Congratulations to our 5th grade 24 Tournament Math Challenge participants and finalists! After some spirited competition, requiring contestants to determine equations where random numbers calculate to 24, four students emerged as the squad to represent Hershey in the regional tournament later in spring. Congratulations to all the participants and finalists!
First grade students in Miss Slatt’s class recently built a structure that could withstand the Huff and Puff of a wolf! Students read a version of the classic tale, Three Little Pigs, and were challenged to build a prototype of a shelter that could stand up against the force of a blow dryer. The constraints included using only straws, connectors, and Playdough. Students found that a firm, sturdy foundation was key in meeting the challenge. They also learned that good designs often need to be tested and improved upon.
Hershey Elementary students participated in a week of fun to celebrate "Read Across America" and Dr. Seuss. Students collected food during the "Green Eggs and Ham" food drive to donate to the local food bank. You could also see students reading each day and night to add to the school's total minutes for a reading incentive. Each day was celebrated with a special dress theme were students dressed in silly socks, character costumes, and wacky hats. It was a week of fun and excitement for all!
Students in room 21 worked for a week on a narrative writing piece related to being in a snow globe. Students added suspense, details, problem and solution to enrich their writing. They then got a chance to showcase and take ownership of their writing by recording themselves during a green screen application.