Today we ran a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) activity to save Fred, the gummy worm, from certain death due to negligence while boating. We needed to get his life jacket out from under the capsized boat and put it around Fred without him falling into the water below, as Fred is unable to swim. This of course had to be done without touching the boat, life preserver or Fred with our hands - instead using only the 4 paper clips provided. Knowing that we couldn't impale Fred or damage the life preserver, the class then came up with many creative uses for their paper clip tools and all groups were ultimately successful. I've posted a few pictures here, but there are MANY more in the Pictures section of this website (just remember the bonus word from today's spelling test for the password).
This Blog will provide updates on what is happening in the classroom, as well as a small peak into the life of the teacher outside of school.
Welcome Students and Parents of Division 7!
I hope that this will be a place where we can better open the lines of communication between myself, the students and the parents/guardians. I also hope to use this space as part of my general encouragement to use various forms of technology to help us learn in different and meaningful ways.