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These sweet kiddos set up a lemonade & cookie stand in their neighborhood and donated their $82.00 to our MakerSpace! They will get to decide what should be purchased for the MakerSpace when we get back to school in August.
How lucky am I to spend my school days with such great kids!
Mission: Using the supplies provided, build a contraption to help the Little Red Hen carry flour. Supplies: TinkerToys, Yarn, Bucket, 5 lb Bag of Flour Focus: Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Fun
For the past couple of years, my 4th graders have started the year with a catapult inquiry project. Each time we work through this unit, I learn something new to improve my students learning. This year we focused more on planning our ideas and building prototypes (they really just want to go in the MakerSpace and begin making) but we really talked about the benefit of planning. Using the Launch Cycle Design Model, we are working through the steps to help us build a successful catapult. We looked at the plans for our newest school addition to reinforce why the planning process is so important and the details that are required for a successful project.
The planning and design process was taken very seriously!
Working in the MakerSpace during the planning process to see what materials are available for their builds.
A prototype and the plan!
This year I am being a stickler about requiring the kids to build from their plan and not veer off course. Some tweaks may be necessary but they nee…