3rd grade has been explored balanced and unbalanced forces in science and innovation club! Students worked with partners to create a mini ping pong ball run with Legos. Then used force (pushes and pulls) to move their ping pong balls through. Next students had to work together to connect all of their mini runs. Today was testing day! Students worked with a partner to move a ping pong ball through the run! Students made predictions about the ball’s movement. They also made adjustments as a class to improve the run! It was aMAZing!
1 day ago, Miss Enslin
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Students shared their work on our Clevertouches. Each student predicted the path of the ping pong ball and had to predict any issues that might occur with our ping pong ball run
Happy Homecoming!! Go Bulldogs!!
1 day ago, Kendra Keehn
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Preschool’s first Guidance lesson with Ms. Brood. We learned about feelings and started our very own feelings books!
1 day ago, Kendra Keehn
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CAL YSF football players cheering on the Bulldogs tonight for Homecoming!!
2 days ago, Danielle Brood
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More pep rally pictures!
2 days ago, Mrs. Meyer
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CAL Elementary Students enjoyed a visit from the H-D-CAL High school students today for a pep rally!
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3 year old preschool!
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4th graders testing their specialized external features (aka beaks!) this morning!
2 days ago, Jill Craighton
Beak made for eating corn off the ground such as a pheasant.
Beak made for eating pine nuts such as a crossbill.
Beak made for foraging grass such as a goose.
Beak made for sipping/slurping nectar such as a hummingbird.
More beak testing in 4th grade today!
2 days ago, Miss Enslin
Beaks that eat corn
Beaks that eat grass
Beaks that eat pinecones
Beaks that drink nectar
More parachute pictures from 1st grade yesterday!
2 days ago, Brittany Disney
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1st grade enjoyed finishing up there parachutes in innovation club yesterday! There challenge was to build a parachute that will hold and egg and not break on cement. Hopefully will test these next week!
2 days ago, Brittany Disney
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Mrs. Meyer and Jace were supporting the Vikings today for Team Day!
3 days ago, Mrs. Meyer
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4 year old preschool has been learning about nursery rhymes as part of their reading curriculum. They are getting really good at saying the rhymes AND doing all of the motions!
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Kindergarten has been learning about trees and leaves in science so today they got to make leaf rubbings!
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Beak testing continued!
3 days ago, Jill Craighton
Beak made for eating berries off of a bush/tree
Beak made for eating fish such as a bald eagle
Beak made for eating sunflower seeds such as a Cardinal or blue jay
Beak made for filtering plants out of water such as a swan.
4th grade put a lot of research and time into designing a beak that worked well for a specific food source, and today they were able to start testing them. They were given a real example of their specific food source (or something very similar…) and had to figure out how successful their design was. They talked about what worked well and how and why they might make changes. Overall they had to determine if their design would help the bird survive! The rest of 4th grade will test tomorrow!
3 days ago, Jill Craighton
Beak made for eating sunflower seeds such as a Cardinal or blue jay
Beak and tongue made for eating insects out of a tree such as a woodpecker
Beak made for eating fish (hotdogs in water) such as a bald eagle
Beak made for eating mice (hotdogs wrapped in felt) such as a red tailed Hawk or owl
4th grade has been doing a cross curricular project in science, innovation club, reading, writing, and social studies! Students have done extensive research on external features specifically beaks of birds that eat very specific foods! Then students created sketches of a beak that they could build and use to try out on that food source! Students had to have dimensions, sketches from multiple angles, beak features, and birds that have this type of beak. Today was testing day for half of our students!
3 days ago, Miss Enslin
Beaks that eat mice
Beaks that eat fish
4th grade has been doing a cross curricular project in science, innovation club, reading, writing, and social studies! Students have done extensive research on external features specifically beaks of birds that eat very specific foods! Then students created sketches of a beak that they could build and use to try out on that food source! Students had to have dimensions, sketches from multiple angles, beak features, and birds that have this type of beak. Today was testing day for half of our students!
3 days ago, Miss Enslin
Beaks that peck through trees and eat insects
Beaks that eat sunflower seeds off of sunflower heads
Beaks that eat berries off of trees
Beaks that filter plants from water
Yesterday 4 year old preschool had their turn to use some garden goodies! They followed 3rd grade’s ‘algorithm’ for carrot cupcakes and stirred up their own batch using carrots from the school garden and eggs from the school’s chickens! This morning they got to taste test!
3 days ago, Jill Craighton
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Our Kindergarten friends have been so anxious to get the LEGOs out! Finally we did a STEM contest in Innovation Club. Students worked as a team to figure out how to build the tallest tower in 10 minutes!
3 days ago, Miss Enslin
Red table was our tower winner!
Orange Table working on their tower!
Yellow Table working on their tower!
2nd grade got to finish their free time in the CELL today that they earned as their PBIS reward! They were so creative with their time!
4 days ago, Miss Enslin
And so was glitter!
Googly eyes were very popular!
All sorts of materials were used!