Soldier Hollow Charter School’s 3rd grade students have been working hard this week to catch a leprechaun! For the past six weeks in science, the students have learned about the six simple machines that help make work easier. Last week, the students were able to take a field trip and explore the simple machine, Play Park, as well as the other hands on learning stations at the Museum of Natural Curiosity. Students also incorporated at least three of the simple machines (lever, screw, pulley, inclined plane, wedge, and wheel and axle) into a trap they made to hopefully catch a leprechaun. Leprechauns have visited the students’ traps, and left a chocolate coin and note on each trap, but so far they have been able to get away! On St. Patrick’s Day, students had the opportunity to share how their traps worked with the rest of the school. The entire school school also enjoyed an Irish dance put on by some of our very own Soldier Hollow students at our outdoor amphitheater. They were even able to teach us a part of an Irish dance.
Last week, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students were able to come see their teachers work at Dairy Keen. It was a great turnout! 4th-6th grades will have the opportunity to visit their teachers next week as well.
We are looking forward to all the exciting things we have coming up as well this spring. Third grade will have archery classes, and learn about ecosystems which will include three different field trips to learn more about animals in their habitats.