STEM Challenges for the week of May 18!

Check out the Bitmoji STEM lab challenges using the link below! Just click on one of the books to listen to it read aloud, then click on the post it next to the book for the challenge. Don’t forget to post your work on the padlet! I can’t wait to see what you all do!
https://cobbk12org-my.sharepoint.com/:p:/g/personal/angela_smith_cobbk12_org/ERLat7K5ujZLl83ns2Xkrm4BvLSVuTmi76AAwA_DMpi9hg?e=pFkYiu

 

Grade Level STEM Zoom Meetings – Week of May 11

The links to the Zoom meetings are now under each grade level page. The pages are password protected. If your child’s homeroom teacher does not email you with the password, please email me for it.

I had to make changes to the Zoom meeting schedule for the week of May 11 due to the Thursday “drive-thru” at school. I combined grade levels and the schedule is as follows:
Monday: 2nd grade and 3rd grade @ 9:00 AM
Tuesday: Kindergarten and 1st grade @ 9:00 AM
Wednesday: 4th grade and 5th grade @ 9:00 AM

These will be the last STEM Zoom meetings for the year. We will be playing an end of year STEM Kahoot!, so students will need 2 devices – a device to watch the Zoom and a device to play Kahoot!.

The website to play Kahoot! is Kahoot.it.

Grade Level STEM Zoom Meetings – Week of May 4

The links to the Zoom meetings are now under each grade level page. The pages are password protected. If your child’s homeroom teacher does not email you with the password, please email me for it.

Zoom meeting schedule for the week of May 4:
Monday: 2nd grade @ 9:00 AM
Tuesday: Kindergarten @ 9:00 AM and 4th grade at 12:00 PM
Wednesday: 1st grade @ 9:00 AM
Thursday: 3rd grade @ 9:00 AM and 5th grade @ 12:00 PM

All students will need a device to watch the Zoom and a device to play Kahoot! as we will be playing a Kahoot! game.

The website to play Kahoot! is Kahoot.it.

Grade Level STEM Zoom Meetings – Week of April 27

The links to the Zoom meetings are now under each grade level page. The pages are password protected. If your child’s homeroom teacher does not email you with the password, please email me for it.

Zoom meeting schedule for the week of April 27:
Monday: 2nd grade @ 9:00 AM
Tuesday: Kindergarten @ 9:00 AM and 4th grade at 12:00 PM
Wednesday: 1st grade @ 9:00 AM
Thursday: 3rd grade @ 9:00 AM and 5th grade @ 12:00 PM

All students will need a device to watch the Zoom and a device to play Kahoot! as we will be playing a Kahoot! game.

The website to play Kahoot! is Kahoot.it.

STEM Zoom Meetings – Week of April 20

I have made a little change to our STEM Zoom meetings for the week of April 20 since April 22 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!

All grade levels have the challenge of watching the video below and creating a bird feeder. The link for the bird feeder challenge is below the video. I would like for students to have that complete before our Zoom meeting as I would like for students to have the opportunity to share the bird feeders they created and how they made them. If students do not complete a bird feeder, they can still join in on the Zoom call! They will have the opportunity to see what others created and we will be doing a directed drawing of the Earth. Students will need a black marker, a piece of white paper, and crayons or colored pencils for the directed drawing. Please email me with any questions about the Zoom meetings.

Bird Feeder STEM Challenge

The links to the Zoom meetings are now under each grade level page. The pages are password protected. If your child’s homeroom teacher does not email you with the password, please email me for it.

Zoom meeting schedule for the week of April 20:
Monday: 2nd grade @ 9:00 AM
Tuesday: Kindergarten @ 9:00 AM and 4th grade at 12:00 PM
Wednesday: 1st grade @ 9:00 AM
Thursday: 3rd grade @ 9:00 AM and 5th grade @ 12:00 PM

My goal is to keep these days/times for the remainder of the year if possible.

Grade Level STEM Zoom Meetings – Week of April 13

I will be hosting Zoom meetings for each grade level again this week. We will be watching a Generation Genius video and playing Kahoot! (Kahoot.it). To participate, you will need a device to access the Zoom meeting and a separate device to access Kahoot!.

*UPDATE – I will not be posting the Zoom meeting links on the STEM blog. You should be receiving an email from your child’s homeroom teacher with the code. If you do not receive one, please email me at Angela.Smith@cobbk12.org.

Tues – 9:00 2nd grade and 12:00 3rd grade
Wed – 9:00 1st grade 12:00 4th grade
Thurs – 9:00 Kindergarten and 12:00 5th grade

Please make sure your login is your first name and last initial only!!!

I hope to see all of our pirates on Zoom this week!!!

Keep Coding!

I was so excited to see how many pirates have spent time coding this week!!!

Our Pirate Coding Leaders for the week are:

1st grade – Lila Grace, Boone, and Brennan

2nd grade – Caleb, Lexi, and Mara

3rd grade – Erick, Claire and Kaden (tied for 2nd), and Eli

4th grade – Jojo, Jacob, and Jordan

Digital Learning

Due to the fact that school is closed for an extended amount of time, we will be communicating with parents during virtual office hours while providing students with digital learning opportunities, so they can practice and reinforce crucial academic skills.

More information will be posted here about digital assignments and digital office hours as needed for teachers to connect with parents/students.

Below is a list of resources/educational opportunities that may be used at home:
1) Mystery Science: Click on Mystery Science and find your child’s grade level for lots of science activities. There are mini lessons for quick videos or entire lessons with hands-on activities. Feel free to email me if you need ideas for the best lessons.
2) Take Home Challenge for March. Email pictures to Mrs. Smith to put together a video of all of our flowers!
3) Code.org  Please email me if your child does not remember their login information.
4) 77 Simple STEM Activities for Families
5) Easy STEM Challenges
6) STEM At-Home Board 1 
7) Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Week of March 16th:
Find some time this week to complete the activity for your grade level and email it to Mrs. Smith (angela.smith@cobbk12.org)

K- Go on a rock hunt to collect as many rocks as you can. Sort them in different ways – your choice. Take a picture of your sort and email it to Mrs. Smith at angela.smith@cobbk12.org.

1 – Watch the Panda Cam for 10 minutes a day and keep a journal of what you observe from the pandas. Add the time you watched and your observations to the padlet. https://padlet.com/angela_smith19/t74lj6q22rha

2- Listen to the story We Plant A Seed and create a poster explaining the life cycle of a plant. You may use ANY resource you have at home to create the poster. It can be digital or print. Email the poster to Mrs. Smith at angela.smith@cobbk12.org when complete.

3- Design and label your own animal. You can create it on paper, digital, or make it 3 dimensional using objects from around your house. Think about how it is adapted to live in its environment, diet, camouflage etc. When complete write a paragraph about its features that help it live in its environment. Add your animal to the padlet. https://padlet.com/angela_smith19/ppx03wiucspb

4- Complete the 2 study jams on light. Email Mrs. Smith at angela.smith@cobbk12.org with your test results.
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/energy-light-sound/light.htm
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/energy-light-sound/light-absorb-reflect-refract.htm

5- Do batteries really power the world? Go on a scavenger hunt to find things powered by batteries. What kind of batteries can you find? Use the padlet link to add objects and types of batteries you have found. Make sure you click the + sign at the bottom right to add to the padlet. You will be able to see what others post as well. https://padlet.com/angela_smith19/1qwqeckk5u4o