Hello families! Check out how we spent our St. Patrick’s Day learning!
Friday was St. Patrick’s day and we began our day with some fun filled Lucky Graphing! Students had to look through their baggies of Lucky Charms and graph the frequency of the marshmallows. This ties into our graphing standard for making bar graphs and answering questions, and the best part, of course, was being able to eat the Lucky Charms when we were done!
To tie into science, we had a STEAM Challenge (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). Students had to do research on the computer about what a catapult was, what kind of simple machine it was, and then work together to build a catapult and fire a Lucky Charm the length of the Rainbow (our Pride Stick). Students were allowed to use 6 rubber bands, 10 popsicle sticks (various sizes), one clothes pin, and any three items from their desks to make their catapults. They had some very interesting designs and really got creative with the supplies they hand on hand.
Students had to build and rebuild if their design did not work the first time. The students who met the challenge got to have a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
Check out some of the videos of our catapults!
In the end, I was SO proud of my little engineers! The one group who did not make it originally, go to go back and rebuild their catapult and try for a second time so in the end, each group was successful in building their catapults! Ask your child about what they learned!
Have fun learning,