STEM Lab: Parachute Design

Under the guidance of Mr. Misch, STEM Lab Coordinator, 6th grade students recently engaged in designing and testing parachutes.  Students collaborated to create a parachute design that would later be tested and assessed using an assessment rubric.  Mr. Misch accessed the main stairwell as a means to assess the students’ work.  Students certainly leverage critical […]

4th Grade Students Travel Back in Time

On November 27th, our 4th grade students traveled back in time to Colonial Virginia!  Teachers and volunteers worked together to bring various activities to our students to replicate the lifestyle of Colonial Virginia.  The students were highly engaged in these authentic learning experiences – having opportunities to apply their knowledge.  Almost everyone immersed themselves in […]

Calling All Volunteers!

A message from Amy Morton, Instructional Coach: Calling all volunteers!  We need 200 rekenreks created for our kindergarten and first grade classes to use during number talks in math. What is a rekenrek?  A rekenrek is composed of 2 strings of beads.  Young children use them to develop number concepts.  Rekenreks are easy to put […]

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