March 10, 2014 — ARTHUR RANN
Fifth grade GEM students have continued our engineering design unit with a competition entitled, “The Tower of Pasta.” Originally created by Odyssey of the Mind as a practice problem for students to complete in preparation for competition, the problem was modified into a fifth grade GEM challenge. Students were randomly placed into six teams of two students per team, one from GEM 5a and one from GEM 5b. They were given 30 minutes to build their tower out of nothing more than 40 pieces of spaghetti, 15 pieces of elbow macaroni, 25 miniature marshmallows, 10 toothpicks, 4 straws, and 5 adhesive mailing labels. The goal was to build a structure that could hold the weight of a container holding additional weights (pennies). Structures were built with this in mind, but unfortunately, four of them fell as soon as the empty container was placed on top. However, two structures were very creatively designed with structure and strength in mind. Those two structures were built by Long Bach & Kobe Bryant and by Lydia Mohr & Erik Mattson. The competition progressed by having each team add individual weights (pennies) into their container. Lydia & Erik’s creation which was 7.75 inches tall held up to fourteen weights but fell on the fifteenth. Long & Kobe’s creation stood 8.125 inches tall and held up to hold an amazing thirty three weights before falling on the thirty fourth. Future decisions will focus on what it took to make something structurally sound, and these ideas will be utilized in future competitions.
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The Tower of Pasta
March 10, 2014 — School Spirit Events
Students at Arthur Rann are proudly participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients program, one of the Society’s National School & Youth Programs that raises money to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma while providing information and support services to patients and their families.
Pennies for Patients teaches students caring, sharing, respect for others, and the value of community service, in addition to supporting an important cause.
Here’s how you can help:
To donate online click the link below
During the program’s run (March 3rd-21st), we are asking you and your child to donate pennies, dimes, nickels, quarters (spare change) or any amount possible to assist your child’s class in their fundraising efforts. Parents may also send checks made payable to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
On behalf of everyone here at Arthur Rann, we appreciate your support in helping this great cause reach its goal.
February 27, 2014 — ARTHUR RANN
The second graders had the opportunity to dress as a 100 year old man/woman. The first graders completed very creative 100th day projects.
September 4, 2013 — ARTHUR RANN
Galloway Township has begun a new Special Areas Class rotation. Rather than each homeroom being assigned a special on a certain day of the week, we will be using a 6-day rotation. Homerooms are assigned a special areas class on Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5 and Day 6. The only special that changes in Health and World Language, as those are every other week. If we are off any day the next school day would just continue the rotation.
You can find a master schedule that will list every homeroom and what special they have each of the 6-day rotation days. In addition, we will post a monthly calendar that will tell you what day it is. The rotation will also be given to you on the monthly student calendars that are emailed to you and available on this site.
Please click on the Special Areas Schedule Tab along the top of this page for the calendars.
Feel free to contact your students’ teachers or the school if you have any questions.