First graders were reading about maps, so in STEAM they planned and designed a map of an imaginary community. First, we brainstormed places in a town and made a concept map. Next, students made a map on the Interactive Whiteboard. Then, they made a model of their town. Each group made a different building for our town. A big thank you goes out to Colteryahn Dairy who donated empty cartons for the buildings. Students programmed the BeeBots to go from one place in the town to another. They also learned about circuits and made “Squishy Circuits” with play dough, a battery pack and a light bulb. They put their “Squishy Circuits” in the buildings to light them up! See our learning in action in this video:
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In 1st grade Reading students read different versions the folktale, The Three Little Pigs. In the STEAM Lab with Miss Conroy, students at Economy and State Street created houses for the 3 Little pigs out of drinking straws, craft sticks and Legos and cubes. Students worked as a team and followed the Engineering and Design process. They documented their progress in their Engineering & Design Notebooks. Students read a Reader’s Theater script of The Three Little Pigs to help build their reading fluency and acted out the play through a puppet show. Each class filmed 2 videos on an iPad using green screen technology. Below you will find their final products. We hope you enjoy them!
Ms. Bennis’s Class
Mrs. Clinger’s Class
Mrs. Kovach’s Class
Mrs. Malinch’s Class