Its always a good day when you play with legos. Today to review calculating the volume of composite figures we built figures and broke out the rulers to do some measuring.
We have entered the final stage of our motion and design Einstein kit. Each group was given a challenge and they are working on creating a plan that they will use to build their final vehicle.
as a reward for good behavior we went outside today to read and enjoy the beautiful day God has given us. A good book and the warm sun what a great afternoon.
The American Red Cross came to talk to the 4th and 5th grade class about being prepared for emergencies. This program tea hes students what they should have prepared ahead of time so they are prepared. They talked to the kids about having family plans of what to do and where to go in case of emergency. Each student was given a helpful book to help them prepare and a pillow case they can use to gather their supplies in for emergencies. This is a good reminder for use to make sure we are prepared for emergencies.
The students loved reading Hatchet by Gary Paulsen and they did a great job on their projects. They had an option on how to display their infornation some chose posters and displays while others choice to us comouter presentation. Great work kids.
we are well into our final science kit of the year. In this kit students are learning what it is like to have to design a vehicle to meet certain requirements. Each team has to work together and build a car to meet the challenge requirements using what they have learned from prevr experiments. We have learned so far that the weight of a vehicle effects how much force you need to apply to make the vehicle move. The heavier the load the more washers they had to use. Students are right now exploring how to use rubber band energy to make their vehicles move.
What a beautiful day we had for our field trip. The students had a great time , learning how to read a compass, build a fire and how to build a shelter in the forest. We got to take a hike to the upper woods and some of us saw the owlet sitting in the lowe trees. We enjoyed a delicious lunch of fruit salad and hotdogs over the fire. If your looking for something to do you should go check it out.
The students took images of traditional Celtic crosses and then created their own design. They then transferred their design on to a piece of copper tracing over and over till raising some areas. They then created a chemical reaction to darken the fine details to make them more visible. They worked very hard and created some beautiful crosses.