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Technology Ambassadors!

Today we got to help Mrs. Koontz’s class learn how to use Stop Motion movies to demonstrate the life cycle of a butterfly, and how to use the ChatterPix app to show what they know about China and Egypt! Check out some pictures of us working with our buddies!

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Sphero’s and Area/Perimeter

We used the Sphero bots to create quadrilaterals and right triangles, then marked the vertices of these plane figures on the floor, before using our metric measurement skills to measure the sides. Once we had that data, we were able to calculate the perimeter and area of the shapes and enter the numbers on a shared google sheet. We noticed the difference in friction and speed by having the Sphero travel over carpeted surfaces and tiled surfaces too!

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Aquatic Safety at the YMCA

We had a great time yesterday! Check out some pictures here!

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Kindness <3

Today I was watching a group of “tough” fifth grade boys playing touch football out at recess. I happened to catch them in a moment of pure awesome. Check it out for yourselves, and have a great weekend!

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Invention Convention HCPS-TV video

Here is the link to the HCPS-TV video! 

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Invention Convention

What an amazing morning! We are so proud of all our students! Here are just a few photos of some of the creative inventions. When I get the video from HCPS-TV I will post it here, and email the link out to you all. Thank you for all you did at home to support the creative design process of all our innovative thinkers and problem solvers!

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Sound Pianos with Makey Makey Circuits

Today we practiced figuring out pitches and reviewed open and closed circuits using Scratch and a neat programmable circuit board called a Makey Makey! Ask your child how they used cups of water to figure out the correct notes from lowest to highest pitch. Some students even tried to play simple songs!

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We had a great Science Museum Field Trip!

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Compound Microscopes – searching for single-celled protists!

Lesson learned! Don’t drink the lake water!! Mason M brought in a sample of the water from our very own Echo Lake Park, and we found some tiny insects, saw LOTS of algae, as well as some euglena, and other single-celled protists! There’s a lot of life in one drop of lake water! While we took turns examining the slides and the pond water, other students got to explore the classroom with the digital Zoomy microscopes! Cool and gross all at once! Even Mrs. Yonce had to come in and check it out!

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