1st Grade

1st Grade

Friday, March 18, 2016

STEAM Giraffe challenge

Three rules, 10 pipe cleaners, one bonus challenge and 26 first graders! What do you get? Some awesome giraffes engineered by six and seven year olds. Enjoy!

Mackenzie- I really liked it because we got ours to stand up.
Aabha- I really liked the giraffe building because we got to work together and I got an experience.
Justin- Me and Colin worked together and my friends kept asking "what's your secret" and we said we just tried. Me and Colin did two giraffes and one had ossicones and one didn't.
Erik- I liked it because my second giraffe worked but the first one didn't.
Zachary- I didn't like it because we tried 100 times but the giraffe wouldn't stay up.
Mahit- I didn't like our giraffe because it was very small.
Braden- My one thing I didn't like is it took a lot of time to think about it but what I did like is that it started to stand up when we we thought about it a little more.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Math Challenge on Addition and Subtraction

What a great example of applying addition and subtraction to a real life even! Great Job Justin!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Old Sacramento Field Trip

Aabha: I thought it was really cool to go there again and there was more stuff to do there! I really liked the trains that were connected. They were really cool!
Rafaele: I really liked the museum of trains. My favorite part was riding the train.
Zachary: I liked the train museum. It was amazing and I really liked the train too!
Erik: I liked the trains in the museum!
Nevaeh: I liked when we were eating lunch and going to the old school.
Mahit: I liked Old Sacramento and my favorite part was going on the playground.
Timothy: My Favorite part was when we ate lunch and when we got to be in the train.
Sydnee: I liked when we saw the old school house. I also liked the train museum and all the trains.
Abbi: I liked going to the old school because we got to do reading with the old books. And we got to experience how it was in the old days.
Yaretzi: I liked when we went into the train and the old school house.
Mackenzie: I liked the train ride because I saw waterfowls.
Justin: I liked when we went to the old school house because we got to see how it looked in the old days. The train museum was awesome because you got to go in them and experience what they looked like. I really liked the circuits.
Izaac V: I liked when we were on the train and when we were eating lunch. And I liked going to the train museum and playing with the circuits.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

First Great STEAM Boat Challenge

A few weeks ago we took on the challenge of designing and creating boats. The only directions we had were to make it sail from Europe to New York Harbor and it had to hold weight. All of us had the same bag of materials, but we each decided what materials we wanted to use. Here is a video of our fun process and a video of one boat completing the challenge! We hope you enjoy it!