February 7~ Day 2
Good Morning STEM Fans,
This short week has flown by! With the beginning of this rotation, some grades are beginning new projects, some continuing, and some close to the end.
4th Graders are finishing up their bridges, creating iMovies to share on our blog and Facebook page, collecting data on their bridge builds, and investigating the Bridge Engineer App. We are all excited to start our strength testing next week!
3rd Graders have finished our STEAM Project (STEM + Art) the last rotation by building LEGO Super Heroes and creating short video clips to share. This rotation we are taking a pretest on Light and Sound (our next science unit) to gain information on prior knowledge. These pretests are given using the Socrative App on the iPad. Socrative allows me to build tests incorporating several types or questions with the use of pictures. It is a great assessment tool that gently guides students with online testing.
2nd Graders are starting our Battle Creek Science Unit on Measuring Matters. We have started measuring with non-standard units, as well as units in the Metric System.
1st Graders are all in their Battle Creek Science Unit of Sorting Things Out; where we are focusing first on properties: Color, Size, Shape, Texture, and Weight.
Kindergartners are working with several apps to help with math and focusing. We are using Memory Pro and Butterfly Math. They are also given time to free build with LEGOs. Many students are using what they learned with Pattern Pets to build other animals and people.
Have a great week!