2013-2014 5th Grade Items:
Rube Goldberg PCS Bricklab Build
Check out our latest bricklab build video.
Third Graders have been learning about Simple Machines (pulleys, ramps, levers, wheels/axles, screw). For Tech Night, they build simple machines that were used to move a marble from one location to another. Awesome!!
Incorporating Math, Engineering, and Social Studies, our Fourth Graders planned, measured, and built a replica of our Great Seal of Idaho.
(Notice the picture of the Seal up above the build....Great job!)
With our First Grade Buddies, we created "Quilt Blocks" using bricks to demonstrate repeating patterning. Then, we replicated our creations on a 2-d format.
(The numbered signs represent the student number.)
Discovery City ~ Brick Lab
(3rd & 4th Grades)
Third and Fourth Graders teamed up to build Discovery City. The construction incorporated both grade level Social Studies curriculum elements (Communities and Idaho Symbols).
|Discovery National Park and Gold Mine|
|State flower: Syringa and State Tree: Western White Pine|
|Communities Change Over Time: Horse and Wagon/City Bus|
|Red Robin and Pizza Hut|
|Pet-o-Rama and Walmart connected to our city park|
|The Capitol Building (oops...misspelled on the tag)|
|Discovery Hospital and Fire Truck|
|(So we can protect our natural resources...I guess)|
|Mr. Rich must have stock in our Gold Mine!!|
Symbols of Idaho
Students were allowed to choose which Idaho symbol they wanted to build. Then after constructing it, they wrote a brief synopsis of their structure. Below are the results.
Student builds reflect:
Western White Pine, Mountain Blue Bird, Syringa, Monarch Butterfly,
and a Cornicopia filled with food.
Reading Buddies/BrickLab Buddies
On Friday, Sept. 16, we had the opportunity to meet our 1st Grade buddies. We will be working with our buddies throughout the year with projects that will be incorporating: reading, math, bricklab, social skills, and more.
For our first meeting, Mrs. Slocum read Where The Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak. Then, in pairs, students brainstormed and created their Wild Thing. This activity was a great was to get to know our buddies, share ideas, and encourage creativity while engineering a solid structure.