Last week in Makers’ Club, we learned some attachment techniques. Second graders learned how to use fasteners and how to make flanges and a gusset with triangle supports. Third graders learned how to use fasteners and how to make flanges and slots. This week, students used the techniques they learned to build a grandfather clock.
This week, we used our LEGO WeDo kits to introduce coding and robotics to our second and third-grade students. It is always AWESOME to see these students follow visual directions and complete the coding to make their robots move! Check it out! Thanks again to the BBH Schools Foundation for these awesome kits!
We made slime in the STEAM Room this week! With their teammates, students chose between two recipes, Gooey Gak and Fluffy Slime. They also had to come to a consensus about the color of slime they would be making and then follow a recipe! As you can imagine, the second graders needed more help and … Continue reading
Students in every grade level (K-3) had a chance to go through the Pumpkin Investigation Stations in the STEAM Room this week. Students were engaged in activities in seven stations: estimating and weighing, estimating and counting, touching, smelling, tasting, sketching, describing properties, measuring with standard and nonstandard units, and determining if a pumpkin will sink … Continue reading
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.