What's happening in START?
1st graders are studying the "Wacky World of Words," a language unit from William and Mary. The students will have many opportunities to play with words and learn about different language systems. Ask your child about cave drawings and tablet writing!
2nd graders in START are also studying mechanical engineering and wind energy through the "Catching the Wind" unit. Students are currently designing windmill blades to see if they will spin in the wind. They they will work in teams to make improvements to their design. Throughout this last semester, we will also tie in some math activities from the Algebra Unknown unit.
3rd graders in START will study the work of Civil Engineers through an engineering unit on bridge design. We will continue to work in our Creativity Journal and participate in math challenges during our START classes.