Coach BLeggett

Coach BLeggett

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mystery Skype with Mrs. McCrorey's Class in North Carolina

We had a wonderful Mystery Skype with Mrs. McCrorey's class in North Carolina. The students continue using critical thinking skills to narrow down where other classes are located.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Celebrating Chinese New Year

We celebrated the Chinese New Year in class. Thank you to Panda Express for providing such wonderful materials. We watched two short video clips, participated in an Interactive Quiz, learned about Chinese symbols, created lanterns and ate Chinese noodles.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Mystery Skype with Mr. Osborn's class in Mattawan, Michigan

We had a great Mystery Skype with Mr. Osborn's class in Mattawan, Michigan today.

Foil Economics

We are currently studying economics. Students created two items out of foil to understand being a producer. Then, each student created an advertisement for their items. They wrote down the top three goods they wanted. Students then learned about bartering where they traded for items they really wanted. This helped them apply opportunity cost. Finally, we had an in/out circle, where students answered reflection questions about getting what they wanted, bartering and making decisions.

Valentine's Day Cards for Nursing Home Residents

As part of our Pay it Forward, students made Valentine's Day crafts with a nice message on the back for nursing home residents. These were a big hit at Medicalodge in Gardner, Kansas.

Grab the Candy - Working on Coordinate Graphing

Students played Grab the Candy to work on coordinate graphing. Students each had Valentine's Day hearts. They put them in five different places on their card, then tried to guess where their partner's candy was located. It is a candy version of battleship. Students were very strategic in where they placed their candy. They played four games, then received their own box of candy hearts at the end of the battle.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Genius Hour - Interviewing Professional Cheerleader

Reagan and Sydney have a passion for cheerleading. They have been studying cheerleading, after creating their driving question for their second genius hour project. They were able to do a phone interview with KC Chiefs Cheerleader, Jillian Carroll. They were VERY excited to have the opportunity to learn more about the sport and what it takes to cheer for a professional team from an expert cheerleader.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Andrew's Genius Hour Project

Andrew presented his genius hour project to the class on what it takes to become a Major League Baseball Player. He was able to interview a former Major League Relief Pitcher to gather his information.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

City of Shawnee Time Capsule Ceremony

On January 17, students were able to attend a time capsule ceremony at the City of Shawnee City Hall. Our class felt honored to be one of four classes selected in Shawnee/Shawnee Mission to predict what life would be like in 2065. Students created a class list with their photos and signatures attached. They were recognized at the ceremony and had a chance to help dig where the time capsule will stay for the next 50 years.

Blake P. and Luke with the Mayor of Shawnee, Jeff Meyers

Blake P. and Luke looking at everything that will go into the time capsule that will be opened in 2065

Mrs. Leggett posing with Wil, Rachel, Luke and Blake P. at the ceremony

Rachel digging for the burial of the time capsule

Luke digging for the burial of the time capsule

Wil digging for the burial of the time capsule

All the signatures of the container holding the time that will hold the time capsule