Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Science Day

On Friday, April 17 Forest Creek Elementary enjoyed Science Day! Students participated in activities, lessons, and heard members of the community speak about all fields of science. Events included recycling, food chains with iPads, a hands-on live mammals exhibit, a Holstein cow complete with a digital farming presentation, environmental pollution presentation, a Home Depot car construction station, a bridge building competition, and an interactive Grand Canyon model.

Thank you to two of our teachers, DeAnna Jezisek and Meaghan Kirby, for their hard work coordinating the schedule and securing presenters.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Collaborative Biographies

Students in Mrs. Bartholomew and Mrs. Fry's fourth grade classes recently collaborated to complete biography projects.  After Mrs. Bartholomew shared a research template with both classes via Google Docs, students logged into their Google Accounts to complete research on their chosen Texas hero.  Students collaborated to find interesting facts, timeline information, relative photographs, and create a bibliography.  This information was then used to create individual student projects.  Some students made three dimensional projects to tell about their Texas hero, while others created posters.  See their creations below!