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AJ Smith Students Build A Tricycle

Students in Gretchen Gilmore's first grade class at AJ Smith Elementary School showcased impressive teamwork while recently building a tricycle.

Gilmore said over the summer she was researching different Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) activities and stumbled across Omagles, which are sets of plastic tubes, joints, wheels and clips that can be used to build a variety of objects. 

"There are about 40 options of what to build. We started with a vote to decide what we would like to build first, and the tricycle was the winner - beating out a wheelbarrow and a car," said Gilmore.

A digital instruction manual was provided with picture instructions, making it easy enough for a younger student to follow along step by step. After some hard work and revisions, the class completed their project.

When asked what they liked best about the tricycle, students said they were happy to work together and enjoyed riding the tricycle. One student, Rosa, mentioned that the class accidentally forgot to add a part while building the tricycle, and worked together to fix their mistake and complete their project.

Gilmore said the project was perfect for the class to work on during a rainy day, and that the class intends to build a jungle gym next.



 

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