Jan 21

3rd Grade QUEST

The 3rd Grade QUEST students have been hard at work planning and preparing for their virtual trip across the United States.  So far, the students have had to learn how to document expenses, write checks, fill out the checking account register, rent a car, and determine their itinerary.  They started this process with a virtual budget of $9,000 with which they must cover all of their expenses for food, hotels, gas, car rental, entertainment, and as of yet unknown emergencies.  As they travel eastward, they will visit their pre-chosen points-of-interest and work to arrive at their destination before their time has expired, or all of their money has been used.  Check back for updates of our journey.

Nov 14

VAST conference

Differentiation Strategies VAST conference

2wheelcar-english

3rd grade 3.5 3.6 vocabulary (1)

4th grade weather game

Behavior and Physical Adaptations Jigsaw

Solar System RAFT

ThinkTacToe (3)

Tiered Lesson on 3 states of matter RAFT

Weather Tool Stations Tier 1

Rock Min TIC TAC TOE

SOLAR SYSTEM Moon DIFFERENTIATED STEM LESSON SOL4

Weather Tool Stations Tier 2

Nov 03

Amazing Marlins Successful Tournament

 

The 2013 Amazing Marlins Robotics Team competed with eleven other elementary teams in the First Lego League Competition on November 2, 2013 at Crittenden Middle School in Newport News.  As a second year team, we were hoping to improved upon our results from last year.  Our team goal was to do our best, work as a team, and have fun.   The team worked hard to prepare and that hard work paid off with a first place trophy in the Core Values division of the competition.

 

 

 

 

What are First Lego League Core Values?  We are a team. We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors. We know our coaches and mentors don’t have all the answers; we learn together. We honor the spirit of friendly competition. What we discover is more important than what we win. We share our experiences with others. We display Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition® in everything we do. We have FUN!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our team accomplished our goal at an exceptional level. Core Values is one of the most difficult areas to do well.  The best quote from one of our team members was “We came in as a team, and we will leave as a team.”

 

 

1456792_10200970242563560_756723591_n 1460028_10200970243563585_1658352388_n 1459121_10200970241523534_1923447467_n 1451614_10200964216292907_1514059082_n 1451543_10200970245283628_1930405045_n 1396026_10200964197332433_389241422_n 1422623_10200970247323679_1277667539_n 1424397_10200970239723489_807816793_n 1450921_10200964203732593_1329600895_n 1450980_10200964186772169_1224159239_n 1392009_10200970244603611_2043227953_n 1391884_10200970246203651_1996661852_n 1379527_10200964190012250_167283562_n 1378009_10200970245643637_433622689_n 996648_10200964192572314_317574734_n 941295_10200970238323454_1026269015_n 603102_10200970238283453_967339816_n 547763_10200970240963520_420444144_n1391813_10200964224453111_523768514_n - Copy 575732_10200964198452461_1957128525_n

logo

 

securedownload

 

Oct 30

Amazing Marlins Robotics Team

logoThe 2013-2014 Amazing Marlins Robotics team will be competing at the First Lego League Competition on Saturday, November 2 at Crittenden Middle School in Newport News, VA.  Our coaches are Liz Petry, Megan Farabaugh, Kari Maskelony, and Tayloe Brooks.  Our team captains are Erika Faith Crews, Aizaah George, and Emma Robinson.  Our team members include Cierra Turner, Alysha Johnson, Jamal Moser, Jimmy Wright, Alexis Rountree, Justin Holzhauer, and Kevin Harrell, Jr. Our team historian is Madison Grummere-Brown, and our alternates/apprentices are Sophie Marlin, Samari Stephens, and Thalia Bonte.  The Amazing Marlins team who is sponsored by a SPAWAR unit of the National Department of Defense has been hard at work for the last 6 weeks designing, building, and programming their Lego Mindstorms robots to accomplish the required FLL missions.  This year’s theme is Nature’s Fury and the robot missions are designed to investigate the affects of natural disasters on a community.  For example, their robot must move people, pets, and resources which are positioned all around the mission board to designated safe areas.  Additionally, the team was required to choose a natural disaster and create an innovative solution to help those in need in times of a disaster.  Our team created an Internet data base through which family members could log their location so that others could locate their missing friends and family. Finally, the team is evaluated on their ability to work together as team using Gracious Professionalism  throughout the event as part of FLL’s Core Values program

Older posts «

css.php