Rock WorldClass # 22 Grades: 3- 4
Are you a rock hound? When you see an interesting rock, do you pick it up and tuck it into your pocket? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then grab your hard hat and join our amazing journey as we “live and breathe” rocks! On our journey we will construct model rocks, climb rocks, study a rock, wear a rock, build with rocks, and yes, even love a rock! You will be astounded and impressed at the many things we will learn and notice about rocks. Through this course, we will meet geologists, a mineralogist, a landform expert, and a gemologist rock hound. You will gain experience in taking notes, and you will write, speak, and act like a geologist!
Our learning will also take us to many places around the Twin Cities. We will trade rocks at the Science Museum, reach new heights at Vertical Endeavors, and work with park rangers to explore the layers of rocks that make up the Mississippi River shoreline. We will investigate glacial potholes and we will meet with geology professors from Macalester College and work in their labs. Sound exciting? Then come, join us as we immerse ourselves in Rock World! Rock World – It Rocks!
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Isaac Engel is a fourth grade teacher at Brimhall Elementary in the Roseville School District. He has taught fourth grade for the past seven eight years and has previously taught third and fifth grade. Isaac has been a Future Problem Solver coach for the past six years and has taken teams to state and international competition. He has also been involved in after-school and summer programs in his district. He earned his Master of Arts in Curriculum Instruction Degree from Concordia University in March of 2012.
Renee Marek is a third and fourth grade teacher at Brimhall Elementary in the Roseville School District. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and received her teaching Degree at the College of Saint Catherine with continuing studies for a Master of Education Degree. Renee has been teaching for 13 years with many ages, ranging from Pre-K through 8th grade. She has been a Future Problem Solver coach and this year began a Girls on the Run Club at Brimhall.