Good morning! It's the last day of January and LOVE is in the air...we are enjoying all the Valentine cards you have been sending. The students are already enjoying making cards for their family and friends.
I'm also including some pictures of second graders making their own mazes (all around the library) for the B-Bots to go through. They are getting good at coding them to move the way they want them to. It's so neat to see.
Our new coding tool this week is called an Ozobot. It is a teeny-tiny circle robot. The kids are exploring what it can do this week. It is coded by using different colors and patterns. Pretty cool!
We are going to start gluing our igloo this week...stay tuned for pictures! Happy Tuesday!
We are going to be using Valentine cards in Maker Space the next two weeks. I would love to have a TON of cards for the kids to make their own Valentines for the friends and family. If you are able to donate a box or two, I would really appreciate it. Thank you!
*Also, please keep sending in those milk cartons!
We had several new stations this week in Maker Space. The students are loving the number app from Osmo. They have to create numbers to "pop" the bubbles and get fish into their pond. So fun!
We also are using the B-bot this week. The kids are trying to get it through the maze by coding its moves.
The students are also making bookmarks with popsicle sticks. Look at the cool super heroes and minions!
Of course, our Lego wall is always busy as well. One of the challenge cards this week is to build an upside down house. Isn't it good?
*Remember we are collecting milk jugs to build our igloo. We still need BUNCHES!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas break! It was so good to see all the kids today...they were so excited to come to Maker Space this morning. There's nothing better than hearing the kids laugh and learn to make your day be great! Here are some pictures I took this morning. Enjoy! Happy 2017!
I am Amy Boyer, media integration specialist at Westwood Elementary. I teach technology and run the library at a K-2 campus.