Thursday, September 26, 2013

Testing Balloon Cars

We tested our balloon cars today in Forest. A great way to end the week!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ranger of the Week

This week's Ranger is Amelia. She is 8 years-old and she was born in Chapel Hill, NC. Her family includes her parents and her brother.  For Pets she has one dog and three cats. The things she likes to do best at home are play Uno and read.  If she was stranded on an island and could only have one thing with her it would be an apple pie. Her favorite food is apple pie. Her least favorite food is Mexican soup. Her hobbies are gymnastics, and rock and coin collecting.  When she goes on vacation the place she most likes to visit is the mountains. Her dream vacation would be to visit China. When she grows up she wants to be an author.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Ranger of the Week


This week's Ranger is Lily. She is 9 years-old and she was born in Chapel Hill, NC. Her family includes her sister and her parents. For pets she has a dog and a fish. The things she likes to do best at home are practice division, draw and read.
If she was stranded on an island and could only have one thing with her it would be a calculator. Her favorite food is Chinese food. Her least favorite food is Indian food. Her hobbies are doing math and drawing.  When she goes on vacation the place he most likes to visit is Pennsylvania. Her dream vacation would be to visit Japan. When she grows up, she wants to be a mechanic or a math professor .

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ping-pong balls on a zipline

Forest Class worked on a new design challenge today. Teams of three students worked together to design a carrier for a ping-pong ball that will travel on a zipline (string) in 4 seconds, no more or no less.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ranger of the Week


This week's Ranger is Wes. He is 8 years-old and was born in Chapel Hill, NC. His family includes himself and his parents. For pets he has a cat named Audrey.  The things he likes to do best at home are playing at the park and reading. If he was stranded on an island and could only have one thing with him it would be his favorite book. His favorite food is crab legs. His least favorite food is tomatoes. His hobbies are reading and basketball. When he goes on vacation the place he most likes to visit is his grandma's house. His dream vacation would be to visit Hawaii. When he grows up he wants to be a marine biologist .

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Welcome the 2013-2014 school year!

There has been so much learning and fun happening in the Forest Class. I have so many photos to catch you up on from the beginning of this school year! Our Lower School theme this year is Inventioneering. We began our project time by presenting cooperative groups with design and engineering challenges. Enjoy these photos of our work time along with other learning experiences from the last couple weeks. We are off to a great start!

This group is trying to make a tower out spaghetti, masking tape, one marshmallow, and string. 


This group is trying to make a tower out of spaghetti noodles, masking tape, one marshmallow and string.
Exploring the trails and creek around CFS.
We found preying mantis on our hike.
Heading out for the first hike of the year!
Enjoying some writing time in this beautiful weather.
More Forest Class writers writing in their writer's notebooks or "best friends" as we like to call them. 
Working on our beginning of the year art project.