Thursday, October 11, 2018

Tag Day

Tag Day Tomorrow

$2 for breast cancer awareness - please wear pink
( boys can wear red or purple)

Today we had the most amazing day.  We did a STEM project today.  STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.  To go with our Fairy Tale unit, today we worked in groups to build the Three Little pigs' houses....only we wanted them all to withstand the huff and puff of the Big Bad Wolf (aka my blow dryer.)
One group build a house of straw....using straws.  One group build a house of sticks.....using toothpicks.  One group build a house of bricks....using sugar cubes.  The students were all allowed to use other materials along with their one mandatory material.
I am happy to report that ALL three houses stood to blow of the dryer- on both low and high speed.  When we finished we talked about what we learned about being an engineer and what we learned from the are some responses...

  • you have to work as a team
  • you have to try different ideas
  • it was harder than we expected
  • you have to measure
  • tape is stronger than glue when the glue is still wet
  • be creative
  • don't give up
When we finished the project we completed a "lab" report which you will find in today's folder.

In math today we worked on expanded form and on greater than, less than and equal to.


Spelling test tomorrow
Math p 22
Reading- Read for ten minutes

**  Please wear winter uniforms Monday (Monday only ) for picture day....summer uniforms can otherwise be worn until November 1.
** Tell someone what you learned today :)