River otters swam around and around, gracefully gliding through the water and bobbing their heads up every few minutes to see what was going on. It was a one-of-a-kind view for Lee Elementary students as they watched the otters from the rocks high above the water enclosure at the South Carolina Aquarium. No - it wasn't a lavish field trip. Using Skype technology in Lee Elementary's Makerspace room, Mr. Fischer's second-grade class interacted with Susan Snide, a distance learning interpreter for the aquarium.
Thornapple Kellogg High School was represented by seven students at the state Business Professionals of America state convention and competition last weekend.
Blue, green, yellow, orange and white Lego pieces were stacked in varying heights representing different fractions. At a nearby table, Little Bits were used to turn wheels and make lights go on and off demonstrating simple circuits. And later, students used their ingenuity and creativity as they tried to build the tallest tower possible using 100 Keva Planks.
Lee Elementary School's Makerspace room was in the spotlight and guests from East Grand Rapids Schools were impressed.
Thornapple Kellogg Schools will again be well represented at the Odyssey of the Mind world finals in Lansing this year by three teams - one team from Page, one from the middle school and one from the high school.
Thornapple Kellogg Schools will host the State Odyssey of the Mind finals Saturday. Teams from around the state will be coming to Middleville for the all-day competition. TK Schools has 10 teams competing in this year's state finals - the largest number of teams ever for the district. The high school has three teams advancing, the middle school is represented by four teams and Page Elementary has three teams in the state finals.