Back scratcher

Car with Peg Wheels that Turn

A tight flying airplane with engines

Giraffe with very long neck.

Robot Man

Very long string of sticks!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Second Grade Finishes Force and Motion Cars

When their car is pulled back, it stores a force:  When released, it creates a motion!  All painted and ready to go home.