SeToday was a wonderful day! We began with our Bridges unit. Students shared their homework information at their tables. We defined bridges and shared ones we knew, classifying them on a Tree Map as famous, NC, and Pitt County. We viewed photos of several different bridges and compared and contrasted similarities and differences. I was impressed with the connections students made to topics studied earlier in the STRIDE year. Next students worked together to read more about five basic types of bridges and identify new key details. Finally, we ended with students analyzing bridge photos and classifying them by their characteristics.
Next we completed our science unit on Construction Concepts. For our unit culmination, students worked in groups to construct the tallest tower they could with the fewest number of straws. There were some very creative ideas! Soon students will be applying all of their knowledge about forces and construction to design and build bridges in companies.
And then...it was time to celebrate! Students ate lunch, read valentines and letters from Grandma Stamps, delivered valentines, opened valentines, ate lots of goodies, played games, AND went outside. I think they enjoyed their Marble Jar Valentine's Party. Thanks for everything you sent in, and thanks so much for all my Valentine's Day treats too!
For homework, students will:
1. View an Introduction to Architecture Google slide show, completing a Circle Map and answer two questions. The directions and slide show are in the Google Classroom.
2. Write a letter to Grandma Stamps.
See below for a few photos from today!