Thursday, February 27, 2014

Getting Down and Dirty WFS Style!

     School parent, Louie Horbino, invited us to tour his machinery repair company and a near by parts manufacturer. The students also visited the scrap yard to obtain parts for their Odyssey of the Mind project and learned how to weld!

Symmetrical Butterflies

The WFS kids engaged in a very fun lesson on symmetry! The elementary made half of a butterfly and the preschoolers used additional pieces to create the other half. Go Teamwork!

Let's Get Artsy!

The elementary students created the following designs, which were photographed and given to the preschool students to recreate. The art lesson on patterning in multiple dimensions transformed into a visual discrimination activity for the preschoolers.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Adventures at the Peterson Automotive Museum Pt. 2

Adventures at the Peterson Automotive Museum

The WFS kids too a trip to the Peterson Automotive Museum earlier this month to learn a little bit about Physics. They learned how physics affects the process of driving and some of the elementary students got a little helpful insight on how to build their car for their "Odyssey of the Mind" project. The WFS students learned a whole lot but that did not stop their adventurous spirits... they had lots of fun!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New Year New Adventures!

       New Year New Adventures! The WFS kids went on a very intense physics lesson to the ice skating rink! While they were there, they watched a demonstration of the law of conservation of angular momentum. All the students gave ice skating a solid effort and many learned a new talent that they did not know they possessed. A few students were able to put the law of conservation of angular momentum to the test by doing spins on the ice. They watched other skaters execute jumps, but they weren't quite there yet... Maybe next time!