Rube Goldberg Machines

This Week at Westside: May 22-26

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With less than two weeks left in the school year, student’s are working hard on their final projects and presentations for EOL, Spring Flings or Showcases, and also getting out to enjoy the sunshine! Here are a few snapshots from around our community this week.

To see more of what the students have been working on, come check out these events:

Tuesday, May 30
5:30-6:15 p.m. Seventh and Eighth Grade Exhibition of Learning (EOL)
6:30-7:30 p.m. Middle School Showcase

Wednesday, May 31
8:15-9:00a.m. Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Coffee in the Gallery
9:00-9:30a.m. Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Spring Fling Performance

Thursday, June 1. 
6:30-7:30pm. Lower School Spring Fling Performance


Seventh grade builds Rube Goldberg Machines

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The seventh grade started their Rube Goldberg projects recently, where the class is divided into six groups, and each group makes one portion of the machine. Due to the growth of the Middle School, this will be the first year classes are building TWO whole Rube Goldberg Machines – one for each class. Consequently, students are in need of additional supplies – if you have any old toys that might be useful, please consider donating them to the cause! In addition, if you would like any items back at the end of the project, just let Sarah Harper-Smith know and she’ll make sure they are returned to you.

Classes are looking for things like…
– ramps, tracks, cars, and trains
– marble tracks
– k’nex, lincoln logs, tinker toys, and other building toys
– gears
– dominoes
– blocks
– anything else students could use to build the machine!