STEM - The Three Little Pigs
* STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education. We focus on these areas together not only because the skills and knowledge in each discipline are essential for student success, but also because these fields are deeply intertwined in the real world and in how students learn most effectively.
Using the 3 Little Pigs as our focus, we worked in partners to solve a problem: How to construct a house BIG enough to fit all 3 little pigs but STRONG enough that the big bad wolf could not blow it down.
Students first drew their design on paper then took turns using the provided materials to construct their house. Next we put their houses to the test. The big bad wolf (Mrs. Paulhamus) try to huff and puff their houses down! Some did not withstand the wolf and others did not fall down!
Taking what they learned from the first try, partners again got together to create a plan for their house. Many on the second time around were able to build a house that the poor wolf could not blow down!
At the end, the big bad wolf constructed a house and everyone tried to blow it down! -- it didn't work :)
Who knew problem solving could be so much fun!
May/June Mystery Readers
Joanna's mom read a few of Joanna's favorite books.
Kristina's mom read 2 stories from Kristina's bedtime stories book. We loved hearing stories we haven't heard before!
Eli's mom came in and read a new class favorite "The Day the Crayons Quit".
Please Touch Museum Field Trip
First we did a group carousel ride....FUN! Then we found huge building blocks and could create and build...even into the walls! In the transportation section, we got to sit in a real car and pretend to put gas in it. We shot off air rockets and pretended we were astronauts.
They had a place set up like a McDonald's and we had fun serving food.
The CHOP area was so much fun! We put babies in an MRI machine and saw X-Rays.
We had so much fun, that some of us fell asleep on the bus ride home.
The Butterfly Life Cycle
We also learned a lot about butterflies. Check it out.
Michael- They taste from their legs.
Eli- They taste with their feet.
Joanna- When they come out they have to dry their wings.
Aiden - They have 10,000 eyes.
Owen - They like to eat oranges.
Connor - They eat oranges.
Sophia - As the monarch gets closer to becoming a butterfly the chrysalis gets lighter.
Kristina- They're scared if you're too close to them when releasing them.
Chelsea - They have 10,000 eyes.
Sophie- Red stuff comes out when they come out of the chrysalis.
Cadynce- They can have different colors.
Veronica - They have 10,000 eyes.
Peyton- Red stuff comes out of them.