I loved seeing all of the hard work put into Hispanic Heritage Day. I know the students had a wonderful time!!
This rotation in STEM:
K: We will begin our studies on force and motion using Bee Bots. This is a type of “coding” robot. The students absolutely love working with them!
1st: We will have our first coding lesson on the Ipads.
2nd: I had hoped for the students to make their glue in this rotation, however there is not enough time as Day 1 saw today. So we will pause our STEM challenge to do some coding and begin again in next rotation.
3rd: STEM challenge: How to make a paper bridge that can hold weight?
4th: We will look at our ice cube trays and then study the water cycle by playing a game.
5th: We will make a movie about earthquakes and/or volcanoes.
Here’s what’s going on in STEM this rotation!
K: We are performing a puppet show with the puppets they made last rotation. They will then work on making homes for their puppets.
1st: STEM challenge – “Making a Rain Gauge”
2nd: STEM challenge continued – “How can we make glue?”
3rd: Fossil Fortune Telling Game
4th: STEM challenge continued – “Finishing our ice cube trays”
5th: STEM challenge – “Making Lava Lamps” and discussing density
I’m trying something new to see if you can view some pictures of your awesome children…. All of the pictures I’ve uploaded so far are in Google Photos – so I’m having to slowly transfer them to a different site. In the meantime – I created a Google Slideshow. If you click on the link below it should take you there. If this works (feel free to let me know), then I will continue to add photos this way while I’m working on transferring my data.
It’s hard to believe it’s already Fall Break!! I hope you each have a safe week. I’m going to spend time camping with my family down in Disney World!
Here’s what’s one the agenda for STEM this rotation:
K: Second phase of their STEM challenge: building their animal puppets!
1st: Working with pipettes and graduated cylinders like a scientist!
2nd: Beginning a STEM challenge: “Stuck like Glue”
3rd: Fossil Stations
4th: Finish their Ice Cube Tray STEM challenge
5th: Engineering stations
Dear Teasley Families,
I have many STEM challenges planned in the upcoming weeks. In order to conduct these challenges I’m in need of some supplies that you may have in your household. Below is a list by grade level of supplies we need. In addition – if you have any loose legos you’d like to donate -we can definitely use them! Please let me know if you have any questions!
- dowel rods (NO SKEWERS- 12 inch flat end/not pointy, wooden)
- Wooden Dowels/Metal Coat Hangers
- Clean/new panty hose
- Netting or other loosely woven fabric
- Wax paper
- Vaporizer/Humidifier (we can return when we are done or you can donate an old one found at Goodwill)
- Sand – 1 bag
- Sponges, Duct Tape
- Zip-top bags
- Garbage bags
- small plastic bins ($1 ones) need about 6-10 of these
Hello Families! Welcome back. I hope everyone stayed safe during the tropical storm. I have an updated supply list – please click the link to see the updates. Thank you for all of the supplies!
K: We are beginning our first STEM challenge – making animal puppets. This week we will be thinking, planning and designing our puppets and next rotation we will build them!
1st: We are on the “building/improving” phase of our STEM challenge: How can we build a waterproof shelter?
2nd: The students were not able to finish their stop motion videos on solids, liquids and gases last rotation – therefore they are getting an extra week to complete this challenge!
3rd: Week of coding EXCEPT for days 5&6 who will complete their STEM challenge of building a rock excavator.
4th: We are on the building phase of our STEM challenge: How can we build an ice cube tray that will not leak?
5th: Week of coding EXCEPT for days 5&6 who will complete their STEM challenge of building a tower that can withstand an earthquake.
Thank you so much parents for sending in supplies! I truly appreciate your support!! We’ve began several of our STEM challenges and I have even more lined up! I’ll post a new list here.
K: Studying how baby animals are similar and different than their parents.
1st: Beginning a STEM challenge: How can we build a waterproof shelter for our beanie babies?
2nd: Making a movie about solids, liquids and gases
3rd: Finish STEM challenge: How can we build a rock excavator?
4th: Beginning a STEM challenge: How can we build an ice cube tray?
5th: Finish STEM challenge: How can we make a tower that can withstand an earthquake?
Here are some pictures of 4th grade coding with Ozobots!
Here are some pictures of Kindergarten moving like an animal!
4th and 2nd Working on their “Ice Cube Challenge”
3rd Grade discovering the differences between rocks and minerals
5th Grade working on their designs for a “tower that can withstand an earthquake”