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Under the Sea theme - June 17th

Note to Parents- On June 17th we will be doing some outdoor water activities in STEM, and the kids will probably be getting wet for our "under the sea" theme. Please have them dress in clothes that are ok to get wet, or a little dirty. Thanks!

May 6-10, 2019

STEM Rec Challenges May 6-10, 2019 Greek Week
Music
The Greek God Apollo and the Nine Muses. We will talk about poems and write our own! They can have text or just instruments. Come and have fun!

Social Studies
Game of the Month. Skip Bo- the ultimate sequencing card game.

Engineering and Technology
Snap Circuits. Bringing back a student favorite!

Science
Density. Greek week we'll be discussing one of ancient Greece's most famous scientific minds, Archimedes of Syracuse. Archimedes made many significant contributions during his life including his discoveries on buoyancy and density known today as Archimedes principle.


Chalk the School

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Chalk the School Miss Lonnie did such a beautiful job on her Franklin Fox! The students loved adding their own pieces of art the our mural. 


STEM Rec Challenges April 29- May 3

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STEM Rec Challenges April 29- May 3




The sun is starting to come put more and the temps are rising. STEMRec spends quiet a bit of time outside. Please remind your children to put sunscreen on before and during school.



Drama
Open Scenes. Older grades will be doing short open scenes. These are scenes in which the dialogue is sparse and teaches actors to make specific choices in order to inform the dialogue. Dramatic skills include objective, tactic, reaction, story and character creation, and cooperation.
Rain Forest Animals. Younger grades will get to explore the different levels of the rain forest/play structure by acting out different animals found in the rain forest. They will learn about making specific movement choices as we discuss each animal. What would these animals say to each other if they could speak? What would each animal want? What possible conflicts would they have with each other? How would you resolve this conflict?

Literacy
What Makes Me Special.This week we are going to ta…

STEM Rec Challenges April 22- 26, 2019

STEM Rec Challenges April 22- 26, 2019
Art and Social Studies
Chalk Around the School. We are going to be doing a project we have dubbed "Chalk Around the School". It is like Chalk the Block except here at Franklin Discovery. This project has a little bit of History and a little bit of Art. Come by and learn about chalking outside (weather permitting).

Literacy
Reading Party. Literacy this week is going to relax a bit for our annual reading party. Students will have a chance to come to literacy this week and just relax and focus on reading. We will do a group reading activity to start, similar to guided reading, called Popcorn Reading. The students will then be set free to read and relax for a bit of independent reading time at the end.

Engineering and Technology
Planes. We will be talking about the different things that effect flight. From this new knowledge we will construct our own plane. The goal will be to have it fly straight for fifteen feet. If we do not meet our goal we wi…

STEM Rec Challenges April 15-19, 2019

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STEM Rec Challenges April 15-19, 2019


*Our discovery garden is in need of Egg Carton Flats, the kind that come in the 5 dozen egg packs. If you have some please bring them to the front desk or the Fox Dot Store. Thank you!



Music
Gustav Holst's 'The Planets’. Following our exploration in space this last week we will be listening to classical music inspired by our Solar System. We will be creating art while we listen to the music, “How does this music inspire you? What do you think the planet looks like?”

Literacy
Musical Writing Chairs. Things are going to get really silly in literacy this week because students are going to be playing a pretty wacky writing game. We'll be playing musical chairs, but with a literacy twist! So whether you like musical chairs or writing, come check it out!

Social Studies
Mayan culture. We will learn about jade masks, the alphabet and astronomy. Come build a Mayan Temple.

Engineering and Technology
Kid Friendly Search Engines. What are kid friendly web …

STEM Rec Challenges April 8-12, 2019

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STEM Rec Challenges


Enjoy Your Spring Break April 1- 5! April 8-12, 2019
Drama
Pantomime. Drama will be learning all about pantomiming! We are going to play lots of fun pantomime games, like pretending to walk on the moon and getting out of the box. It will be lots of fun!

Literacy
The Great Space Debate.To celebrate Yuri's Night, literacy will be talking about different space topics and controversies around space exploration. Students will get to help set up a debate and argue a different point of view of their choosing. So come learn about space (because it's amazing). Pick a side, let's have fun debating and see who wins!

Social Studies
Space Race. We will be learning about the space race and the moon landing. Could you be an astronaut? Let’s try some of their training.

Engineering and Technology
Game of the Month: Slap Jack and Egyptian War. Slapjack, also known as Slaps, is a simple standard-deck card game, generally played among children. The game is similar to the 19th centur…