Students and staff of Amherst County Public Schools. Students and staff of Amherst County Public Schools. Students and staff of Amherst County Public Schools.

Black History STEAM Style

George Washington Carver was born into slavery and went on to become a botanist and one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of his time as well as a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute.

He discovered over 100 products using one major crop — the peanut — including dyes, plastics and gasoline.

 

Code A Story

Students in grades K-2 are really enjoing showing off their coding skills.  Below first graders are using the Code and Go Mouse to review the story sequence to the story, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover. 

 

Coding skills, at their very core, are merely steps or a sequence to something.  This can be integrated into any subject.  Ask your ITRT to show you how you can integrate coding into your curriculum!

Flipgrid Friday

Gail Moore used a really cool instructional tool tool to help a teacher find out what her students knew about the water cycle.  Check with one of your ITRTs to see how this tool can be used in your classroom.  In the meantime, find out more about Flipgrid here.

 

Happy Friday!

AMS Orientation Video

The high school's TVMP2 studentswere at AMS yesterday for several hours in the morning and canvased the school to create a video for rising 6th graders. Although the video is not quite done, check out this sample that was designed to showcase the movement of car and bus riders at school dismissal time. Parts of this will be in the final video that our TVMP2 class students are creating.   They are doing great things!
 
 

Happy Presidents' Day

This is a resource that was posted on the Google+ Community site today.  Since today is a holiday, we are posting it here as well.  Can your students solve the Presidents' Day Visual Math Challenge?  To get to the challenge, click on the image below.  Then go to File->Make A Copy to have your own that you can upload to your Google Classroom.

 

 

Of Mice and Mazes

After discovering that civil engineers design roads, First graders reviewed the engineering design process.  They then built "roads" or mazes from plastic links and coded robotic mice to go through the maze.

 

 

 

 

 

Preschool STEAM

On Thursday, February 15, the preschoolers at MHES had a blast creating hippo sandwiches.  They started off reading Shel Silverstein's poem, Recipe for A Hippo Sandwich, together. Then They did a scavenger hunt around the room looking for 5 items that would fit on a slice of break.  

 

Happy Friday!

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