Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Cupid's Challenge!

6th grade students designed bows and arrows in honor of Cupid for Valentine's Day. The students worked collaboratively in order to design and construct a traditional or a cross bow. 

A competition was held in order for the students to test their design and accuracy.  The winners took home a #1 GREEN Charter arrow.

2nd graders are Structural Engineers and Designing a New Washington Monument

Second grade implemented a STEM lesson in honor of President's Day.  Students worked collaboratively in order to create the tallest free-standing tower out of just 5 pieces of paper and 12 inches of tape.  The tower would need to hold up George Washington (a quarter)!  Teams worked to together utilizing the engineering design process in order to develop a plan for their tower and then to test it.

Three teams managed to get George on his pillar and the winning team had their tower standing at 15 inches tall!

Giggles and Gardening A Green Steps Project

In 2002, Bonnie Plants started the 3rd Grade Cabbage Program with a mission to inspire a love of vegetable gardening in young people. Each year, they distribute more than one million free cabbage plants to 3rd Grade classrooms across the country*. As part of the program, Bonnie Plants awards a $1,000 scholarship to one student in each state. 

Students will plant, nurture and measure the growth of their cabbage plants during the Spring. Thank you to Bonnie Plants for getting our 3rd graders excited to garden!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Scapel Please!

GREEN Charter 7th graders dissected frogs today in order to observe organ systems of a vertebrate. The students identified the muscular, digestive, respiratory, excretory, reproductive and skeletal system of the frog. 

What a great experience for our 7th graders!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Creative Kids Collaborating with Google Comments!

6th grade students are learning how to collaborate utilizing the sharing and comment tools provided by Google. The Animal Classification assignment consists of identifying taxonomy, phyla and behaviors of animals. The students will present their research in a Google Slide Presentation that they created collaboratively using the share and comment tools provided by Google.

Sharing and commenting provide students with opportunities to receive immediate feedback on their assignment from teachers and peers. The integrated reference tools provide students with convenient writing support right on the page. The built in research tool expands opportunities for students to engage in real world writing and streamlines the process of creating and collaborating with their peers.