On a daily basis, each student will attend one of the following specials classes: Art, Physical Education, Music, and Science. Throughout the week all students will experience each of the four classes. Please see below for descriptions of each class.
Art with Ms. Ciccone or Ms. Zybura
Physical Education with Mr. Newvine or Ms. Phelps
Music with Mr. Mallare or Ms. Jezierski
Science with Ms. Lewis or Ms. Sheridan
Science specials is all about the Engineering Design Process and coding! Students learn the importance of making a plan, creating their design, and most importantly improving their ideas as they complete each engineering challenge. Some of our engineer design challenges include: racing boats, building strong bridges, creating the tallest towers, testing all different types of rockets and so much more! We have so much fun with these hands-on challenges!
Coding is also part of each year in science specials. We begin with Code and Go mice where students program the mouse to follow a maze to get to the cheese. Then we move on to Ozobots. Students code the Ozobots to follow paths and different commands with markers and paper and with iPad apps. We also use Dashbots that students control through the iPad and students can tell the Dashbots what to say. In addition, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students program NXT robots to complete different tasks.
Our Classroom creatures are a bonus! We have a leopard gecko, named Lizzy, a painted turtle, named Franklin, tree frogs, preying mantises, and our fish pond. I am so lucky to teach our wonderful students at Ojibwa!