Friday, April 27, 2018

Current Sciences

Science is often taught from textbooks. Textbooks that take years to get published and distributed to students. Those texts books just aren't dynamic enough to have up to date information about major science discoveries. 


There also isn't a lot of room for conjecture. Textbooks are written to be resources. Resources that present established information and well-founded theories. 


But what about the unusual stuff, or the new stuff, or the "what were they even thinking" stuff. Well, kids love that stuff too. In an effort to staying excited about science, our class does a weekly Current Science activity. In Current Science, students read any article they find interesting with the understanding that they'll then present their reading to the class. 


It's a really great way to practice public speaking skills, summarizing, boost reading comprehension practice, and squeeze in a bit of extra science just for good measure. 



Thursday, April 19, 2018

Auction Project Complete

Our auction project is complete!
Check out these fun pictures of the final steps.








Saturday, April 14, 2018

Makerspace

It's moments like these that make Makerspace time feel like magic.


Friday, April 13, 2018

Minion Day in Gathering

Today the 4th and 5th graders hosted gathering and made minion eyes for everyone. It was a lot of fun.







Auction Project Update


Painting has begun on this year's auction project. These pieces of lumber will be assembled into a set of benches to be sold off. We are in the first stages of painting. 


Creating a Language

As part of their studies of ancient cultures, the Olympians learned that many ancient cultures developed sophisticated systems of communicat...