Celebrating May the Fourth Be With You!

This week we’ve explored the pop culture phenomenon-Star Wars! The kids talked about favorite characters, wars, species of life on planets. It was fascinating! Then some made lightsabers and others made sensory/calming jars.

Accelerated Placement Act

Accelerated Placement Act
— Read on www.iagcgifted.org/IL-Acceleration-Act

What does this mean for your child?  How will we ensure that gifted children’s needs are met under this new Act?  Please leave your comments!

Boomerangs

After a discussion on aerodynamics and circular motion, the Sprout kids made origami boomerangs!  Really hard work and so worth the end result.

The project was so hands on we didn’t grab our cameras to take pictures!  Thank you to Red Ted Art for your awesome step by step directions.

If you tried some interesting paper fliers please share with us in the comments.

 

We were able to grab our cameras today!  St. Matthias Sprout & Roycemore Sprout persevered with this complex origami fold.  Lots of fun!!!

 

Simple Machines

With Halloween on everybody’s mind, we took a look at simple machines and then used our knowledge of simple machines to figure out how we could trap and capture some of our favorite Halloween creatures: spiders and ghosts!  Take a look at these great STEM creations.