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A fifth and sixth-grade teacher at Mansfield Middle School has been assigning a new hands-on project each week for her students. Students then send in pictures of their projects. A few of the assignments include:
- Edible cell model
- Mystery plant - They had to plant some seeds and do a slideshow with research about the plant they were trying to grow. Their classmates were supposed to be able to try to guess what their plant was.
- Chemical changes lab - She gave them a choice baking something, making slime, growing crystals, and making homemade ice cream in a bag.
- A bird or animal feeder with recycled materials
- Earth Day project - She gave them multiple choices such as picking up trash, recycled art projects, making a terrarium, and making wind chimes from nature.
- Fun times STEM challenge - Since most of the kids are homebound like people in the of older generations, she challenged the kids to make a game or toy like kids in the past had to do. Yet with a modern twist. They had to use recycled materials with multiple steps.
The Middle School and all Public Schools will be closed until the end of the school year.
We will continue AMI until the end of the school year.
We will prepare more information after spring break and contact you when all information is ready.
We will continue to utilize Google Classroom and HAC, as well as paper packets for those without internet or wifi at home.
We are available for questions any day throughout the week. Please contact by phone or email with any questions.
Parent to Parent Help with AMI:
1) Try picking a core class a day and complete all the assignments for the week, makes the process easier to monitor as a parent.
2) Compose a to do list for the week of assignments and mark off each assignment as it is completed.
3) Submit all work if possible via email and or google classroom. Take a picture or answer questions and send via email.
4) MMS has assignment boxes outside our front door for anything you feel has to be submitted in person.
5) Best to turn in completed packets as new packets are picked up.