Woodruff Elementary School
950 W 600 S
Logan, UT 84321
All students enrolled for the 2013-2014 school year are eligible for free breakfast starting at 7:30 am each day.
To apply for free/reduced lunch or to check your student's balance go to the Parent Info tab.
26-Sat Yard Sale at Woodruff Elementary 1– 5 pm
5-9 - M-F Teacher Appreciation Week
6 & 7- T, W STEM Fair - Open House
6-9 - T-F Book Fair. BOGO until 8:00pm every night.
14- Wed. 1st Grade Program 1:45pm
23- Fri. 4th & 5th Grade Districts Fun Run
26- Mon. No School. Memorial Day
27- Tues. Wild Cat Run.
30- Fri. Last day of School. Dismiss at noon.
Principal's Monthly Message
What an incredible learning journey we have had at Woodruff as we have delved deeper into the STEM areas of science, technology, engineering and math. I am excited to see where this journey will take us as we get to go even further in future years. I have been in classrooms where 1st grade students learned about insects as they observed mealworms changing into beetles. I have watched 5th graders as they learned about electricity, experimenting with what materials make a good conductor. 3rd grade students had a blast as they learned about force and motion in engineering their own roller coasters. Every grade has been involved in many exciting and hands-on learning opportunities in the STEM areas.
Now it is your turn! We want every one of our Woodruff Wildcats to complete a project for the STEM fair to be held on May 7th. Projects can be as simple or as complex as desired and should focus on the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math using the Scientific Method or the Engineering Process. A wonderful resource to get your thinking started about a fun, learning project is sciencebuddies.org. At this site you will find information to help you follow the scientific method or engineering process when completing a STEM fair project, ideas for projects and many more pieces of information. Below is an outline of the steps for each of these processes.Scientific Method
· Ask a Question
· Do Background Research
· Construct a Hypothesis
· Test Your Hypothesis- Do an Experiment
· Analyze Your Data and Draw a Conclusion
· Communicate Your Results
· Define the Problem/Identify the Need
· Do Background Research
· Identify/Specify Criteria, Requirements and Constraints
· Brainstorm Possible Solutions/Ideas
· Choose the best solution/idea
· Build and Test a Prototype
· Redesign & Retest as Necessary
· Present Results
Projects can be collaborative where a student works with 1 or more other students or where a student works with family members. The basic idea is to take the natural curiosity we have about the world around us and figure out the answer to a question using the scientific method or design something that takes care of a problem or need using the engineering process. Have fun, I look forward to seeing the projects and hearing from students on May 7th!