• WELCOME TO THE QUEST DISTANCE LEARNING CLASSROOM

    There are a few options for you to you select from. 

    1. Option 1: A non-technology option that is hands on and may require you to plan with a sketch and to build a final product with materials in your home.
    2. Option 2: A technology option that will require students to work on the computer to complete a task.
    3. Option 3:  A LEGO challenge which has its own page under my Distance Learning tab.  This is asks students to read LEGO adventure story and complete a build.   

    Feel free to choose the option that works best for you.  If it is just not possible to engineer today, that is fine too!  Do what is best for your family.

    If any of my engineers would like to share their projects, ideas, and/or creations, please feel free to use the email mjaeger@cbsd.org to send their celebrations to me! 

    I have also set up a FlipGrid account for the QUEST classroom. Use this grid to post your plans, ideas, creations, and/or coding games.  Directions are below.

         
    FLIPGRID SITE: HTTPS://FLIPGRID.COM/FB53BE5D

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  • Mr. Santini and Mrs. Ernst'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. Schmalzried and Mrs. Chimiel'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. Crawford's Classes

    Overview:  In this lesson you will build a boat using aluminum foil (or other building materials from your home) and test to see if it floats on water.

    Estimated Time: 25 minutes

    Explanation:  Engineers are always testing their creations to see what improvements they may need to make on their design.  Today you will make a boat using aluminium foil (or other house hold materials) and test it in a body of water (bowl, sink, bathtub).  Help your child to shape a boat out of aluminum foil.  As you are building, discuss why aluminum foil may be a good building material for water projects.  If your young engineer has more than one idea for a boat, feel free to make aditional model boats to test.   Fill a sink, bowl, or tub with water and place your boat on the water.  Does it sink? Does it float?  Engineers love sharing their creations with the world.  Feel free to take a picture and email your project to Mrs. Jaeger - mjaeger@cbsd.org.  

    Looking for a varation?  Test how strong your boat is.  Place a penny at a time in you boat.  How many pennies can the boat hold before it goes under water?

    Things to know:

    1. You can build with any materials you have in your home. 
    2. Brainpop Jr has a great videotitled, Sink or Float that your engineer may enjoy to help building background knowledge.
      https://jr.brainpop.com/science/forces/sinkorfloat/  Please reach out to me mjaeger@cbsd.org if you need the user name and password.

    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