Mrs. Stallbaumer, Media Resource Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Howard, Learning Commons Assistant
In this Issue
READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY WITH AUTHOR, NANCY CHURNIN
AS SEEN IN THE BENNETT LC & MAKERSPACE IN FEBRUARY 2018
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
- GIRL POWER 2.0 EMPOWERING GIRLS TO BE S.T.E.M LEADERS AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB
- TINKERCAD 3D PRINTING AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB
- AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB: Registration is now open for the another session of Girl Power 2.0 for 2nd-5th grade girls on Tuesdays after school
MARCH DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP POSTER: Perseverance and Information Literacy
- Texas Roadhouse Monthly Reading Program
- 1st-5th Braum's Book Buddy Program
- K-2 Texas 2X2 Reading Challenge / K-2 Texas 2X2 Wall of Fame
BOOK CIRCULATION & MAKERSPACE STATS
Read Across America with Author Nancy Churnin, author of The William Hoy Story, a 2017 Texas 2X2 Award Winning Book
As Seen in the Bennett LC & makerspace in February
GIRL POWER 2.0: EMPOWERING GIRLS TO BE S.T.E.M LEADERS
The first session of Girl Power 2.0 met during the month of February and the first week in March. Two 4th grade girls and five 5th grade girls met with Mrs. Stallbaumer during their lunch and recess, at least once a week, to plan and work through activities. These girls were the leaders of the Tuesday after-school Girl Power 2.0 club. They were assigned 2-3 girl participants to mentor and guide through the activities during each Tuesday after-school club meeting.
Week 1-Code Ozobot: The objective was to write a program for the Ozobot to perform using the coding language Ozoblockly.
Week 2-Build a Robotic Hand: The objective was to explore end effectors (the part of the robot that interacts with the environment), specifically mechanical end effectors, and use straws, string, and cardstock to build a working robotic hand.
Week 3-Alka-Seltzer Rockets: The objective was to demonstrate and describe Newton’s Third Law of Motion by conducting a chemical reaction that would launch a film canister rocket.
Week 4-Rube Goldberg Machines: The objective was to use items in the Makerspace to create a chain reaction that showed different forms of energy (mechanical, gravitational, sound, light, electrical, or magnetic).
Week 5-Elephant Toothpaste: The objective was to explore the differences between physical and chemical changes.
TINKERCAD 3D PRINTING CLUB
Fourth and fifth grade participants completed several self-paced TinkerCAD tutorials which exposed them to the TinkerCAD software basics. Participants then worked to design a 3D boat and learned to export an .STL file for printing purposes. Mrs. Stallbaumer was very involved in assisting students each week, therefore, there are no pictures of students during this club.
Girl Power 2.0: Registration for session 2 is Closed, as We are now full with 32 girls registered!
Update: Thank you Lisa Webb for volunteering to cover circulation on the days that Girl Power 2.0 meets.
On March 27, participants will have the opportunity to work with and learn from a group of local women engineers who are a part of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). During the remainder of the meetings, girls will build a wobble robot.
March Digital Citizenship Poster
Texas Roadhouse Monthly Reading Challenge
The following informational flyer and reading log should be in your child's Tuesday folder the first Tuesday of each month.
1st-5th Braum's Book Buddy Program
K-2 Texas 2X2 Reading Challenge
K-2 Texas 2X2 Wall of Fame
Congratulations to our newest members of the Texas 2X2 Wall of Fame!