Today the students at Lithia Springs experienced a taste of Mexico! Students part of the Culinary Club followed a recipe to make fresh salsa. Fresh salsas are normally made with tomatoes, tomatillos, avocados, fresh green chiles, spices and lime juice. Salsa can also be made to either be mild or spicy. When the students were finished making their salsa, they paired the dish with chips and ate the freshly made snack!
Today the students were challenged to think like engineers with this Valentine’s Day activity. The students were given various materials such as paper, popsicle sticks, straws, etc. Using these materials, the students were tasked to design and create a working bow and arrow!
The students of the Community Club had the opportunity to listen to guest speaker Stephen Shiveley, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service. Stephen gave a presentation about his job in meteorology and allowed the students to ask questions. He also brought in a weather balloon used by the National Weather Services for the students to look at. The balloon is launched twice a day around the world to collect measurements on temperature, moisture, and winds!
Today the students at Kingswood Elementary engaged in a STEM activity. They were presented with the task to build a treasure chest to hold several goodies. The students built their treasure chests out of construction paper and tape. After the students built their treasure chests, they poured the goodies in to see if their chest design could hold it!
Today the students at Lithia Springs created a craft to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day. MLK was a civil rights activist who peacefully protested against racial segregation and inequality. The students created a paper podium with a cutout of MLK attached to it. The goal was to recreate the podium MLK gave his famous “I Have a Dream” at. The original speech was delivered by MLK himself on August 28th, 1963 during the March on Washington.
Today at Lithia Springs, the students celebrated Martin Luther King Day by making peace flowers. The students made the flowers out of construction paper. They traced their hands and cut out the outline. Next, they drew an outline of a flower stem and cut it out. Then the students pasted the stem and hand cutouts on to a piece of paper. The flowers are supposed to represent MLK’s dream for peace throughout the world!
Today at Brooker the students created their own litterbugs. The students used upcycled materials such as plates, cotton balls, pipe cleaners, and more to construct their litterbugs. Through this activity, the students learned about upcycling and how bug affect the environment around us!
The students at Lithia Springs learned to develop gratitude for what they had in the past and look forward to the future. They said thank you to 2019 and hello to 2020 with a rotating paper plate craft. On one paper plate, they drew a line down the middle with a simple city skyline outline cut out on one half. On the other paper plate, they drew a line down the middle again and drew two skies on either side. One side said “Thank you 2019” while the other said “Hello
To start the new year, the students worked on goal setting by focusing on thinking, planning, and taking action to achieve results. They created a list of their top ten New Year’s Resolutions. From that list, they chose their top five goals and put them on the back of numbered triangles. Then, triangles two through five were pasted onto a square to flip up to reveal the resolutions. The students were then able to customize a blank face template to look like themselves. Their number one resolution was written on a
Today the kids at Fishhawk Creek participated in an activity where they created fake snow. The students were able to make different shapes with the snow, such as a snowman. To make the fake snow, they started by pouring equal amounts of cornstarch and baking soda into a bin. Next, they mixed the baking soda and cornstarch with their fingers. Then they added just enough water so that when they squeeze the mixture, it forms into a ball!