Each group was given:
* 1 small dixie cup
* 3 craft sticks
* 2 toothpicks
* 1 plastic spoon
* 1 rubber band
* 24 inches of masking tape
* 1 wooden clothespin
* 1 small, fluffy, orange, craft pom pom / "pumpkin"
The students first task was to plan their catapult and write about it in detail. Then, they worked together to build it and make any changes they thought necessary. Next, they drew a picture of their design.
When all of the teams were finished, we launched. After each team had down their initial launch, they were allowed to go back and make any additional changes that they wanted to make before our second launch. We even had to change the location of our launch to allow for more space! We had a fantastic time with this STEM project!
We have been using Pebble Go a lot to research. Did you know that you can use Pebble Go at home for free?
Simple go to https://www.pebblego.com
This is a super safe way to let your child explore various topics. They can listen to the text read to them and even watch short video clips that go with the information.
Just a reminder… school will not be in session November 4—8th.
On November 8th, Willard teachers will be joining up with several other districts to engage in a day of professional development. Mrs. Hillenburg, Mrs. Coffey, and I will be presenting two sessions on STEM learning!
We will have our Topic 3 math test on Thursday, November 10. I will be posting a “Question of the Day” almost daily between now and the test. These are a great way to practice for the test.
VETERAN’S DAY ASSEMBLY
Please join us for our Veteran’s Day assembly at 9:00 AM on November 11th. Breakfast will be served to all Veteran’s beginning at 8:00 AM.
Fall picture re-takes will be held on Thursday, November 17th. Please watch for additional details to come home soon.
Your student brought home a turkey to disguise as part of a school project. There are more specific directions attached to the turkey.
All turkey projects should be returned to school by November 11th, but feel free to send it in when your child has finished his or her project!
Mon.– No School
Tues.– No School
Thurs.– Mrs. Kramer