Mrs. Ball's Weekly Update
May 16, 2016
Down on the Farm!
Lost and Found - If you are missing any clothing, water bottles or accessories please stop by the lost and found table in the extended care building. All unclaimed items will be donated to Goodwill on the 27th. Thank you!
Wishing you a fantastic week ahead!
What Powers the Farm? - Technology Focus
In Technology Mrs. Holck created an activity entitled "What Powers The Farm?" for students to complete so they could begin thinking about energy and how it travels. They used energy balls and an energy stick to learn about circuits and their cause and effect relationship. From here, the students will design a circuit board farm using an arduino and a servo. A servo is a motor that would allow movement in a project. Our big idea is for the children to program a tractor that will drive around a wooden board depicting a farmyard. The tractor would stop to visit animals in different pastures. When the tractor reaches the cow pasture for example, a cow will pop up and moo. This is an ambitious project for first graders but it is building upon earlier programming opportunities the students have had throughout the year. When completed we will invite you to see our "Farmduino" and have the children share all their learning with you!
Dates to Remember
- 5/20 Spirit Day - Twinning
- 5/23-27 Star Student: Zayna
- 5/27 Spirit Day - Red, White & Blue
- 5/30 Memorial Day - no school
- 6/1 Field Trip - "The Farm" in Snohomish
- 6/3 Farmer's Market 12:00 - 2:00
- 6/6 Star Student - Nikhil
- 6/9 End of the Year Party 6:30 at Elevated Sports
- 6/10 Spirit Day - Team Sports
- 6/15 Last Day of School