Monthly Archives: May 2014
Our students have been working hard to learn Lego NXT programming, and they are currently becoming proficient with light sensor programming. On June 9, at 1:30 pm, our 4th/5th grade robotics teams will be participating in the “Can Do Robotics Challenge.” The competition will last approximately and hour and 15 minutes. Parents are welcome to attend and come and go as they wish.
Our 5th graders participated in the District 5th Grade Track Meet at NHS. As usual, our 5th grade students shined on and off the field in their athleticism, sportsmanship, and behavior. Great job to all!
Today our fourth graders did a wonderful job of teaching our kindergarten students the rules and procedures for eating lunch in the cafeteria. The buddy training went very smooth and our kinders got a head start for using the cafeteria next years as first graders.
Earlier this spring, students in this 4th grade math group applied their skills in fraction computation to double, triple and quadruple recipes for larger groups of people. Click here to see their work!
Today our students had the great opportunity to extend their learning about Pacific lamprey eels. Maureen Hosty from 4-H, and Sean Connolly from USF&W visited our classroom for a follow up to the lamprey project we piloted at EY in March. Ms. Hosty presented project certificates to each student for their participation in the pilot and sought feedback about the first year of the pilot materials. Mr. Connolly brought in a small aquarium with juvenile lampreys for observation. Students also helped brainstorm design ideas for a classroom observation box for lampreys in the classroom. Overall, it was a great presentation and we look forward to experiences with the lamprey project in the future as it grows.
Visit and Like Mr. Connolly’s Luna the Lamprey Facebook Page!
Please join parents and staff for the next EYST meeting, Tuesday, May 13th, 3:30 PM. During this meeting there will be a presentation by the teachers about the direction of our STEM-focused instruction. This presentation will show ways that parents can support this learning. Refreshments will be served. Free childcare available.
It’s that time of year again! We broke out the robotics kits this week and are excited to launch into some new STEM challenges. In the coming weeks our 4th and 5th graders will learn programming with NXT software, tackle mathematical challenges, and use light sensors to meet a challenge in a competition. Stay tuned for more!