Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Cardboard Challenge

Third grade participated in the Cardboard Challenge.  They were given a budget to buy supplies to design and build whatever they wanted.  Check out our creative creations!



Thursday, May 12, 2016

Drops on A Penny

The graphs that we made are describing how much water can fit on either side of a penny (heads and tails). We made a Box and Whisker Plot, Bar Graph, Stem and Leaf Plot, and we then interpreted our data. This helped us practice choosing and then making the appropriate type of graph. First, we each did 10 trials on either side of the penny. Then, we put the data in order and interpreted the mean, median, mode, and IQR. Finally, we made all of our graphs and plots on butcher paper.

    - Gabe & Devontae





Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016

A Pulley for Rapunzel

Students were challenged to make a pulley for Rapunzel, so people would not have to climb her hair anymore.  They only had the following supplies for their design:


Then, they had to 10 minutes to come up with their plan


and 10 minutes to build.  Check out the creativity!





Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A Bridge for the Gingerbread Man

After reading the Gingerbread Man and discussing the Depth & Complexity of the story, students were challenged to build a bridge for the Gingerbread Man to cross.  Students were given one index card.  They had to design the bridge to hold the most gram stackers.  Our strongest bridge held 390 grams!








Monday, May 2, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Creating a Story & Graph

Hey guys! So, we were reviewing graphs and we actually got to make our own line graph and make up a story to go with it. This helped us realize how graphs show things over a spread of time. We used Create-a-Graph to accurately plot our data. I’m kinda grateful for the review, because I kept mixing up line graphs and line plots.  (;
-Jessie







Wednesday, April 27, 2016

4th and 5th Grade Passion Projects

Fourth graders shared their Passion Projects.  We had topics ranging from How to Become a Doctor to Deep Sea Creatures.






In 5th grade we learned about WWI, American Indian War, and Greek Mythology.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

3rd Grade Passion Projects

Our 3rd graders have finished presenting their Passion Projects.  Check out all the topics we learned about.






Wednesday, April 20, 2016

ISP (Independent Study Project) Showcase

Last night we had our ISP Showcase at Stony Point High School.  We got to share our Passion Projects with other students, teachers, and parents in the district.  It was awesome to see all the creative ideas and topics everyone was passionate about.





Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Education Go Get It Week

Last week we celebrated EGGI (Education Go Get It) week.  Can you guess what school Mrs.  Oehler went to?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Ghost Whisperer

Can you figure out how this crystal ball gives the correct symbol each time you click it?  Go here to give it a try.


Our Hypothesis was that the Ghost Whisperer  works because every time that we follow the instructions correctly, our answer is a multiple of nine.  Every multiple of 9 is always the same symbol except for 90 and 99 (90 and 99 are never an answer). Each time that you press the crystal ball, it is the symbol of 9’s multiples. As you can see, we have an elaborate answer to the question, How  Does Crystal Ball Work?




Friday, April 8, 2016

Dream Mini Golf Course

Fourth graders were challenged to use their geometry skills to create their "Dream Mini Golf Course."  They had to include 5 holes, 4 displays of parallel and perpendicular lines, 2 of each type of angle (acute, obtuse, right, straight, and reflex), and a variety of 2-D shapes.  Then they had to show the angles of the shots made in their course displaying 63, 97, 235 ,12, and 300 degree angles.  Check out these awesome courses!







Friday, April 1, 2016

Real World Data & Scatterplots


What’s up. Recently we made scatter plots about soccer players. First, we looked online and found our data. Next, we recorded our data in a google sheet. Finally, we created our scatter plot using the website Desmos.com.



Most of the players, no matter their height, do not make many goals.  There were 4 main shooters on the team.  I do not see any correlation between the height and the amount of goals made for each player.  - Jess  



I noticed the taller the player, the more they weigh.  There is a positive correlation.  - Aayan



I noticed that there is a positive correlation.  The more games each player attended, the more goals they made.   - Melody





Friday, March 11, 2016

Pi Day

We have had so much fun celebrating Pi Day in our math classes today.  We investigated Pi, solved Pi problems, shared our Pi Projects, and competed in a competition to see who could memorize the most digits of Pi.  Aayan was our winner!



Thursday, March 10, 2016

Mathoo

We are having so much fun reviewing math vocabulary playing "Mathoo."


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Greek God Yearbook

Fifth grade has been studying Greek Gods using Depth & Complexity icons to deepen their research.  They presented their findings by creating a Greek God Yearbook.  Check it out...



Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Measurement in Third

Third grade has been working hard on Measurement.  We have been learning customary and metric units.  Our class explored length by estimating the length of parts of our body and then measuring them in metric and customary units.





We also estimated and weighed objects around the class using different tools.