"An after-school program is a good opportunity to focus on things not learned in the traditional curriculum such as robotics, Rube Goldberg machines, snap circuits, computer science unplugged (you don't even need a computer to do CS unplugged), etc. "
Read the first entry in "STEM on a Shoestring," an ongoing series of articles about our after school STEM Club and its coordinator, Dr. Sandy Young.
As we enter the season of Easter, this project by one of our first graders reminds us of the light of the resurrection. Look closely. Do you notice something clever about the design ?
Team members and coach Mark Williams celebrate at our morning flagpole gathering. Congratulations to the girls for achieving a hard-won second place finish in their division!
You may recall that back in the fall, Mrs. Barton's third graders wrote letters to veterans and also to members of the armed forces who are currently on active duty. This month Petty Officer Second Class, Claire Dabrowski, returned to shore after her most recent tour of duty on the USS Halsey, where she serves as a gunner's mate. She was able to visit the third graders who had written to her earlier and teach them about life on a Navy warship.
Thank you to Home and School Association for purchasing more than 400 paperback books to re-stock our classroom libraries. We had a great time unpacking them this week! (And speaking of reading, did you know that most of our kindergarten students have learned to read this year? Check out our blog next week for some short videos of them reading aloud to their preschool buddies.)