Author Archives: Morgan Kolis
In week 5, second graders had a chance to finish the animal they had been working on (from Week 3). Next week, we start a brand new activity!
This week, second graders were introduced to the concept of working with a team. Several videos were used to model teamwork and then Miss Kolis, Mrs. Wiesler, and our parent volunteer, Mrs. Zetts, sat down to model how students should speak to one another in a team. After that, students engaged in the Spaghetti Tower … Continue reading
Students in first grade have been enjoying their time in the STEAM Room! They’ve built foil towers, made boats for the wild thing, and used apples to create fall objects! How fun for first graders!
This week, students in second grade created an animal, either fictional or real using a variety of materials. We are trying to get them acquainted with the available materials and locations in the room. Third graders in Makers’ Club engaged in “Free Making Day!” They’ve been begging for it since the beginning of the school … Continue reading
This week in Makers’ Club, second and third-grade students used toothpicks and candy pumpkins to build. This was tougher than in years past when we used marshmallows to build the tallest phone tower we could that would hold up an iPhone for ten or more seconds. Check us out!
Third Graders enjoyed their first Makers’ Club meeting today! After a brief review of the rules, each table engaged with a different building material.
The Project of the Week is shared with teachers electronically, then posted, and set up in the STEAM Room each week. This enables homeroom teachers to sign up for a time and bring their class in with very little prep work. These are the projects we’ve worked on so far this year. Gravity Falls- POTW 95 … Continue reading
Today was the first time these second grade students attended the Makers’ Club! We were so excited to welcome them and review the rules of the club. They are pretty simple rules: Be safe. Be respectful of the materials and the room. Clean up after yourself before you leave. Share. Check out these awesome photos … Continue reading
During our first staff meeting of the 2017-2018, Mrs. Wiesler and Miss Kolis took the other teachers through The Design Process as we worked together to solve a problem. Teachers had to create a prototype of a waterslide that stood at least 10 inches tall, did not leak, and safely transported their rider (aka LEGO … Continue reading
Because our Jr. Olympic day is under new leadership this year (Thanks Mr. Thacker), Mrs. Wiesler and I suggested that we have a “STEAM event” at the Jr. Olympics! After students were divided into 4 groups, each group was given a bag of materials and asked to build a launch pad or platform to hold … Continue reading