In science class the 5/6 students are in the design phase of the ultimate solar system amusement park. Each of the rides are based on actual attributes of the planets and the distances between the scaled dimensions of our solar system.

The 1/2 had an incredible week learning about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.and the civil rights movement. They listened to portions of his "I Have a Dream" speech, read a number of biographies, including one written by his sister. Here are some photos of the students working in their classroom and sharing their learning with their classmates.

The kindergarten students created love monster pets for their favorite stuffed animals.

The 1/2 artists drew a scene of the older and younger penguin and then painted what it felt like to be in the presence of their caregiver. 

The 5/6 and 7/8 students are tasked with building a paper airplane that flies as far as possible! Working in small teams, the kids explore aerodynamics, the forces of flight, competition and the fun of paper airplanes.

The kindergarten learned about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and spent time talking about kindness and acceptance and what those words really mean. The class read a wonderful book called, Strickly No Elephants and  compared the message in that book to the message of Dr. King. The children understood how hurtful it is to feel left out, like the elephant in our story. In the photos the children drew pictures of what love, kindness and acceptance means to each of them. 

In art, the 3/4 class took a closer look at the contributions of Woody Crumbo, a member of the Creek-Potawatomi nations who was a painter, printmaker, ceremonial dancer, and musician dedicated to bringing traditional culture and ideas to the mainstream pubilc. The artwork featured here was created by a fourth grade student who did an exceptional job in capturing the spirit of the dancing deer. 

The 3/4 class has been studying the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. focusing on the concepts of tolerance,  acceptance, and equality. They each wrote "I Have a Dream" poems in celebration and remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The students will be sharing their work with family and friends in a special Google Meet to honor Martin Luther King Jr..