We have some special guest bloggers this month as Ms. Nelson’s third graders (Longfellow) have agreed to share their thoughts on the Geared Up program with us. Geared Up is an excellent introduction to engineering, using LEGOs. The program was first proposed by Gretchen Junker during our last Call for Ideas. Ms. Junker currently serves as the Program Coordinator, and a VEX Robotics Coach. Stay tuned for more posts from Ms. Nelson’s students, and catch up on those you missed here.

Guest Blogger: Vivienne Foy

Today we are doing a LEGO workshop in class. This week we are making levers . Here is a picture of one of the levers my partner and I made . It was fun, but also a little challenging. The challenging lever that my partner and I made was the Class 3 Lever. I am SO ready for more LEGO sets.

Guest Blogger: Marley Paxton

Today, thanks to the Oak Park Education Foundation’s Geared Up program, we have been working with LEGOs to create levers. I was excited to start building with the LEGOs. It was fun and a little bit challenging, but we got through it!

It was really fun and different to be able to do LEGOs in class!  I’m excited for more of the LEGO simple machine challenges!

Here is a picture of one of our levers: