Here are some photos of the STEM challenge our class did today. Students had 20 minutes to build the tallest freestanding structure they could out of 20 pieces of spaghetti, a metre of string, and a metre of masking tape that could hold up a marshmallow. They did a fantastic job! The tallest structure in our class was 21cm tall.
Mr. Prescott’s Grade 1/2 class studied Canada this term. They traveled Canada virtually from the East to West Coast by reading true stories from different parts of the country. Each story helped to give them a sense of a different region and what made that community unique. They also learned to sing a very Canadian song by the Tragically Hip and recorded it in this video. The video also shows some of the souvenirs they picked up along the way, including postcards they made on the green screen.
Check out his class video here:
We have been working with the colour wheel and colour mixing!
We are studying the solar system. We have just started with a hands-on activity of making a replica of the sun with a flashlight and the earth rotating around the sun creating the seasons. It was incredible to hear what many students already know about the solar system, including details about the planets near Pluto.