Friday, August 28, 2015

It's a STEM Challenge!

Wow!  We made it through our first week of school.  I don't know about the kids, but the teacher is exhausted.  The first week is so busy with learning and practicing our PBIS expectations, introducing third grade curriculum, and getting to know each other.  Today we dedicated most of our day to our first STEM challenge- Bubble Bonanza.  We learned about the engineering design process while exploring bubbles.  Some of the questions we asked included:
  • Can bubbles bounce?
  • Can you make bubbles of different shapes?
  • Do bubbles stick to things?
  • Can you create tiny little bubbles or bubbles as big as your head?
  • What makes a good bubble wand?
Student engineering groups ended the day by designing and testing their own bubble wand that they will present to the class next week.  What a day!  Be sure to ask your child all about it.  Her are a few photos from out day.


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Off to a Great Start

These first few days have been filled with learning and reviewing routines.  We have also enjoyed getting to know each other and building our classroom community.   Today we also introduced a new math program that we will be using throughout the year called ST Math.  Be sure to ask your child about it.   I'm looking forward to a great year!