Saturday, February 3, 2018

Lego STEAM park

We ended the week on Friday afternoon designing and building with legos from the LEGO STEAM park kit.  We recently purchased it with funds from a grant we received from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation.  I gave each group a card, they found the pieces they needed and worked together to build their addition to the park.  They did fantastic at using problem solving and communication skills to get the job done.  

As they finished, they spent time building on the new lego wall at MP West.  

Here is the lego wall being built!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Foster Woods and Day 100

We purchased some new building blocks for the school.  The students were having so much fun building.

Foster Woods was so much fun. The temps were just right.  We didn't have any snow to see animal tracks in, but we did see some in the mud.  

We have finally made it to Day 100!!!  I can't believe how quickly it has gone.  The students have grown so much in these first 100 days.

We started the day walking the runway in a fashion show with KB.

We did some different centers that all had to do with the number 100.  Here students are working a puzzle with 100 pieces.

We Q-tip painted in groups of 10 to make 100 dots.

In this center we rolled a dice and dabbed that many spaces.

Students were stamping with dog paw prints in groups of 10.

Here they are building structures with 100 cups.

Building a paper chain number 1- 100.

I just loved all the creativity with the shirts.  Thanks so much for your efforts in creating them.  The students were so proud to wear them and the staff/students loved seeing all of them.

 Thanks so much to everyone who provided for the snack.  We made a trail mix with all sorts of goodies.

On Thursday we read another version of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" and talked about the beginning, middle and end.  After that I gave each of the students 10 duplo leogos, partnered them up and challenged them to build a bridge over the river for the goats to get across.  What a great activity to work on problem solving, communication, strategy and perseverance.  They were frustrated at times, but the joy and excitement they demonstrated with they completed the bridge was priceless!  

Have a wonderful weekend and make sure to check out our SeeSaw account ~ we did some fun things this week!