Between our Siddur Ceremony, STEAM week and Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel’s Independence day) the week flew by!
We began with a fantastic trip to Berger Recycling in Pawtucket. Adam Sinel was our tour guide throughout the center.
A bale of tin cans
Can you guess how much it weighed?
We took home with us three boxes full of recycled material. Then used them to Engineer their own musical instrument throughout the week.
Duck tape was a key material used this week.
Check out the cool spoons, and keys!
Next, we read a book about an African folktale about summoning the rain then we made our own rain makers!
On Wednesday the students learned all about Tensile structures which are a object that has at least two anchors with a flexible material that is stretched between the anchors. We studied Architecture by famous Architects such as Felix Candela, Antonio Gaudi, Santiago Calatrava and Frei Otto.
We made our own tensile structures using pipe cleaners, straws and my special bubble formula.
The highlight of the week was working with our Brown and RISD students to create our outdoor PVC pipe organ. It will be installed on the playground so everyone can enjoy the magic!
It is finished! Our proud students are preforming on their instruments. Did you know that our music was recorded and will become the soundtrack of the KinderSTEAM video?