Friendship Elementary is committed to helping kids build a foundation for a healthy life. As part of our overall initiative of “Building Stronger Minds and Bodies,” we have developed the Friendship Running Club. Running Club is open to 4th and 5th grade students and meets after school twice a week. While most students come in with the ability to run a mile, the plan is to have them all compete in the Hall County Fit Families 5K in April. Students are instructed in proper running form, pacing goals and healthy lifestyle choices.
Mr. Cassels’ 4th Grade ASP students have been working very hard on a new project. After learning to explain and identify the six simple machine types, the students were tasked with creating Leprechaun Traps. The traps were required to incorporate three or more simple machines which worked in tandem to trap the pesky, trouble making critters! Students then presented their traps to the class, and were asked to explain the workings of their trap using the vocabulary of simple machines. As evidenced in the video below, the kids had a blast with this activity! Their grasp on the workings of simple machines was very evident.
The third grade ASP students have projects to complete throughout the school year. In the project below, the students were to take two different animals from two different regions of Georgia and blend them together to create a new unique animal. The students studied the different characteristics of the Georgia regions prior to this project. They did an awesome job coming up with these “Wacky Animals.”