On November 16, the LES 4th Grade Spell Bowl Team competed in the Area Spell Bowl Competition at North Daviess. The team finished in 2nd Place. Team members include: Jocelyn Sims, Lilly Lottes, Libby Swartzentruber, Brynn Lengacher, Alaina Diamond, Carter Walton, Noah Hager, Clayton Miller, and Reed Brittain. The team is coached by Mrs. Jill Toy.
Hour of Code
During the week of December 3-7, LES students participated in Hour of Code. Hour of Code was developed to provide a designated for students to learn computer science skills and increase interest in the field of computer science. Below are some pictures of students working on coding.
Project Lead The Way
This year, we have implemented a new curriculum in grades K-4 called Project Lead The Way Launch. This curriculum provides our students opportunities to collaborate with their peers to solve real-world problems. The curriculum challenges students to adopt a design thinking mindset.
In Kindergarten, students have been learning about pushes and pulls. They are in the process of designing and testing their models to determine if they can move rocks up a hill or ramp and determine what type of force they had to use.
In first grade, students were exploring light and sound. Students had to create a way to communicate across a distance using information they discovered about light and sound.
In second grade, students were exploring properties of matter. This includes states of matter, changes in matter, and physical properties associated with types of matter (color and texture). Students also learned about inventors, designers, and how engineers start with a problem. The students even did an experiment using different materials to see which ones were the best heat conductors or insulators.
In third grade, our students learned about balanced and unbalanced forces through the idea of flight and the use of gliders. At the end of the project, our students designed their own glider and measured the length of its launch attempts.
The 4th grade students learned how to use the engineering design process to help find solutions to a problem. Students were given a problem and had to find a way to solve it using the design process.
3rd Grade Reader's Theater
Created with images by ivan kmit - "snowman"