Welcome back to 2018!! I hope you all had a wonderful break! Here are a few photos to catch you up on what we did last month before break..
During library time in December we learned about Christmas, Hanukkah and the Winter Solstice. Then the kids enjoyed trying their hand at the dreidel game. They loved this activity and it even got a little rowdy during the game...all in good fun though! Nice spin Victoria!
We finished computer class up with more coding, the cubelets and code combat!
King and Landan discovered a coding music program, so they spent their class period creating music. They came up with some fun scores too! There was something for everyone during our month of coding, and we will continue with more coding in January. Coding has become part of the curriculum in schools across the globe, with the job market screaming for computer science majors, so its important to expose as much of this to the kids as we can! Plus, they LOVE it!
We received a very nice Thank You note from the VFW in Fort Collins for the Veteran's Day cards, and its posted in the library if you'd like to take a peek! Their artwork was a big hit in Red Feather and Fort Collins.
The makers space for January has been changed to "Be an Architect" so come check it out, and we have a great selection of winter/snow books on display too...in case you forgot what snow looked like :)
Our last day of school before break was a blast! Adam McBride from our Ed Tech Team in Fort Collins came up to demonstrate the awesomeness that is the Star Lab! This traveling planetarium inflates with a large fan and the kids crawl inside to see the show.
We learned about the constellations Orion, Sirius, Betelgeuse and many others. We also learned about the milky way and the planets. All this and pajama day too! What a great way to kick off the winter break! Thanks for coming up Adam, the kids were thrilled to have you!
I will be blogging about our weekly adventures in Media and Technology, so be sure to visit often! We're always doing something cool! :)