Thursday, April 27, 2017

Ozobots - Mini Robots

Students had an opportunity to work with ozobots during Makers Monday in the Library as well as in rotations in Grade 5 classes with Ms. Buckles and in Ms. Carlson's 2nd Grade class as well.  Ozobots are little robots that use code to turn, spin, speed up and do other tricks. Miss Hintz's favorite trick is "The Tornado".  Ask your students about them.


Friday, April 21, 2017

STEAMFest & Art Show 2017

STEAM Fest and ART SHOW at Gattis on April 20th, 2017

Many of our students and families participated in our second annual STEAM Festival! Students choose from the STEAM topics to demonstrate interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math by integrating these subjects to produce a project. In addition we had an ARTOME Art show where all students had one piece of artwork on display and available for sale mounted and framed. Check out some of the highlights of the evening below. Many can be found on twitter with #GattisSTEAM17



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

STEAM Defined by Grade 1

Miss Drews' Class created an Advertisement to explain STEAM Fest!


Thursday, April 13, 2017

2nd Grade STEM Activity

Second Grade classes had a morning of doing STEM activities on Early Release day in April. They read a story about a lonely boy who wanted to make a playground for a roly poly and then found a rock in the shape of a sphere to play with his paper plate maze. Classes also used a multimedia presentation tool to give ideas and then students created their own Marble Maze.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

3rd Grade MakerSpace Morning

3rd Grade taken over by MakerSpace activities! 6 classrooms all took part, with 3 different activities to choose from. Thanks Mrs. Lucas and Mrs. Nilson for the fun and engaging activities. Problem solving and team work are always great ways to learn!

Build a platform from paper. Which geometric shape provides the best support for bearing weight?
Design a bucket tower from straws. How can you design and build a load bearing tower that includes a suspended container?
Bubble Magic & Wand creating. After experimenting with bubbles, design and use materials to make a bubble wand that creates the best bubbles.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Kinder Research

Sanford and DelReal’s Kinder students doing research in the computer lab. Using our RRISD Library Resources Kinder students have a chance to research animals with a partner. Sites students use to research include http://techhintz.blogspot.com/2016/05/animal-research-websites.html

   

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Google Drawing in Grade 3

Miss Hintz worked with Mrs. Tilger's class to create Google Drawings on Planets. We used http://Pics4learning.com for copywrite free images. Students shared their drawing and are already plotting their next creations.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

MLK Day Activites


Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- Online
Here are some online resources on Martin Luther King Jr. 

History of the holiday, Biography, timeline, quotes and more on
Factmonster.com

DID YOU KNOWhttp://www.holidays.net/mlk/  Has some great “Did
you Know” facts.

Link to the Video of I have a dream speech. There is a commercial at the
beginning, so let that run and cue it up for your students. Or sign up for
the free membership of teachertube, and you can skip the ad. The video is
11+ minutes long. There is a commentary at the end.

TEXThttp://www.mlkonline.net/  The text for the “I have a Dream”
Speech. Including some discussion questions for students. Some great
photos including his birth home.

JIGSAW PUZZLE: http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/martin-luther-king-jr-day/jigsaw-puzzles/portrait.html  Can select Easy, Medium or Hard. Great practice of mousing skills for younger students.