West School students participated in a BreakoutEDU about Healthy Choices. BreakoutEDU brings “escape room” strategies to the classroom. BreakoutEDU is a game that has students thinking critically, problem-solving, troubleshooting, and working collaboratively. Students worked in teams to complete a physical fitness challenge and then used their brains to unlock boxes.
The candy corn bandit visited South School 1st graders and led them on a scavenger hunt. The students participated in a BreakoutEDU to solve the clues. We practiced our growth mindset as we unlocked the boxes and discovered the final prize!
Friday morning is the perfect time to wake up your brain with Innovation Club. At our first meeting, the students participated in a $5 challenge. They had to create the tallest structure using a theoretical $5 budget. Each straw cost $0.50 and each inch of tape cost $0.10. Students had to keep track of their balance and stay in budget. This challenge incorporated real-world math skills, design thinking, and problem-solving.
Innovation Club at South School is a fun way to spend Monday mornings. At our first meeting, we created name tags. The challenge was to find a way to stick the name tag to yourself without using any adhesive. We had some creative inventions!
Our September Innovation Challenge is to build South School using LEGOS. Students studied pictures of the outside of South School and planned their designs with a partner. Then, they cane to the Innovation Station to build South School.