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The Penguin Project

First Graders at WSD are "traveling” to Antarctica and its surrounding areas to study penguins! To simulate an Antarctic lab, life-sized penguin photos were placed in the lower hallway so that the students could take in the true size and…

First Graders Make-Do

Maker Space training for first graders included a thorough exploration of the Makedo toolbox. The hands-on learning experience was engaging and fun and taught first graders about the design process, getting comfortable with both solo and teamwork, and using their…

Ozo-Blockly

Fourth grade students are taking their Ozobots to a new level! Having already learned how to code their bots using color combinations on paper, students are now using a visual block-based programming language to teach their bots new tricks. The…

A Computing Partnership

Weilenmann School of Discovery has been awarded the Computing Partnership Grant for the next three school years beginning 2020-2021. The grant was available through the STEM Action Center and will fund the purchase of traditional and technology-supported 21st century maker…

A Kids’ Heart Challenge

During the month of March, Lower School students participated in a Kid’s Heart Challenge. They learned all about their hearts and personal health, then identified heart-healthy choices they could commit to all month long. Students had fun exploring ways to…

Building STEAM: An Applied Approach

This spring WSD will finish its second year of a continuing partnership with the Utah STEM Action Center, which prioritizes STEM education and seeks to develop Utah’s workforce of the future. The term “STEM” refers to the academic disciplines of…

“Let’s Be Resilient Today!”

There are countless moments in our lives that not only reveal our character but help to build it. Students in grades 3, 4 and 5 captured those moments in a writing assignment that integrated character education, language arts, and PE.…

Family Night Science Convention

Lower School students and their parents enjoyed a first ever "Family Night Science Convention" on February 7. Designed by science teacher, Roni Ottley, the purpose of the evening was to "fuel kids' natural passion for science, and to connect science…

Fun and Games

Lower School PE teacher, Kathy Simis, embarked on an exciting project with her 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes. Utilizing existing equipment, students were challenged to create new PE games that promoted both fun and fitness, and then teach them…

Creature Comforts

Third grade science students have embarked on a month-long Living Things project. The goal of the project is to provide friendly habitats that sustain life for small creatures and/or plants for 30 days. There are two main parameters for the…