Language Arts and Digital Communication

Cycle 3 focused on Language Arts & Digital Communication.  First grade students examined the elements of a story and identified key features of a text. The students read one story and used the story elements to help them create a book review. They then formed an opinion about the books and used that opinion to give a rating. After writing a book review, the students used the app “AudioBoom” to record their book reviews. These recordings were then turned into QR codes that their classmates could scan to hear their book reviews. Check out their projects and see if their book reviews convinced you to read their book!

BRUNSWICK ACRES

Abir

Angela

Annika

Ishaan

Nick

Shruthika

Tishya

BROOKS CROSSING

Alan

Neil

Rebecca

Ruhaan

Satvik

CAMBRIDGE

Audrey

Autumn

Christian

Mira

Pihu & Vikram

Rohith

CONSTABLE

Camryn & Avinash

Jayden & Olyvia

Sana & Ruhaan

Vibikshyu & Harry

DEANS

Augustya

Caleb

Ranya

Richa

Sai

Shivali

Shreya

Shriya

GREENBROOK

Aayush

Emma

Rishita

Ryan

INDIAN FIELDS

Adhya 

Anwita

Arya

Manya

Mishal

Neeva

MONMOUTH JUNCTION

Adhithi & Mihika 

Akshara, Sreekar, & Sanuli

Pragna & Gabriela

Zoe & Anisha

Brooks Crossing and Deans Engineering

During this cycle, the students learned about Engineering and the Engineering Design Process.  They learned that Engineers are creative problem solvers.  The students also learned the steps of the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve.  The First Graders used the Design Process to complete a challenge

CHALLENGE (ASK- What is the problem?)- To design and build a bridge for the gnomes. The bridge must hold the weight of 4 gnomes and 1 wheelbarrow filled with veggies. This is equal to the weight of 3 crayons.

IMAGINE- Brainstorm solutions. Design a bridge on the gnome village and town page.

PLAN-Share your idea with your team.  Pick one idea that your team wants to try first. Materials: Make a list of materials you would like to use to create your bridge design.
 CREATE- Follow your plan and create it.
    
  
  
        
  

Using the steps of the Engineering Design Process, the students worked on the challenge in small groups.  The groups shared their ideas, solutions and reflected on their work.  Through this challenge the student engineers learned the character traits needed to be a successful engineer.

For more engineering ideas and websites please visit- blogs.sbschools.org/gandt 

Indian Fields Engineering

During this cycle, the students learned about Engineering and the Engineering Design Process.  They learned that Engineers are creative problem solvers.  The students also learned the steps of the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve.  The First Graders used the Design Process to complete a challenge

CHALLENGE (ASK- What is the problem?)- To design and build a bridge for the gnomes. The bridge must hold the weight of 4 gnomes and 1 wheelbarrow filled with veggies. This is equal to the weight of 3 crayons.

IMAGINE- Brainstorm solutions. Design a bridge on the gnome village and town page.

PLAN-Share your idea with your team.  Pick one idea that your team wants to try first. Materials: Make a list of materials you would like to use to create your bridge design.
 CREATE- Follow your plan and create it.
    
  
     
  
Using the steps of the Engineering Design Process, the students worked on the challenge in small groups.  The groups shared their ideas, solutions and reflected on their work.  Through this challenge the student engineers learned the character traits needed to be a successful engineer.

For more engineering ideas and websites please visit- blogs.sbschools.org/gandt 

Constable Engineering

During this cycle, the students learned about Engineering and the Engineering Design Process.  They learned that Engineers are creative problem solvers.  The students also learned the steps of the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve.  The First Graders used the Design Process to complete a challenge

CHALLENGE (ASK- What is the problem?)- To design and build a bridge for the gnomes. The bridge must hold the weight of 4 gnomes and 1 wheelbarrow filled with veggies. This is equal to the weight of 3 crayons.  

IMAGINE- Brainstorm solutions. Design a bridge on the gnome village and town page.

PLAN-Share your idea with your team.  Pick one idea that your team wants to try first. Materials: Make a list of materials you would like to use to create your bridge design.

CREATE- Follow your plan and create it.

   

 

Using the steps of the Engineering Design Process, the students worked on the challenge in small groups.  The groups shared their ideas, solutions and reflected on their work.  Through this challenge the student engineers learned the character traits needed to be a successful engineer.

For more engineering ideas and websites please visit- blogs.sbschools.org/gandt 

clipart by Kate Hadfield

Greenbrook Engineering

During this cycle, the students learned about Engineering and the Engineering Design Process.  They learned that Engineers are creative problem solvers.  The students also learned the steps of the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve.  The First Graders used the Design Process to complete a challenge

CHALLENGE (ASK- What is the problem?)- To design and build a bridge for the gnomes. The bridge must hold the weight of 4 gnomes and 1 wheelbarrow filled with veggies. This is equal to the weight of 3 crayons.

IMAGINE- Brainstorm solutions. Design a bridge on the gnome village and town page.

PLAN-Share your idea with your team.  Pick one idea that your team wants to try first. Materials: Make a list of materials you would like to use to create your bridge design.
 CREATE- Follow your plan and create it.
  
  
  

Using the steps of the Engineering Design Process, the students worked on the challenge in small groups.  The groups shared their ideas, solutions and reflected on their work.  Through this challenge the student engineers learned the character traits needed to be a successful engineer.

For more engineering ideas and websites please visit- blogs.sbschools.org/gandt 

Brunswick Acres Engineering

During this cycle, the students learned about Engineering and the Engineering Design Process.  They learned that Engineers are creative problem solvers.  The students also learned the steps of the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve.  The First Graders used the Design Process to complete a challenge

CHALLENGE (ASK- What is the problem?)- To design and build a bridge for the gnomes. The bridge must hold the weight of 4 gnomes and 1 wheelbarrow filled with veggies. This is equal to the weight of 3 crayons.

IMAGINE- Brainstorm solutions. Design a bridge on the gnome village and town page.

PLAN-Share your idea with your team.  Pick one idea that your team wants to try first. Materials: Make a list of materials you would like to use to create your bridge design.
 CREATE- Follow your plan and create it.
  
  
    
    

Using the steps of the Engineering Design Process, the students worked on the challenge in small groups.  The groups shared their ideas, solutions and reflected on their work.  Through this challenge the student engineers learned the character traits needed to be a successful engineer.

For more engineering ideas and websites please visit- blogs.sbschools.org/gandt 

Cambridge School Engineering

During this cycle, the students learned about Engineering and the Engineering Design Process.  They learned that Engineers are creative problem solvers.  The students also learned the steps of the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve.  The First Graders used the Design Process to complete a challenge

CHALLENGE (ASK- What is the problem?)- To design and build a bridge for the gnomes. The bridge must hold the weight of 4 gnomes and 1 wheelbarrow filled with veggies. This is equal to the weight of 3 crayons.

IMAGINE- Brainstorm solutions. Design a bridge on the gnome village and town page.

PLAN-Share your idea with your team.  Pick one idea that your team wants to try first. Materials: Make a list of materials you would like to use to create your bridge design.
 CREATE- Follow your plan and create it.

Using the steps of the Engineering Design Process, the students worked on the challenge in small groups.  The groups shared their ideas, solutions and reflected on their work.  Through this challenge the student engineers learned the character traits needed to be a successful engineer.

 

For more engineering ideas and websites please visit- blogs.sbschools.org/gandt 

Monmouth Junction School Engineering

During this cycle, the students learned about Engineering and the Engineering Design Process.  They learned that Engineers are creative problem solvers.  The students also learned the steps of the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve.  The First Graders used the Design Process to complete a challenge

CHALLENGE (ASK- What is the problem?)- To design and build a bridge for the gnomes. The bridge must hold the weight of 4 gnomes and 1 wheelbarrow filled with veggies. This is equal to the weight of 3 crayons.

IMAGINE- Brainstorm solutions. Design a bridge on the gnome village and town page.

PLAN-Share your idea with your team.  Pick one idea that your team wants to try first. Materials: Make a list of materials you would like to use to create your bridge design.
 CREATE- Follow your plan and create it.

Using the steps of the Engineering Design Process, the students worked on the challenge in small groups.  The groups shared their ideas, solutions and reflected on their work.  Through this challenge the student engineers learned the character traits needed to be a successful engineer.

 

  

  

  

For more engineering ideas and websites please visit- blogs.sbschools.org/gandt 

Cycle 4 Language Arts and Digital Communication

Cycle 4 focused on Language Arts & Digital Communication.  First grade students examined the traits of characters from picture books and learned to distinguish between factual character traits presented directly in the story and character traits that readers infer from the story.   They read several books with the character they chose to study.  After analyzing their character they made Keynote presentations on the iPads describing the characters.  Some of the first graders used *Tag Cloud to make a poster to describe the character.  The first graders turned their character Keynote presentations into a guessing game.  Check out their projects and see if you can guess which character they are describing!

Greenbrook

Timur

Krishna

Andrew

Yumna and Aadya

Mihira and Prithika

Brunswick Acres

Julia and Matthew

Zachary

Savanah and Pranjal

Gabriela and Masooma

Rhea

Monmouth Junction

Anshul

Kunaal and Kairav

Anika, Aarohi and Niharika

Deans

Radha and Sidney

Prisha and Jaelyn

Dev and Nora

Rohan

Kevin

Dayton

David

Tanvi and Jamila

Ayush and Suhani

Saanvi and Amrita

Indian Fields 

Sahana and Pranavi

Sreeram and Viren

Anushka, Sreesta, and Sanvi C.

 Cambridge

Medha and Rachel

Stuti and Aanya

Rishabh and Tanisha

Garv and Jack

Suha and Svetina

Constable

Nicholas, Owen, and Krish

Tanishka, Eesha and Chi-Ray

Adi, Shantanu, and Ganeshan

Maanav and Vikram

 

 

* Tag Cloud is a tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide.

Cycle 2- Engineering at Brunswick Acres School

During this cycle, the students learned about Engineering and the Engineering Design Process.  They learned that Engineers are creative problem solvers.  The students also learned the steps of the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve.  The First Graders used the Design Process to complete a challenge.

The students began the cycle with a quick challenge: The Paper Tower Challenge

Challenge:  To build the tallest, paper tower you can.  The tower must be able tot stand up on its own without support.

Materials:  8 sheets of 8 1/2 X 11 cardstock paper, 6 sheets of 81/2 X 11 paper, and masking tape.

  

  

  

After completing the paper tower challenge, the students reviewed the steps they took to respond to the challenge.  They also discussed the character traits they needed to be successful.

They were then presented with another challenge: High Rise Project

Challenge:  To build a tower that can support a tennis ball at least 12 inches off the ground.

Materials:  5 sheets of 8 1/2 X 11 cardstock paper, 4 sheets of newspaper, masking tape.

  

  

  

Using the steps of the Engineering Design Process, the students worked on the challenge in small groups.  The groups shared their ideas, solutions and reflected on their work.  Through this challenge the student engineers learned the character traits needed to be a successful engineer.

For more engineering ideas and websites please visit- blogs.sbschools.org/gandt