It was another fantastic week in the Piney Point STEAM lab!
Kinder worked cooperatively to make story maps for Jon Klassen’s I Want My Hat Back for the Bee Bots and then created algorithms to reenact the story.
1st grade made an incredible start on their Earth Day mural in the library. So far, 6 of our 8 classes have worked on it and it is really coming along! Thank you again to Ms. Belmarez for sketching the outline of our winning design. They also made their mini-milk carton Monarch documentaries and shared some of their Odes to Monarchs inspired by their Da Camera Greek Odes Music Encounter. A couple more 1st graders joined the ranks of Code.org graduates this week too!
The 2nd grade Green Hero recycling team make cuicas from reused materials – cans saved from a trip to the landfill thanks to Ms. Telfah and her hardworking staff in our cafeteria!
3rd grade started work on their Lost in Space interactive planetarium projects. They began writing programs to share their research on the planets from NatGeo Kids and NASA resources.
4th grade completed and showcased their Zoo projects. They researched an endangered animal of their choice using NatGeo Kids and the San Diego Zoo resources, then created a model from reused and repurposed materials and wrote a Scratch program to share their learning. They connected their projects to a Makey Makey for an exhibition at the end of the week. Several early finishers made a start on some of the Earth Day projects.
5th grade started work on their bookshelf projects. This is meant to be an ongoing project to collect their reading reflections, so it will develop with each trip to the library. They also started work on some of the Earth Day painting projects.
Da Camera was here for Music Encounters for 3rd and to bring the Butterfly Ballet experience to our remaining 1st grade Monarch Heroes! Our arts partners are the best!
Free Build Friday wrapped up our week with a celebration of the STEAM lab’s essential goals – active collaboration and effective communication in the service of design, making, and problem solving!