Do you have a need for speed!? Dive into the theme of speed in both literature and science! During the literary portion of our day, students will participate in read alouds of the fantastic book “Ghost” by Jason Reynolds about a middle school student who joins a track team and is determined to run away from his problems at school, and at home, as fast as he can. Create poetry and art based on our discussions of the racing characters, and their motivations to be faster. Learn about speed and rate, as we test our own running speeds in our study of scientific concepts. Use your engineering skills and design, create and test a vehicle of your own.At the end of the week students will race their vehicles to see which creation is the fastest. Come join us and satisfy your need for speed!
Sarah Doonan is a sixth grade Math and Science teacher at Diamond Middle School. Taylor Casey is an eighth grade English at Diamond Middle School.