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What a Week!!!
The elementary kiddos found out whether their character survived the Titanic disaster and starting to form their arguments as to who or what they want to blame for this tragedy. This will lead up to a court trial where they will state their claim and argue against others.
In the wake of Hurricane Florence, we have been looking at the how's and why's of hurricanes but the kids are also designing the tallest towers that can survive wind(fan) and rain(spray bottle) while holding a tennis ball. The students are provided with a limited amount of supplies and will be provided a small budget to purchase additional supplies next week. We talked about how businesses have to provide bids, stick to a budget and a timeframe, and provide a successful structure without going over budget or wasting supplies. We will test out structures next week!
Next Week's Schedule
Tuesday - Mt Everest - building a Mountain Rescue Litter and designing weather appropriate clothing.
Wednesday/Thursday - Continue with Hurricane towers and Titanic Who to Blame court trial.
I will also be introducing the Stock Market Game to the middle school students. Jennifer Brady said she would come in and help me!! Students will receive $100,000 to invest and create their portfolio!! If anyone has any experience in buying and trading stocks we would love your input or help!!
Elementary students will continue to be doing technology classes each week with Mr. Howard. They are learning how to create composite pictures and then will animate them!!!
My goal is to find mentors in the community that would be willing to work with our students and give them some guidance, help if needed and answer any questions if possible.
I am fortunate that I have many friends that have some pretty incredible kids of their own who have created passion projects that they will be sharing over the next few weeks. One of those individuals is Jack Andraka. I reached out to Jack via social media and he immediately got back in touch. He will be Skyping with the kids in a couple weeks after he returns from working with UNICEF in Sierra Leon!!!
SKYPING with Producers of the show Naked and Afraid on Wednesday!!!
I realize that 3rd and 4th grade will not be with me that day. I am going to talk to Mrs. Warren to see if she would be willing to air it in her classroom if we do Facebook live so that the kids can ask questions and watch. For middle schoolers, I will call you down to my class that day when it is time.
If for any reason you do not want your child to participate, that is fine, just send me an email and let me know.