Dear ES Parents,
All students in grades 1-8 are involved in Project X, a week of student-driven inquiry into the concept of time (this year’s theme). For students in grades 1 and 2, we provide “Project X Jr.” Project X Jr. engages our younger learners in student-driven inquiry into the concept of time, but with more supporting structures. Starting next week, our grade 1 and 2 students will be involved in four different experiences:
- Build/Construct: Minute to Win It! — Students will explore 4 different challenges before designing their own challenge with the same materials.
- Music Experience — Students will explore Tempo and Syncopation with drums and another instrument. The G2s will extend by creating a piece of music.
- Coding Challenge with Cubettos (G1) and Dashes (G2) — Students will explore basic coding blocks to get the robots to do a variety of moves. G2 will extend to get the robots to do a number of moves in one minute, two minutes.
- Dance Challenge! — Students will explore a variety of dance moves on GoNoodle. Students will work in pairs to combine moves and make a short sequence.
Please ask your child about their Project X Jr. experiences next week.
Daniel J. Keller, PhD
Elementary School Principal