Morse Elementary School recently held its second Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Family Night of the school year. Families braved the rainy weather the evening of Thursday, March 22 to learn more about WICOR and STEM.
The night began with sixth grade students performing a WICOR song and then leading the audience in the second round. A student lead explanation of WICOR completed the presentation, with students describing how Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading helps prepare them to be college and career ready.
After learning about WICOR, families were given the challenge to create a pedestal using newspaper and a strip of masking tape. Families collaborated in the planning and organization of creating the pedestal. Students used a stuffed Wildcat, novel, and dictionaries to test the strength of their pedestals. Families worked together to use their resources to make any changes before competing in the family challenge.
Throughout this process, families used inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading as they created and adjusted their designs. All in all, it was a fabulous event full of collaboration and joy.