6th – 12th Grade

Virtual Social Studies & Cross-Curricular Art 

6th-8th grade

Coding Unplugged: Graph Paper Coding (November Lesson)

Coding doesn’t always have to be done on a computer!  Students will experience some of the core concepts of coding by “programming” their friends to draw a picture.

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards:

  • Computational Thinker 5d  Students understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Math:

  • M.P 1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • M.P 2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  • M.P 3 Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  • M.P 4 Model with mathematics.
  • M.P 5 Use Appropriate tools strategically.

The Art of Mathematics: Turn up the Volume (December Lesson)

Students will create and learn to calculate the volume of nine nested boxes (which can also be converted into a 45-centimeter tall tower). From these boxes they will construct a sculpture. Pages needed to construct the boxes should be colored in advance of the lesson.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Math and Visual Arts:

  • 5.MD.3 Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement.
  • 5.MD.4 Measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units.
  • 5.MD.5 Relate volume to the operations of multiplication and addition and solve real world and mathematical problems involving volume. b. Apply the formulas V = l × w × h and V = b × h for rectangular prisms to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with whole-number edge lengths in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems.
  • 6.G Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.
  • M.P 5 Use Appropriate tools strategically.
  • VA: Cr2.1.5 Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice.
  • VA: Cr2.2.5 Demonstrate quality craftsmanship through care

7th-8th grade

The Art of Mathematics: Terrific Tessellations

Using the art of MC Escher as inspiration, this lesson allows students to examine tessellations and their geometric properties while creating a mathematical work of art.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Math:

  • 8.G.A.4 – Understand that a two-dimensional figure is similar to another if the second can be obtained from the first by a sequence of rotations, reflections, translations, and dilations; given two similar two-dimensional figures, describe a sequence that exhibits the similarity between them.

Virtual Team-Building and Social-Emotional Character Development Lessons

6th – 12th grade 

Ubuntu!

Stop! Collaborate and listen…to the members of your team. In this team building session students will attempt to follow directions in a game called “Are You Listening?” We will then collaborate in groups of four to create outrageous stories and learn a little bit more about the perspectives of others in our class.

Dice Breakers

Need better, deeper community in your classroom? This team building session provides fun activities that will help your students learn more about each other. 

Back to Back

There are many times in life when we think we are communicating clearly and completely. It becomes frustrating when the people we are directing can’t seem to follow simple instructions. In this team building activity we will discuss effective communication and the barriers that hinder us from communicating effectively. 

Space Counting

Leadership. This buzzword is spoken to students all the time. But what does it mean? What does it look or sound like? In this session, we will determine how to best lead ourselves and others. 

Pen Turning

Need something to puzzle your brain? This team building session will offer fun, problem solving activities that will get your students’ brains turning and working together. Lab prep required.

Mountain Survival

Your class has planned the trip of a lifetime. However, on your way there, the plan malfunctions and you become stranded in the middle of nowhere and must survive! In this team building session, we will discover the benefits of collaboration opposed to working alone. We will also look at how roles in a group play an important part of our daily survival.