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.