Dear Parents and Guardians ,
You are invited to the first Principal's COFFEE HOUR! Please complete the RSVP and join us on FRIDAY November 3, 2017 8-9 AM. RSVP HERE: I will be hosting three coffee and conversations this year with topics of your choosing. I look forward to having two way dialogue about our most amazing students. I hope you can join me.
Thank you Barrington Education foundation for sponsoring a wonderful week of learning! These few pictures show just some of the engagement and excitement in the fifth grade classes.
Last week, all 5th grade students had the opportunity to experience an immersive, hands-on learning STEAM course. For five days, students engaged in a kinetic sculpture program based on curriculum from i2learning, an organization that works with schools to turn their classrooms into learning labs. The course consisted of 20-25 hours of project-based curriculum that integrated all of the regular subject areas.
In this course, students were introduced to key concepts and skills of kinetic sculpture, including balance, gearing, energy sources and design thinking. Students engineered automata, constructed a marble run and built mobiles. Each day, they used the principles they learned as the basis for their own creations, culminating in a large-scale, kinetic sculpture at the end of the week.
IF YOU ARE THE PARENT OF A 5TH GRADER… you are in luck. You will have the opportunity to view your child’s sculpture at the BEF Student Showcase on December 9 from 2:30-4pm at Barrington High School (see attached flyer).
The Student Showcase provides an opportunity for your child to present his or her work to families and the Barrington community. Please encourage your child to become involved. Students have worked hard and will be proud to share their new knowledge and their final sculptures.
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