WE DID  IT!  The 1/2 class worked together to build a bridge model that would connect the two buildings on our Pinewoods campus. From site visits to design drawing, from constructing buildings to building individual bridge sections, it was a true team effort.

The Prek is studying about dinosaurs, when they lived, what they ate and explored lava slime. This week the class is focusing on what a paleontologist does,
learn about fossils and have our own dinosaur dig site on the playground. The students have decided to change our dramatic play area into a Dinosaur Museum.

In the event of a natural disaster where it may be difficult to find a heat source that can warm food to safe levels, students in the 7/8 science class created their own flameless heaters. This will allow them to heat food safely utilizing chemicals found in their home.

Literature Circles, or Book Club, are small groups of 3-4 students who meet to discuss a piece of literature which they have chosen. Each member of the circle is assigned a role which helps guide the discussion. Literature Circles allows students to become critical thinkers as they read, share thoughts, ask questions, and respond to reading selections. The key to successful Literature Circles is COLLABORATION.

The 5/6 science students are having a blast completing their waves unit! Here, they are conducting a lab to learn about how sound waves interact with stimuli through the use of slinkies! 

For the 7-8 study of the American Civil War, students have been put into groups to create Civil War era newspapers, written from the perspective of that time period. Students are exploring current print publications as well as historical databases to start thinking about how to tell these antebellum stories, with a modern twist. 

If you were given a bag of 25 popsicle sticks and a bundle of 2 sets of 3 sticks and 4 sticks glued together, would you be able to construct a truss bridge? The first and second graders learned a lot about themselves this week while taking on this bridge building challenge, including how to handle frustration and persevere when the going got tough. In true Taylor fashion, they learned how much more satisfying the end result is when you are pushed and challenged along the way.

It was flip-flop day at the Sage Campus and students became the teachers! Here students are leading the way as they demonstrate Chemical Reactions by making ice cream! Educational and delicious!