October 24

Access to Cobb County’s Wifi

Greetings Parents!

Please choose Option 1 for your child’s access to Office 365 so that they can access Cobb County’s new wifi, COSIGNO. Access to the internet will be needed as we begin to work with robots such as Dash and Dot, Sphero, Ozobots, and coding gaming systems such as Osmo. Please watch the video for parental consent instructions or copy and paste the link below:




October 24

Robotic Mice, Cheese, and Coding!

This week, I decided to implement the 4C’S (critical thinking skills, creativity, collaboration, and communication) as students were challenged to complete a challenging maze by coding a robotic mouse to get to its special treat, cheese. The mazes were intricate and students quickly found out how difficult it was to apply critical thinking skills and creativity without collaboration and communication with their peers. Successful groups all had one thing in common, working together with minimal arguments get the job done!

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October 15

This week was a fun-filled week as 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students built catapults to learn how a simple machine like a lever can make work easier and also to understand the difference between potential energy and kinetic energy while operating the catapults.  Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students were jamming to a groovy beat while learning about gravity. The students also made paper flyers to prove how gravity is responsible for holding everything down and we went outside to have a paper flyer contest to see who can defy gravity the longest and land the farthest distance by flying their paper flyer.

Lesson Objective: 

K-2 Students will build paper flyers and observe and communicate effects of gravity on objects and recognize that some things, such as airplanes and birds, are in the sky, but return to earth.

3-5 Students will build and operate catapults to identify sources of energy such as potential energy and kinetic energy and how the energy is used. Students will also identify how a lever, a simple machine, is used as a basic mechanical device for applying a force and making work easier by operating the catapult.

Our first coding and robotics club is also off to great start as students are using critical thinking skills and reasoning to complete coding tasks. Check out the pics and videos below. 


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October 7

Foamy Fun & Animal Classification

We had so much fun this week! Students in grades 3-5 worked with chemicals (permanent dye) to experience chemical changes versus physical changes. We used tools such as a wooden skewer, barbecue brush and scrapers to manipulate shaving cream and dye into a beautiful designs.

Science behind dyes: The dyes are fiber-reactive, which means a chemical reaction takes place between the dye and fabric molecules. The dye bonds with the cotton and becomes part of the fabric. That is why the dyes are so permant and vibrant even after several washing.

K-2 students engineered their own butterflies using baby wipes, markers, rubber bands, pipe cleaners, wiggle eyes, and clothespins. Then as scientists do, students classified the butterflies into groups based on their physical features.


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