Mrs. Cunningham's Class News
A little late but worth the wait!
Oh the Places you'll Go!!
Hicks Canyon celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday and as part of our Read Across America Celebration, our class participated in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) challenge. Students were given the task to build the tallest Cat in the Hat hat. They were all given the same materials, red Solo cups, white plastic cups, red squares made of construction paper and white index cards. At first, they needed to COMMUNICATE and COLLABORATE with their team members to think of a plan. This planning took CRITICAL THINKING and CREATIVITY. After trial and some error, the teams learned from their mistakes and made some fantastic hats.
All About the Base
This team realized they needed a wider base for stability.
Tall and Taller
This team tried to go linear.
Some teams needed to experiment with the cups and their position.
In preparation for publishing their work. Buddies share their Writers Workshop "How to Books" with each other. This provides them with the opportunity to help make suggestions and edits.
We love our US symbols
Our class has finished learning about some of the symbols of our country and what they stand for. As a culminating activity we have been working on a few differentiate activities.