During the 1st Nine Weeks we will be emphasizing concepts such as, growth mindset, design thinking, habits of mind and the 4C’s of 21st century learning, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Communication. Below is an overview of the projects we will be doing this nine weeks!
Kindergarten: Students will be completing nursery rhyme STEAM challenges! Our first challenge is to build an egg protector for Humpty Dumpty!
1st Grade: Students will be designing and building houses for the 3 Little Pigs. We hope to make a movie using our houses.
2nd Grade: Students will be creating pet rocks and designing playground equipment that can hold their pet rocks.
3rd Grade: At Economy, students will learn about simple machines and the kinetic artist, Rube Goldberg. Students will design and create their own “Rube Goldberg” machine. While students at State Street will design and create inventions with Little Bits, electronic building blocks that snap together.
4th Grade: Students will be learning about Forces and Motion through the Hotwheels Speedometry curriculum.
5th Grade: Students will be researching Native Americans and they will design and create models of Native American dwellings.
6th Grade: Students will be researching earthquakes and they will design and create a structure. They will test their structure to see if it could withstand an earthquake.