Marissa Maglio-Kohler’s Grade 5 class at Riccardi Elementary School recently participated in an enrichment lesson in observance of Engineering Day. Students made tin can robots out of recycled materials and battery-powered motors. Using tools like screwdrivers, clamps, and wiring, students were able to connect wheels to the motors and make the robots move on their own. Each student designed and crafted their own robots, and had fun naming and racing them.
Riccardi Elementary School students in Bonnie Brown’s Grade 4 reading classes received a firsthand account about overcoming adversity recently when Matthew Brown, a blind teacher, visited the school to speak about his experiences as a visually impaired person. Mr. Brown was accompanied by Tanner, his seeing-eye dog.
Check out this STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) activity which inspired creativity, honed engineering skills, and illustrated the value of recycled materials.
Jill Brandt’s Grade 4 students at Riccardi Elementary were getting creative during a recent Social Studies lesson.
Ever wonder what an owl eats? Well, students in Jill Brandt’s Grade 4 class at Riccardi Elementary School got to find out by dissecting owl pellets.
Although summer break is not officially over, many Riccardi teachers have already been attending meetings and organizing their new rooms in preparation for the first day of school.