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Water Towers

posted Mar 26, 2018, 6:32 AM by Lee Ann Gelinne

Today in class we learned a little more about how water 
moves from a water tower to the taps in our homes. 
The students then had a turn to create their own water
 towers!



Makerspace creations

posted Mar 14, 2018, 6:08 AM by Lee Ann Gelinne


We gave our kiddos task cards with 
a scenario on them. They had an 
abundance of materials to choose 
from to create something to complete it.



Felicia the Art Robot

posted Mar 9, 2018, 7:19 AM by Lee Ann Gelinne

What can three smart young women make with an 
empty soda can, a motor and some scraps?
Felicia the Art Robot, of course! Watch the video 


Holly's Favorite Color

posted Feb 9, 2018, 6:48 AM by Lee Ann Gelinne

When Holly visits, we want to know all about her, including her favorite color! 

Mr. Ed has no idea what it was so we decided to do a little research and try out

 own experiment. Many people often say dogs are colorblind, however our research

 told us that they are not. They see more than just black, white, and gray. However,

 the color range they perceive is limited compared to the spectrum we see. The 

canine color field consists mostly of yellows, blues, and violets. We decided to put

out a few different colored pieces of paper with Holly’s favorite Turkey Jerky treats. 

Holly walked across the room, stopped to check it out and went to the blue piece of

 paper BOTH times we tried it! We think Holly’s favorite color is blue! Stay tuned for 

our third trial in a few weeks!

Check out pictures from our second trial of our experiment!  



Entrepreneurs Rock!

posted Feb 7, 2018, 11:09 AM by Lee Ann Gelinne



A group of amazing local entrepreneurs visited UNC 
Hospital School yesterday. They each shared their 
impressive professional journeys and how collaboration
 is a key to their success. The students LOVED the 
workshop and asked tons of insightful questions.
 Thanks so much  to Tom Snyder of RIoT http://www.ncriot.org/
Tom Simon of  Zookies Cookies, Jess Ekstrom 
of Headbands of Hope, Leslie Woods of Raleigh Raw,
 Wes Johnson of Lawson Hammock and Max Leisten 
of Protopia .

Illustrated Idioms

posted Jan 16, 2018, 6:37 AM by Lee Ann Gelinne

After reading The Five-Dog Night by Eileen Christelow, 
the kids learned about idioms and then chose one to illustrate. 




Hour of Code

posted Dec 12, 2017, 8:16 AM by Lee Ann Gelinne   [ updated Dec 12, 2017, 8:24 AM ]

Students and teachers participated in Hour of Code 
last week and the fun continues this week!
            


Wind powered Lego creations

posted Nov 17, 2017, 6:05 AM by Lee Ann Gelinne

Our elementary students and their teachers Mrs. Resaul and 
Mrs. Richmond, built Lego "machines" that could be moved 
by wind power. They hit a home run with these creations!


Pipelines - Kid's Edition

posted Oct 26, 2017, 9:36 AM by Lee Ann Gelinne   [ updated Oct 26, 2017, 9:54 AM ]

After the teachers experimented with pipelines and water and gravity 
and towels, the kids had a turn. Watch the slideshow to see some 
awesome creations!


Water Pipelines

posted Oct 11, 2017, 8:21 AM by Lee Ann Gelinne

Teachers explore a new Makerspace activity during 
an afternoon Professional Development session.
We were given a cup, bowl, tape, straws, and popsicle 
sticks and instructed to use the materials to move water
 from the bowl to the cup without touching either. 
Ms Richmond and Ms. Resaul transported the 
greatest amount of water but all were successful in 
one way or another. Most importantly, we all learned
something new AND had FUN!


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