The 2nd graders have gone through several tutorials in Tinkercad, and they are finally getting the chance to try to re-create their biomimetic lunchboxes that they sketched a couple of months using Tinkercad’s 3d modeling. It has been a learning experience for all of us, and we are discovering lots of different features in Tinkercad that can help us!
Speaking of 3d modeling, we hope to eventually print the lunchboxes using our 3d printer that was generously donated to our class through Donors Choose. This week, the 2nd graders worked on making you thank-you cards for some of the donors – one of whom is the father of one of our GT 2nd graders!
The 2nd graders are also working on some tough math lessons that are actually an introduction to algebra. They are called, “Balance Benders,” and show shapes on a balance beam to help students use algebraic concepts. I think they will agree that the exercises started out fairly easy, but have definitely increased in difficulty!