Getting the hang of it all!

This marked week two of Textiles and Life Science. It has really been wonderful to see the students diving into these topics in a variety of ways. 

 

Here are some moments from the week!

 Stevie and Elijah sporting the handmade beads they created from clay in Accessorize class! Ms. Foster and I had fun working together in planning The Need for Beads (STEM class) and Accessorize. In The Need for Beads we worked on measuring string for bracelets and necklaces from the measurements last week. This gave students practice with working with inches and measuring with a tape measure. They also had to consider the extra materials needed for knots and space to get the jewelry off. These materials were then used to make the bracelets and necklaces in Accessorize class. 

Stevie and Elijah sporting the handmade beads they created from clay in Accessorize class! Ms. Foster and I had fun working together in planning The Need for Beads (STEM class) and Accessorize. In The Need for Beads we worked on measuring string for bracelets and necklaces from the measurements last week. This gave students practice with working with inches and measuring with a tape measure. They also had to consider the extra materials needed for knots and space to get the jewelry off. These materials were then used to make the bracelets and necklaces in Accessorize class. 

Building a Home for Plants on Life Science days had students working with their hands to build two planter boxes for our Sundews and Lilies. This class really emphasized team work, following directions, foundations in building, and safety precautions when building. 

At the beginning of this two weeks, I emphasized with the students that their classes would build on each other and the importance of following directions, asking questions, and making sure they were understanding as we went. The Notes app was a tool we utilized as a way for them to keep track of the information they needed for multiple classes. Below is a picture of Rowan drawing a Sundew he researched in Who wants to be a Botanist, then planned a planter box for in Building a Home for Plants, and finally drawing in Leaf the drawing to Us. I was really impressed with how the students retained what they researched and were able to use as they went through their other classes. 

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Wednesday's Heroes of Faith class focused on the importance of faith and understanding what it means to have faith. Students had to trust their partner to get them through an obstacle course while being blindfolded. They felt how uncomfortable it can be to depend on someone to guide you without knowing where you are going and how you are going to get there. They then discussed how this is how it can feel following God because it requires faith when you allowing God to lead you. 

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It was a wonderful week! Next week begins our a new 2 week schedule with different aspects of textiles and life science so stay tuned!