Third graders in Ann Broeker's class at Henry Leavenworth Elementary are becoming the next great inventors. As part of their reading series, students have been learning about inventions. Mrs. Broeker assigned her students the job of coming up with a new invention to solve a problem. The results were outstanding and quite genius. Some of the standouts included defogging glasses, sister repellent, and a voice activated microwave. It's no doubt some of Mrs. Broeker's students may have lucrative careers as inventors in their future.
Fourth graders at Henry Leavenworth Elementary recently got to take part in the much-loved solar cooker activity.To demonstrate the power of the sun, teachers helped students build solar cookers from Styrofoam boxes and aluminum foil. They placed hot dogs in the cookers and set them in the sun to cook. The hot dogs were piping hot and ready to eat by the end of the school day. Students also assembled s’mores and placed them on cookie sheets in their teachers’ cars. It didn't take much time inside the hot cars for students to have ooey-gooey treats on their hands. Fourth graders enjoyed the tasty fruits of their learning at the end of the lesson.
Fourth graders in Patty Nicholson's class at Henry Leavenworth Elementary have been reading The Gadget War, which is about a girl who invents gadgets to solve problems. One of her gadgets is a food fight catapult. For their Fun Friday activity recently, the members of Mrs. Nicholson's class had the opportunity to build catapults of their own and test whose gadget could launch a bag the farthest. Congratulations to Jamarcus Crawford (1st place), Carissa Lyle (2nd place), and Harvey Gillip (3rd place).