After learning about the Trojan Horse while studying ancient civilizations, Mrs. Peterson's 3rd graders had the opportunity to engineer their own version of a Trojan Horse! They used many different materials and shapes, but all of the creations had to have a hollow compartment, be able to stand by itself, and it had to look like a friendly object.
During Computer Science Education Week, December 8-14th, 2014, every student at Weaver Lake participated in one hour (or more) of coding. It was exciting to have our entire school participate, and students and staff had great things to say about the experience! We are excited about continuing to incorporate coding into our curriculum!
3rd graders customized their own burlap bookmarks by hand-sewing patterns and shapes into them. There was a lot of critical thinking and problem solving involved in this maker project, as this was many students' first time doing any hand-sewing. The bookmarks are colorful and personalized, and have been fun for students to use and share!
Ms. Fischer's 4th grade students do a lot of collaborating and working on the floor. But the floor is not always the most comfortable to sit on! So, the problem solvers in Ms. Fischer's class decided to design and sew cushions to make it possible to comfortably collaborate anywhere! They also used the Popplet Lite app to document and describe their maker process.