Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Catch me if you can. . .

Students in Mrs. Stamey's and Mrs. Robertson's 3rd grade classes at Icard Elementary went on a Geocaching hunt to "catch" a Leprechaun or find his treasures today, allowing them the opportunity to engage in discussions of GPS, satellites, compasses and teamwork.  Using a Garmin GPS system students tracked down six different locations, four of which had treats or treasures, and two that were left empty by a sneaky Leprechaun.  These 3rd grade students worked together to locate and record their data, learning that the locations they logged were just as important as using the GPS and reading the compass.

Location Acquired!  Treasure Found!

This team is super excited about their GPS learning experience.