Monthly Archives: September 2016

Wave Model

We are studying waves in class, and here is a model students can build at home for under $10 using duct tape, skewers, and cheap bulk candy. Click onthe link below.


Engineering Extravaganza Workshop

For students interested in an engineering experience on a non-school day, October 14, check out the link to a workshop for fourth and fifth graders.

An Engineering Extravaganza



Fall 2016 Conferences

Conferences are now being scheduled. Times are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and are 15 minutes in length. Please contact Sheri in the office for immediate scheduling, or via email with Mrs. Reed, Mr. Evers/Mrs. Keyser and we will reply within the weekday for verification. Thanks.

Conference Dates and Times are:

Wed, Oct 5th  4:00-8:00 pm

Thur Oct 6th, 8:00 – 4:00 pm

Energy, Motion, and Forces

Our fourth and fifth grade students have been very busy adjusting to some new routines and new faces in the intermediate grades. We launched our first STEM unit on energy, motion, and forces during the first week of school, and we’ve been impressed with our students’ effort, good collaborative skills, and engagement. Thus far students have explored energy transfer,motion, and forces using pennies, marble collisions, ball dropping experiments, rubber band cars. Mathematics have been infused in each lesson, especially metric measurement. Students used iPads to capture motion and used the camera tools to do some slow motion analysis.

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