Today was Global Play Day. Students were invited to bring in games and toys, anything that did not have batteries or needed to be plugged in. Students could "play" anything they wanted. Plus, an art and a maker-station were added. We had 3-hour sessions, plus recess.
Students were asked only to do something different each session to allow everyone to get a chance to play with the most popular games. What was the most popular activity? Crawling through the mazes they made with the blankets Mrs. Huneycutt brought and LEGOs!
Today the Western Albemarle High School Robotics Club visited our class. They shared the robot they have been building since September. They will enter a competition with it tomorrow! After sharing their robot and answering questions about their experience students worked in groups and learned to use Ozobots and how to program another type of robot. Next week the Robotics Club will return and groups will rotate to try out the other robot station they didn't get to today.
Today WAHS drama classes came and performed modern versions of Aseop's Fables for Crozet's 2nd and 3rd graders. The skits were written by the WAHS students and were funny and entertaining. Most of the skits included some form of audience participation and several of the students form our class got to go on stage. Everyone enjoyed singing along to "Baby Shark" for one particular skit.
Today we came back to school after a couple of snow days. We took the opportunity of the snowy background to take our photos for our upcoming "If I Lived In a Snow Globe" writing projects. While we were there, we could not resist to have some snowy fun!
As part of our science unit on magnets, students went on a scavenger hunt around school to try to find magnetic and non-magnetic objects. Thanks to Simmon's mom for taking groups on the hunt on two separate days! (pictures added January 24)
Click here to see the anchor sheet we used.