On Thursday, we had a CU Science Discovery S.T.E.M. field trip! What a great day! When we first got there we met in a room and talked about safety and rules. Then we got to code using the Edison robot. We learned that with 2 Edisons you can make a printer, and with 4 Edisons you can make a 3D printer.

Then we went to the maker space. We got to use saws, drills and all sorts of tools! We got to think and make ideas for a prototype that is a new idea and something that could help animals or even maybe disabled humans.

Then we went and did the Hybrid Learning in Earth and Space Science. We used Liquid Crystal Thermo-Chromatic sticker sheets. We used those to see how hot it would get at different angles that the sun shines on the earth, then we measured the temperature in Celsius

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Design Thinking Challenge: Winter Olympic Events

Today Mrs. Schwirtz guided us on a design thinking challenge for Winter Olympic events with Spheros! We researched the following events: curling, snow boarding, alpine skiing, ice hockey, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, short track speed skating, bobsledding, freestyle skiing, the skeleton. What will we choose for our final events?

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Food Share Table Day 1 Stats

Today we rescued:

  • 39 cartons of milk
  • 1 apple
  • 16 carrot sticks in packages
  • 16 fruit cups
  • 23 Craisins

Way to go everyone!

This is what the Food Share Table looked like half-way through the lunches:

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Food Share Table Presentations!

Thursday of the week before winter break, we had our Food Share Table presentations and we presented to K-1, 2-3 and 5. All presenters did a great job, and our audience was responsive and listened well. We can’t wait to start the Food Share Table!

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Food Share

This morning we had a food share table presentation practice.  We set up the cafeteria and got ready to present. Then we came to the classroom and we practiced our slides in our groups to be ready for tomorrow’s presentation and for Thursday.  We did a little work on the posters and we’re ready to go! Check out our presentation here:


Sign up to volunteer for the Food Share Table here:

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Eagle Crest Featured in the November Green Star School News!

Here we are in the Eco Cycle Green Star Schools News!


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Food Share Team — Last Official Meeting

Today we finished creating posters, cafeteria signs, and are still working on our presentation for school assemblies.

Grade-level assemblies will be on Thursday, December 14 and the all-school rollout will be on Tuesday, January 2nd. Thanks to all who have helped!

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Food Share Team Meetings 3 and 4

Our student team has been working hard and accomplishing many goals! Special thanks to our teacher and parent volunteers! Thank you Mrs. Birmingham, Mrs. Gorr, Ms. Hartt, Mrs. Homa, Mrs. Cooper, Mrs. Freehill, Ms. Phillips, Mrs. Sudbeck and Mrs. Schwirtz!

Check out our work in progress:

Food Share Table Presentation for Assemblies

Food Share School Information

Food Share Community Information

Bin and Cooler Sign Folder

Food Share Signs and Art:

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Food Share Team Meeting #2

We accomplished so much at our Friday morning meeting — data collection and spreadsheet work, communication work, and mascot/slogan work!

Check out our great work:


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Food Share Table Team Meeting #1

Yesterday was the first Food Share Table meeting!

What is a food share table? It is a table in the cafeteria where students may place their unopened food and whole fruit. Students during lunch may take food from the table if they are still hungry, and at the end of lunches, the cafeteria will reuse the remaining food on the table.

Why do we need a food share table? Our goals include reducing food waste (did you know that 40% of food in the United States is wasted?) and helping decrease food insecurity (how can we help solve this problem?)

We are thrilled to be asked to pilot this worthwhile program in December for the school district. SVVSD hopes to roll out this program district-wide in January!

Check out more information and resources about the Food Share Table on this blog!

Our brainstorm about the impacts of food waste and solutions to the food waste problem:


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