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Dear Parents, 

We hope the snow was a fun surprise for your kiddos this morning and provided a little distraction in this time of isolation. 

As most of you have probably heard, the Governor has issued a mandate that schools remain closed through April 17.  While this means campus is closed to students, we will do our best to provide educational materials for you to use at home.  We realize that not everyone has internet in their homes.  Please let us know if you need more academic support that does not require the internet.  

We are doing our best to navigate these unfamiliar times.  Please let us know if you need anything.

Engineering 101

Check out this Battle Rock video from several years ago to see some familiar faces and examples of engineering in our egg drop Science Friday 

Click on the video above to learn about engineering. 

  • What is a problem that you can think of that needs to be solved?  
  • What is a solution for that problem?  

It's Your Turn to Build
What can you build? Check out these plans for building simple machines at home.  Consider using recycled items to build your creation.  Post a photo of your creation on our Family Facebook page!

Engineering Scavenger Hunt

What simple machines can you find in your house? 

  • Lever
  • Wheel
  • Ramp
  • Pulley

How many of each can you find?  Can you collect data and create a graph to show your findings??

Connections

  • Check out this website called EngineerGirl.  Can you imagine a career in engineering?
  • Look for more information on other famous female engineers including Emily Roebling.  Can you make a video telling us about your discoveries?  

Recipe of the Day

Chicken Enchilada Roll Ups

It's a bit of a stretch, but try creating these mini wheels for lunch today!!


Ingredients:

  • 2 (8-oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Old El Paso taco seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded chicken (rotisserie chicken works well)
  • 1 (10-oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies, well drained
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4 green onions sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 8 burrito sized tortillas

Instructions:

    1. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients (except tortillas) until well blended.
    2. Spread about ½ cup of the mixture over the entire surface of a tortilla. Roll up tightly. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
    3. Refrigerate until firm, at least 30 minutes. Also, if you chill longer they will be easier to cut.
    4. Slice into 1/2 inch slices with a serrated knife to prevent crushing and serve.

    Include the Whole Family!

    Family Stem Challenge

    Click on this image to find instructions on how to make a cool geodesic fort using newspaper and masking tape.  Spark some inspiration and share your creation on our family Facebook page!

    Books for Engineering

    • Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became An Inventor by Emily Arnold McCully

    • Papa’s Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming and Boris Kulikov

    • What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada and Mae Besom

    • Hello Ruby: Adventures In Coding by Linda Liukas

    • Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts

    • The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

    • If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen

    • Coppernickel, The Invention by Wouter van Reek

    • The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

      Dear 3-6 Students,

      Mrs. Bayles is requesting that you sign into your google accounts and check your email.  She has invited you to a google classroom where you can find assignments.

      She has also set up Zearn and Khan academy lessons for 3-6. 

      Links to On-line Learning
      Reflex Math
      Lexia Core 5
      Splash Math (K-2)
      Reading A-Z (K-2)
      Zearn
      Khan Academy
      National Geographic Kids
      BrainPop
      Tumblebooks
      Battle Rock Charter School

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