Vocabulary Roll Call!

If you still have power and are able to do this assignment, please feel free to get a head start on this project as you patiently recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.  I can’t wait to see you guys on Monday!


 Assignment Details:

      1. With the help from an adult, pick a new vocabulary word from the dictionary.
      2. Read the definition and make sure you understand its meaning.
      3. Go to this link: Padlet
      4. Click anywhere on the page to share the definition IN YOUR OWN WORDS, use it in a sentence, and include an art piece.  The art portion can be a drawn picture, you dressed up as the word, a video, or even a song.  This is where you get to be creative!
      5. Comment on another student’s project and tell them they did a great job!

I included an example for you.

Due: Friday, September 22, 2017

Made with Padlet

STEM Friday: Paper Chain

This week’s challenge was not just to test the students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills, but to see how well they could work together in a group sharing different ideas.  Each student had a different idea of what a chain was or could be.  Their job was to express those ideas, listen to one another, and find the best possible way to complete the task.

This Week’s Challenge

Use the materials provided to created the longest chain you can.

Materials (per group)

  1. (1) piece of paper
  2. scissors
  3. tape


  1. Students will be in groups of three.
  2. They may cut the paper however they like and use tape.

It was amazing watching the different ideas everyone had.  Purple group cut strips to make interlocking circles.  Pink group cut triangle pieces and taped them together (how creative!).  Green group started out by cutting actual circles from their paper and taping the circles together.  It was so cute watching their effort before they realized what everyone else was doing.  The rest of the groups cut and taped strips together.

Blue group had the longest chain, measuring a whopping 21 ft and 4 in.  Everyone was amazed and thought they were given two pieces of paper.  This led to a great discussion about perception and teamwork.


Great teamwork, friends!