4th graders are coming to CLIC this week and next week working collaboratively in groups to come up with innovative ideas of how alternative energy sources could benefit Proctor School. We began this project by first creating models of Proctor School based on aerial view photographs. We learned how to make cardboard models of buildings using a scoring and folding building technique. It was amazing to see the students map out and build the buildings. They then went on to create the surrounding landscape to show area mountains, rivers, and other features that would influence the energy source they chose. Students are now beginning to build spinning wind turbines , solar panels, geothermal piping, and hydro generators. I enjoy seeing the children decide what new materials and building techniques they will use to create impressive models.
There are big changes happening in CLIC before and after school clubs. I have decided to change things up for many reasons. Students are changing their band, sports, and after school commitments so I am going to be offering 5 week block classes. Another big change is I will be having parents sign up online.
In February, CLIC will be offering the following 5 classes:
Tuesdays at 8 am- STEAM Pinball Machine Design Class
Tuesdays at 3pm- Proctor Pollinators Project
Wednesdays, 8 am- Chess Club
Thursdays at 8 am- Writers and Artists Workshop
Thursdays at 3pm- Landscape Painting Class
You can see full class descriptions and days we will meet on the Class Sign Up Page.
6th Grade Social Studies Project based Learning