• Mr. Santini and Mrs. Ernst's Classes

    Overview:  In this lesson you will build  a tall structure with building materials at home and counting the number of items that make up your tower.

    Estimated Time: 25 minutes

    Explanation:  In our classroom one of our focus areas is to CREATE.  Today your child will create a structure with building materials in your home.  These materials can be paper cups, blocks, LEGO, etc.  Your child will build a structure as tall as they can, working towards creating a product.  Then, students can count the blocks used to create their structure. After students build their tower, they can knock it down (with your permission) and try an additional variation.  Variations include: Build a tower with more blocks, build a tower with 10 blocks, measure the structure with a ruler, build for width instead of for height.

    Things to know:

    1. You can build with any materials you have in your home.  We use soft blocks and giant lego in our classroom.
    2. Many of the children like to stack high

    Method of Communication: 

    Options:

    1. Take a picture and email to your QUEST teacher – mjaeger@cbsd.org
    2. Celebrate with a hug and a high five

     


     

    Mrs. Schmalzried and Mrs. Chimiel's Classes

    Overview:  In this lesson you will build  a home for a favorite stuffed animal or LEGO figurine using building materials from your home.

    Estimated Time: 25 minutes

    Explanation:  In our classroom one of our focus areas is to CREATE.  Today your child will create a home for a favorite stuffed animal or LEGO fig (or anything you choose) using building materials in your home.  These materials can be paper cups, blocks, LEGO, magnatiles, index cards, playing cards, etc.  Your child will build a home that fits their object and work towards creating a product.  Variations include: build a tower to see if it can hold the stuffed animal,  measure the home with a ruler, build a habitat for the stuffed animal.

    Things to know:

    1. You can build with any materials you have in your home.  We use soft blocks and giant lego in our classroom.
    2. We do a similar activity in the classroom with Jenga like blocks and a King Kong beany baby.

    Method of Communication: 

    Options:

    1. Take a picture and email to your QUEST teacher – mjaeger@cbsd.org
    2. Celebrate with a hug and a high five

     

     


    Mrs. Crawford's Classes

    Overview:  In this lesson you will build a Rube Goldberg chain reaction using building materials from your home.

    Estimated Time: 25 minutes

    Explanation:  In our classroom we have been learning about Rube Goldberg machines and chain reactions.  Students have watched famous Rube Goldberg machines and have created marble runs and domino chain reactions.  Today, your child will use materials from their home, like paper cups, dominos, blocks, spoons, and balls to create a mini chain reaction.  Help your child to collect materials they can explore a chain reaction with and work together to build.  Variations:  If you have dominos or rectangle blocks, your child can make a long domino like reaction; if you have a plastic marble run set your child can build their reaction with those materials.

    Things to know:

    1. You can build with any materials you have in your home. 
    2. We do a similar activity in the classroom with dominos, marble runs, and Quadrilla sets.
    3. Watch and enjoy this Rube Goldberg Machine video again if you would like: OKAY GO! (For Your Information - this video plays in YouTube WITH ads)

    Method of Communication: 

    Options:

    1. Take a picture and email to your QUEST teacher – mjaeger@cbsd.org
    2. Celebrate with a hug and a high five