Rivendell Older Kids

Ancient Roman Inventions

The Older Kids did a fantastic job of researching ancient Roman inventions. They took the information they learned and wrote informative paragraphs. Then they worked with partners to create 3-dimensional models of their inventions. They really enjoyed tapping into their engineering and artistic minds! Collaborating with a partner to accomplish a goal is a skill we find extremely important, and one that will come in very useful in the future.

Fun Run

The Older Kids were able to go outside and run today before the air quality deteriorated. Thanks for sponsoring them! Here are some photos of Suzanne’s class.

Older Kids Olympics

Today the older kids took part in our very own Olympic Games! Here are the city-states from each class preparing for battle.

Let the games begin!

Rivendell Has Heart Food Drive

The Older Kids had the honor of delivering food and touring the to The Food Bank of Larimer County’s distribution center.

Desert Life Today

Our essential question for our study or deserts is How do organisms adapt to living in deserts? In Science class they have studied how plants and animals have adapted to life in the deserts. In class we have talked about the different types of deserts. On Friday, the kids watched videos of people living in different types of deserts in different parts of the world to see how humans have adapted to living in deserts. They then created mock interviews based on what they learned. To see the videos click on the links below.

Gobi Desert (Sarah’s Class)

Atacama Desert (Sarah’s Class)

Sahara Desert (Sarah’s Class)

Atacama Desert (Suzanne’s Class)
Sahara Desert (Suzanne’s Class)
Gobi Desert (Suzanne’s Class)

Author Visit

Non fiction writer and scientist, Nancy Castaldo stopped by for a visit today. We learned a lot about her process of “baking a book” and all the amazing places she has visited in order to research her topics.