Summer Learning: Week 1

Summer Learning: Week 1 photo

Copiague School District’s elementary-aged summer program closed out it first week with plenty of activity. Here’s just a sampling of some of the happening this week:

Incoming kindergarteners worked in small groups and performed an experiment to determine if the shape of a bubble wand affects the shape of a bubble.  
Fourth-graders built “All About Me” towers using trial and error.
Fifth-graders learned about scientific method. They placed gummy bears in four different solutions and used the step by step procedures to observe, investigate, problem solve, test their hypothesis and analyze their results. 
Fourth-graders used the scientific method to determine if people who are taller have a larger shoe size than people who are shorter. 
Fifth-graders participated in mindfulness exercises.
Fourth-graders worked on different STEM challenges in small groups, balancing and moving cups using teamwork and in some cases, nonverbal communication. 
Tech-savvy third-graders used Z-Space computers to engage in different lessons.