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Showing posts from November, 2014

MakerKid's Club-Shadow Puppets and Theaters

In our Monday Morning First Grade MakerKid's Club we have been working hard on creating shadow puppets for the last several weeks.  This week we created our theaters and took everything home to share with family and friends over the holiday weekend.  

Decorating a shadow puppet theater stage.
Puppet theaters ready for the picking.  
Some of us working on puppets and others working on theater stages.
Hard at work.  We would check our puppets under the doc camera and iterate if they didn't look quite the way we wanted them to.
Loved seeing tweets from families that enjoyed their kiddos shadow puppet show.  I hope this encourages kids to make additional puppets and develop new stories and scenarios.

Genius Hour Learning...
Learning to knit with pencils...waiting for our knitting needles to come in!
Using our MakerSpace whiteboard to plan the upcoming LCTV5 Newscast. 
Finding out what is possible with LittleBits.
Amazing learning, questioning, and  inquiry is happening every day at LC!
The Official Lewis & Clark Library Maker Center Logo 
We Read, Make, and Think at LC!
Designed by 4th and 5th graders Thomas, Jack, Hayes, Seth, and Riley.

Big Hero 6 Inspiration

I LOVE that one of my students shared this story and picture with me.
After seeing the movie, Big Hero 6, Tate was really inspired to build his own creation.  He asked his dad for some boxes and went to work.  The picture below is his creation...The Tate'atron 3,000.  He explained that it has wheels, built in protections from his sisters:), and a bracelet inside that has voice capabilities.  So creative!  Way to make Tate!

Book Review: Lulu and the Cat in the Bag by Hillary McKays

Have you ever found a mysterious bag on your doorstep? Well in the book Lulu and the Cat in the Bag, Nan, Lulu's grandmother is not an animal person at all.  But when Lulu and her cousin Mellie find a mysterious bag on Lulu's doorstep, the last thing they expect to be in there is a big margold colored cat.  Read Lulu and the Cat in the Bag to find out what happens next.
Don't miss Hillary McKays other  books including... 1. Lulu and the Duck in The Park  2. Lulu and the Dog from The Sea 3. Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door
Reviewed by Ava

Book Review: Soccer Star by Mina Javaherbin

The book Soccer Star, is an Everybody book that all kids would like.  Soccer Star is about an amazingly kind young man named Paulo Marcelo Feliciano.  He loves to play soccer.  He believes every person on his team will shine someday.    His sister's name is Maria. Maria loves to play soccer and she wants to be on her brothers team, but she can't because there's a rule, "no girls aloud.''  I really like this book because it shows kindness and respect and that's why you should read the book Soccer Star. Reviewed by Jenna

Dean Pitchford Author Visit

Author Dean Pitchford had my students on the edge of their seats as he shared his books!  What an amazing storyteller.  We were all so starstruck by this talented gentleman before he came and by the end of his visit, we were so excited about his books that they were all checked out by the beginning of the next day.  If you don't recognize his name, check out his website!  Here is a hint to the genius of this man...he wrote Footloose!!!  
Thanks Dean for the fabulous visit and a very pleasant dinner.