Students in Mrs. Cin’s second grade class recently explored several engineering tasks. Students worked in teams to create a “wall run” with cardboard tubes to transport an object down the hallway. Constraints of the design included the requirements of moving a puff ball or bell a distance of 2 feet or more from the start and designing at least 2 turns in the wall mounted runway. Teams found that it was necessary to test their design along the way and re-build as necessary. Successful runs were greeted with squeals of delight. The second task required students to build a catapult from craft sticks and rubber bands. Students then worked on projecting puff balls for distance and accuracy. A favorite challenge was projecting the puff over top of Mrs. Cin!
With winter upon us, nothing helps boost your immune system to fight off sickness like citrus does! On February 15, 2017, our elementary school students got the opportunity to sample five different types of citrus fruits. Students tried, Honey Tangerines, Minneola Tangelos, Pink Grape Fruit, Ugli Fruit, and Blood Oranges. Students couldn’t get enough of the sweet, sour, and bitter tasting fruits. Many of our students even asking for seconds! Some of the favorites included the bold tasting Blood Oranges and the sweet Honey Tangerines! Chef Bill educated students on the benefits of citrus fruits and gave a description of each fruit. Students were amazed at how nature could produce such colorful fruits! A special thank you to the food service staff for helping cut and package the fruits and to the PTO for distributing the samples. We appreciate all your help!
Students in second grade celebrated the 100th day of school by using their creativity to make shirts with 100 items.
Have you ever wondered what you'll look like in 100 years? Our 4th graders (and teachers) showed us today. Happy 100th day of school!
We are building a community of readers at Hershey Elementary School. Students were excited for the opportunity to "cash in" on a reward that they had earned during the month of January. Students in the elementary school visited classrooms in the Early Childhood Center and shared stories and their love of reading with younger students.
Third Grade students have been working on a narrative writing piece that includes all the main components of a well written story such as, entertaining beginning, suspense, details, problem, solution and an extended ending. The stories all took place inside of a snow globe, and students were excited to be able to use a green screen to place themselves inside a snow globe while reading their writing.