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Thank you parents and students for thinking of me this week for teacher appreciation! I loved all the yummy treats!!

Here is what we are learning this rotation:

K: We are studying a non-living thing – Bee Bots! Some of them still think robots are living. They are also getting some coding practice one last time before the end of their K year!

1st: We are working on a STEM challenge – building index card towers as tall as possible!

2nd: We are finishing and viewing our star videos

3rd: We are doing a STEM challenge involving volume/7 different containers and rice!

4th: We are engineering animals of the future in this STEM challenge.

5th: We are finishing our cell projects.

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I can’t believe there are only 4 more classes left with these kiddos!! Here’s what we are learning this rotation:

K: They will making models of living and nonliving things – then sorting them at their table.

1st: They will be learning  what animals need to survive and also about various animal habitats. We will be playing several games!

2nd: We are still working on our STARS show using the green screen.

3rd: Finishing our math stem challenge on perimeter

4th: Drawing food chains and then using the ozobots to follow the food chain.

5th: We are still working on our Cells Stem challenge. All students should be in the “build phase” and finishing up this rotation.

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Thank you for the supplies!! I’m still collecting cereal boxes if you.can send them in!

Here’s what we are learning this rotation!

K: We are studying leaves and learning how to use magnifying glasses. We are also making leaf rubbings!

1st:  We are putting together a flower puzzle to combine learning the parts of a flower.

2nd: We are continuing our STEM challenge making a movie about stars using the green screen

3rd:  We are beginning a STEM challenge making dog runs, while learning about area and perimeter.

4th: We are studying predators and learning what characteristics make an animal a top predator.

5th: We are continuing our STEM challenge making animal and plant cell learning kits with a budget!

5th grade project “Light up the Town”

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STEM night pictures!

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STEM Rotation 22 3/7-3/14

Thank you for the donations!! Here’s the sign-up genius if you need it:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0448aea62ea1f49-stem

This rotation:

K: Students will be working various rocks and making discoveries

1st: Last day for this STEM challenge: Presenting their puppet shows!

2nd: Learning about wind energy and making  a wind turbine

3rd: Learning about birds of GA and then working stations to discover which “beak” works the best for specific “food sources”

4th: Looking  at the sun-earth-moon system and making an orrery to better understand the system

5th: Final day for this STEM challenge: Wiring their towns and presenting them to the class!

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Thank you to everyone for coming out to STEM night!! I loved seeing all of my students and their parents. Thank you also to all of the volunteers… we couldn’t have done it without you!! I’ll post pictures soon!!

STEM  class still needs the following  items: construction paper (all colors, several packs), pencil eraser tops/bars, clear scotch tape and tissues (lots of runny noses!!)

What are we learning  this rotation:

K: Day 2 of STEM challenge – building a boat! (buoyancy)

1st: Day 2 of STEM challenge – building shadow puppets and a puppet show!

2nd: Heat energy with snakes and glass bottles

3rd: How human inventions have been inspired by nature

4th:  Finishing our Orion constellation and graphing the distances of the stars

5th: Day 2 of STEM challenge – lighting up the town!

STEM Rotation #20 2/27 – 3/6

STEM NIGHT IS THE THIS THURSDAY, MARCH 1ST!!! 5-7PM, in the cafe and media center

****Students may not be dropped off, a parent/guardian must stay with them the entire time. Dress as your favorite scientist and come join the fun!

**STEM class needs construction paper – all colors and masking tape please!

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K: We are going to begin a new STEM challenge – building a boat (sink/float)

1st: STEM challenge – shadow puppets

2nd: STEM challenge continued – “No more shadows”

3rd: We are going to do a fun activity called “Predator Showdown”

4th: Finishing the constellation “Orion”

5th: We will be studying conductors and insulators

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I want to say my heart goes out to each of you who is hurting right now. Bryan, you will be missed dearly.  Thank you for our Teasley family pulling together to support everyone through this difficult time.

In class:

K: Sorting by texture, flexibility, mass, shape, and color. (Properties of matter)

1st: Drawing objects with and without their shadows.

2nd: STEM challenge- how to prevent a shadow from forming

3rd: Learning about Georgia’s endangered sea turtle and how we can help.

4th: Learning about stars and building Orion to discover more about light years.

5th: Building an electric circuit (lightning bugs) to bring home!

 

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