The students completed their science fair experiments for this third grade science fair. They did a wonderful job and had some very interesting things they tested.
Friday, May 8, 2015
We incorporated STEM into our classroom by seeing what group could use 50 straws to construct the largest tower, using only masking tape. The tower had to be able to hold a tennis ball. It was really interesting seeing the kid's strategies, problem-solving methods and how they collaborated.
Posted by Brandi Leggett at 6:14 PM
We had a shared inquiry discussion. The students really enjoyed leading the discussion, while the outside circle watched their partner. They focused on whether their partner was speaking in the discussion, if they referred to the text, asked a question, responded to speakers, interrupted speakers or engaged in side conversation. This was a great way for the students to hold each other accountable. They really did a wonderful job.
Posted by Brandi Leggett at 4:51 PM
Thursday, April 30, 2015
The class received a surprise phone call they are the grand prize winners of the national DuPont Challenge Science Competition. They were shocked to say the least. It was quite a honor for them. I am very proud of their efforts and hard work. They can't wait for everyone to fly to Kansas for their science day.
|DuPont Challenge 3rd Grade Grand Prize Winners|
Posted by Brandi Leggett at 10:10 AM
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The students were thrilled to present their published books to a troop from Ft. Leavenworth in person on Tuesday. They read their letters and poems, created a video, posters and made care packages. The troop really appreciated the kindness. We all learned a lot about the army from the troops.
Posted by Brandi Leggett at 2:05 PM