Wednesday, April 10, 2019

First Grade Shadow Puppet Plays 2019

This was a collaborative project between literacy, art and STEM.  The students wrote their own scripts, created and engineered their own puppets, and performed their plays for student audiences in our school.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Vermont Technical College Bridge Competition 2019!

Woodstock Elementary and Prosper Valley Schools participated together in the VTC Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition.  Our schools did very well in the competition, with our bridges taking over 200 to almost 900 pounds of pressure before breaking.  Special congratulations go to Jack Quicker and Lucy Drebitko, who took first place for Originality of Design - with their double arched bridge - which supported 811 pounds.  See the bridges and the "crushings" below.

J and L Amazing Arches

First Place - Originality of Design

Wailing Winners - 665 pounds

Infinite Space Team - 371 pounds

How Girls - 231 pounds

A and E's Team - Peeps Team 

Monday, March 18, 2019

Third Graders from Prosper Valley Construct a Bridge Challenge

As part of their Forces and Motion Unit, 2nd and 3rd Grade Students from Prosper Valley School spend several weeks designing and constructing bridges out of straws, with the goal of being able to support the most weight.  Three teams tied for first place, supporting 1140 grams.  Well done!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Fourth Grade Creates Electronic Devices

Using Little Bits, and a variety of materials, fourth grade was challenged to create an electronic device that does "something useful." Using batteries, switches, lights and sensors, they made fans, doorbells, eraser machines, night lights, etc.