Whether the Laureate Park Elementary Longhorns are at school or at home, they have all been very busy learning this year. In math, our first graders are learning to add three numbers in a word problem. They applied this new concept by working collaboratively, with each member of the group having a different and important job to help solve the problem. Our second-grade Longhorns are learning about arrays and created an entire city of arrays in a creative way to help them understand the math behind the concept.
In science, our fourth graders are working on their Earth in Space and Time unit. Using a science textbook as well as resources from NASA’s website, they created Powerpoint presentations about the solar system. After their presentations are complete, they will create a 10-question Kahoot quiz using their research.
In art, students are learning about perspective and drawing and painting snowmen using the perspective of a worm’s eye view and comparing that to a bird’s eye view or aerial view.
In Ms. Williams’ fifth grade class, the students are working on a “be the light” challenge in which they are doing things to spread kindness and joy amidst all the craziness in the world right now. Examples include: working with Tavistock to plant trees in the community, sidewalk chalk art, painting rocks with hopeful messages and spreading them around the neighborhood.