Thursday, December 22, 2016

Holiday Carolers

We had a surprise visit from Hartford High Schoolers today.  They came from the band and chorus and performed several carols for the 4th grade library class.  What a festive surprise!

A little holiday sweetness

How cute is this little guy with Rudolph on his shoulder?!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Paper Circuits

We have been learning about electricity in enrichment groups this month and today the 4th and 5th graders got to experiment​ with "paper circuits," electrical circuits made on paper using copper tape and tiny LEDs.   
I really wanted to give them two days to experiment with this project, but we lost a day to the weather last week and next week is vacation.  I'm going to have to work this in again later in the year because the kids loved it.
(I took a really cute picture of a student holding a finished card, but my phone didn't save it!! )

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Holiday Engineering

I challenged students to make Christmas trees with the Keva planks today.  Then I surprised them with buttons for decorations.  I love the different ways they came up with to meet the goal.