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Community LEGO Garden

Community LEGO Garden

The kindergarten and first grade classes wrapped up their Lego STREAM activities dreaming, designing, and creating a community Lego garden. They implemented their knowledge of plant parts and different ways plants grow and brainstormed various animals that might also find their gardens to be good habitats.

2017-2018 In Review

Looking back at the 2017-2018 school year, I am amazed at the things we have accomplished.  As a school we have weathered storms, celebrated accomplishments, successfully assessed, and, as always, adapted.  Staying current means changing often and adapting as needed.  We continue to strive to do both. When all…

Running with the wind

ICS 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls are running with the wind! Wind turbines that is. Students have been busy learning how wind energy is converted into electrical energy by designing their own mini wind turbines and measuring the electrical current they produce.

Much work has been done on blade…

Spring is the Thing

“Spring is the Thing” is our motto for STREAM this month! We’ve focused on ‘spring’ and God’s signs of new life. We began with Dr. Seuss, who created books filled with wonderful, whimsical characters, rhymes & illustrations. Our task was to create a wacky vehicle or interesting character similar…

From the Golden Rule to Golden Eggs

How does the golden rule and the story ‘Jack and The Beanstalk’ go together? Just ask the 2nd and 3rd graders. These past few weeks, they have been practicing cooperation and teamwork in their small groups during STREAM. Getting students to work cohesively has been a challenge for teachers,…

Domino Self Portraits

In Kindergarten news, the kids are learning how build their own self-portraits with LEGO’s. Hazel has shown how she applied her LEGO STREAM skills of symmetry by creating her self-portrait.

STREAM, of Course!

As a Cohort IV STREAM School, ICS received grant funds. Though we offered STREAM activities prior to the receiving the grant, we have become a dedicated STREAM School. Thursday mornings the entire school participates in STREAM based activities.  During meetings I attended prior to implementing a scheduled school-wide STREAM…


5 Kindergarten and 1st grade teams have begun their work on our Maple Avenue ‘Landmarks’ LEGO U projects are part of our K-1 STREAM program. Kindergarten took the pictures of our landmarks during a walk on one of those balmy winter days — 39 days until Spring! We watched ‘100…