January 2019 archive

Learning Commons Updates

We hope everyone had a safe “snow day” off on Tuesday this week! We continued small group and whole group checkout , and classes continued to visit for makerspace introductions and brainstorming sessions. We are serving an average of 20 students in independent groups a day in the makerspace (either working on January maker activities or their own classroom projects/creations). Mrs. McCulloch’s second grade class also worked to create Jackie Robinson and MLK monuments using the makerspace and materials.

Don’t forget that the third nine weeks Biblionasium challenge (read and log 1500 minutes by March 12th) is up and running!

We will continuously need donations for the makerspace as well! Think about donations similar to the STEM lab! Feel free to donate art supplies, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, plastic baggies, plastic grocery bags, rubber bands, straws, glue, cotton balls, string and plastic cups! If you can create something out of it, then consider donating it! Donations will be going on year-round, and you can drop off donations in the learning commons. Thank you in advance for your help with this!

Learning Commons Updates

Don’t forget that the third nine weeks Biblionasium challenge (read and log 1500 minutes by March 12th) is up and running!

We will continuously need donations for the makerspace as well! Think about donations similar to the STEM lab! Feel free to donate art supplies, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, plastic baggies, plastic grocery bags, rubber bands, straws, glue, cotton balls, string and plastic cups! If you can create something out of it, then consider donating it! Donations will be going on year-round, and you can drop off donations in the learning commons. Thank you in advance for your help with this!

Learning Commons Updates

This week was another busy, fun-filled week in the LC! Small group and whole group checkout continued this week, and classes continued to visit for makerspace introductions and brainstorming sessions. We are serving an average of 20 students in independent groups a day in the makerspace (either working on January maker activities or their own classroom projects/creations). Some kindergarten classes continued to visit for a fiction and non-fiction compare/contrast activity, and some first grade classes started to brainstorm makerspace ideas with the reading of Izzy Gizmo. Additionally, Mrs. Vaughn’s Kindergarten class stopped by to share their informational writing about Polar Bears based on their fiction and non-fiction lesson from last week!

Also, all third, fourth, and fifth grade art classes took place in the LC or with Mrs. Sherman and Mrs. Bisson co-teaching this week to help introduce makerspace ideas by assembling 3D castles and robots with recycled materials. These are on display this week in the LC.

Don’t forget that the third nine weeks Biblionasium challenge (read and log 1500 minutes by March 12th) is up and running!

We will continuously need donations for the makerspace as well! Think about donations similar to the STEM lab! Feel free to donate art supplies, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, plastic baggies, plastic grocery bags, rubber bands, straws, glue, cotton balls, string and plastic cups! If you can create something out of it, then consider donating it! Donations will be going on year-round, and you can drop off donations in the learning commons. Thank you in advance for your help with this!

Technology Tip Tuesday

This week’s tip is a reminder that the third nine weeks Biblionasium challenge has started! Students have until March 12th to log 1500 minutes! Please see Mrs. Sherman if you have further questions or need logging minutes.

Learning Commons Updates

We would like to welcome everyone back from break, and we hope everyone was able to enjoy their time off! We are back into the swing of things in the LC this week! Our makerspace has been busy with students working on their own genius hour projects or projects from the January mat of options. Please remember to send in supplies for the makerspace as well!

Small group and whole group checkout continued this week, and classes continued to visit for makerspace introductions and brainstorming sessions. Some kindergarten classes visited for a fiction and non-fiction compare/contrast activity, and some first grade classes started to brainstorm makerspace ideas with the reading of Izzy Gizmo.

Also, winter break and second nine weeks Biblionasium challenge participants were announced this week also! Look for more information coming home about the new Biblionasium challenge!

Technology Tip Tuesday

Welcome back and welcome 2019! This year’s first tech tip is another reminder about the items we need for our makerspace. Some classes have started coming through to create and others will be coming through for their tour and introduction soon! More information about items we need is below.

Think about donations similar to the STEM lab! Feel free to donate art supplies, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, plastic baggies, plastic grocery bags, rubber bands, straws, glue, cotton balls, string and plastic cups! If you can create something out of it, then consider donating it! Donations will be going on year-round, and you can drop off donations in the learning commons. Thank you in advance for your help with this!

 

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