Friday, September 8, 2017

Fun with Fossils!

Are you curious about fossils?  Play a dino dig game and learn fun facts about the types of fossils that you can find!

Dino Dig

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

CODING and Physics Websites!

If you have an ipad at home, please download the free app Scratch Jr. to practice basic coding skills at home!
Scratch Jr. has some great free games, most for 2nd grade and up.  Have fun creating interactive programs!

Consider trying to build a bridge using this fun website. It is challenging, but cool!

Bridge Building

Each student in grades 2-4 has their own student access code to move through a limited number of coding lessons:
kodable - coding lessons

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Full STEAM Ahead! What is a Makerspace?

It's a library and it's a STEAM's a makerspace!  So what does this mean?  

Our Woodbury Heights school library has had an overhaul that gave it more space and a bit more of an open floor plan.  While the students will still be switching books, they won't be coming down for traditional Library classes. Instead, students in grades K-4 will be participating creatively in STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics. They will be doing this in what we fondly refer to as our makerspace.

Your children will be learning the engineering process from the ground up...because even the youngest of learners can build and create!  We will be using many tools: drawing, adhesives, paper, reusable materials....even candy.  We will begin researching to find out how innovative, creative thinkers can change the world around them. Older students will be using chromebooks to research before designing during our design challenge time.  

Full STEAM ahead!  It's time for a great year!