Tuesday, May 24, 2016

PAECT Student Technology Showcase in Harrisburg

Futuristic Foxes took their Makers Club to Harrisburg to be a part of the PAECT student technology showcase

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Jefferson Davis

Students acted out Lodge McCammon's song, "Jefferson Davis." They learned that Jefferson Davis dressed like a woman after the war when he was running away from the Union soldiers.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Jaci...On to Stardom

You may remember Jaci from The Alex and Hayden Show or even the Dauntless Dog Talk Show. Well, she has moved on to high school and has made her premeire appearance in the video below. Shout out to Jaci! You are meant for greatness!!!!!

Prom Dresses from Trojan TV on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Civil War Reenactment

A grant written by fifth grade teacher Mrs. Winner provided a full day of hands on learning about the Civil War. In the morning, students were able to try on Civil War clothing, listen to stories, learn about equipment, and be trained for a reenactment they did in the afternoon. The video below shows lots of pictures!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Global Art Project for Peace

We are a part of the Global Art Project for Peace. When you sign up, they send you the name and address of another classroom who becomes your partner in the project. You create art for each other that represents global peace to you. Our partner class resides in China! The attached video shows the art we created for our partners.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Land of Lincoln

Memories from the trip Mrs. Abernethy took to Springfield, Illinois with Alex and Hayden

Monday, April 11, 2016


A friend of mine, Ann Noonen, hosted a STEAM Showcase for NPAECT during the RoboBot Competition at Meadville High School on April 2nd. Nicole Hill, Northwestern director of NPAECT, first made me aware of the showcase and encouraged me to bring some students. Shout out to Nicole! This was one of the most amazing experiences and opportunities the Futuristic Foxes have ever been afforded.
The day began at East Elementary at 8:15 am where three sets of parents with SUV's, I, and my husband met to arrange transportation for sixteen students (three students were to meet us at the event.) We loaded cars with students and supplies and drove the fifty minutes to Meadville. We were given five tables to set up our display and we had no problem filling them. We also had access to a large empty hallway where the students had a great time demonstrating how our robots worked and allowing others the opportunity to use them, too.

Our 3D Printer table

Demonstrating how Dash can draw!
Our miscellaneous table with a variety of robots
We invited high school students from another school to explore the 3d printer

Ozobot table and Musical/Lighted Cups powered by Arduino

I am so proud of East Elementary's Makers

Saturday, April 2, 2016

The Dauntless Dog Talk Show

If you have never seen the Dauntless Dog Talk Show, you really should. Watch the presentation below, and let fourth grader, Josie tell you about this awesome talk show about bullying. Then head on over and watch a few of our forty episodes of the Dauntless Dog Talk Show.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Augmented Reality Sandbox

Ron Myers, a teacher in our district, got a grant to buy the supplies to create this amazing virtual reality sandbox. Below are pictures of pure white sand that are made to look like a topography map or a landform relief map using a projector and a first release Xbox! So cool! Watch the videos below to listen to Ron turn these amazing pictures into science lessons.

Check out our Science Blog for more cool science!!!


Thursday, March 17, 2016

New Recess Game

When someone's untied shoe ends up on the shed roof during a soccer game, a new recess game is invented.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Pi Day!

We celebrated our annual Pi Day on March 14! Below are pictures, but you MUST go to our PI DAY BLOG to see all of the amazing projects the students created!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Alex and Hayden Show

Over two years ago, a group of fifth graders who called themselves the Fantastic Ferrets, created a talk show about autism. The cohosts of the show were Alex and Hayden. Their show was produced to help children and others with autism. Alex and Hayden give coping strategies and tips for dealing with frustration. They explain what autism is to others who may not understand it, and they tell about famous people who had autism.

The show spread far and wide, and a man who is the head of the Autism Program for the whole state of Illinois found out about Greenville's two famous boys. He invited Mrs. Abernethy, the two boys, and Hayden's mom to Springfield, Illinois to speak at the "Targeting Autism" conference in front of hundreds of librarians. Below is a video of the presentation. It is one hour long, so you may not want to watch it all at once.


Alex and Hayden Show

Targeting Autism

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Trout in the Classroom

Did you know that we have been raising trout in our classroom? We are, and they are doing fabulous!!!! We received eggs from the PA Game and Fish Commission at the beginning of November. They hatched in December and we have been raising them ever since.

If you want to see more updates and more information about our trout, check out our Science Blog. Click on this link to learn more about the Trout in the Classroom program.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Valentine's Day

There were lots of amazing Valentine's boxes, but none impressed me as much as this one! You must watch this video of a briefcase hand scanner Valentine's Box powered by some high tech including arduinos.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Rubik's Cube Arrives in England

About a week ago, we posted about the rubik's cube we created for an eight year old girl in England. It arrived already, and her father sent us this video!

If you missed the original post...click on the rubik's cube below.

New Trails in Greenville?

When Fred Kiser was looking for support for the new bike/walking trail in Greenville, he came to the Futuristic Foxes. He came to our classroom and asked if we could come to the Business Expo at Thiel College to help pass out brochures, give information about the trail and tell how people could help.

Of course, the Futuristic Foxes (and a Dauntless Dogs) pitched in on Saturday, February 6, to help spread the news about the new trail being blazed from Greenville on the west side of the Shenango River. It will follow the abandoned Erie and Pittsburgh Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad north to Jamestown and the Pymatuning State Park area. The trail is projected to be an 8 foot wide asphalt surface. and may extend southward and connect to the Trout Island Trail, thus linking two of Mercer County's major recreation areas - Pymatuning and Shenango Lakes!

Our post at the Expo manned by a Dauntless Dog and a couple Futuristic Foxes.

We enjoyed using this Google Map to show the path of the potential trail.

Occasionally, we walked the map around the Expo so everyone could see!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Our Braille Rubik's Cube

The Futuristic Foxes have just finished the coolest project ever! We used the 3D printer to make tiles with bumps on them. There were six different colors and nine tiles of each color. The first color had one bump, the second had two, the third had three, etc. up to six. We used gorilla glue to attach the tiles to a Rubik's cube, being careful that none of the glue seeped into the cracks to damage the functionality of the cube. Here is the finished product.

Here comes the really cool part! This special Rubik's cube is for a blind girl named Grace who is eight years old. As a matter of fact, the day our teacher took the cube to the post office to mail it to her in England was Graces's eighth birthday! We are not sure how long it will take to get to her, but we can't wait!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Our New Main Street Sign

Soon this banner will be hanging in downtown Greenville. We used some of the money we made during the "Jingle, Mingle" Street Fair in December. The Futuristic Foxes are determined to help the businesses on Main Street after they spent four months being almost shut down by the road closing!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Election Day

Mrs. Abernethy's class takes politics very seriously. They actually have their own government. Below is a video of the Futuristic Foxes on Election Day. Not only do they walk to the high school to observe the electoral process, they have their long awaited and long planned election of their own for class president. View highlights for the election day below and click on some of the links below the video to follow some of our other happenings leading up to the election posted on our Social Studies blog. Then check out today's inauguration video to find out who the president of the Dauntless Dogs is!

Campaign Speeches: http://futuristicfoxesss.blogspot.com/2015/11/campaign-speech.html

Election Day: http://futuristicfoxesss.blogspot.com/2015/11/election-day.html

,br /> Inauguration Day: http://futuristicfoxesss.blogspot.com/2016/01/inauguration-day.html