While sounds in some areas of the district include the whirring of floor waxing machines and other maintenance projects, many classrooms are alive with collaborative conversation, laughter and learning.
Many students chose summer to get ahead in math and science, taking courses for placement including Algebra 1B, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, Earth Science and Health 2.
Also in progress this week were Basketball All-Stars, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Healthy Living & Learning Camp, iPads for Students, and Wildcat Creativity Camp.
Wildcat Creativity Camp
The sold-out Wildcat Creativity Camp appealed to students in grades 4-7 who enjoy constructing and programming a robot out of Legos, building different structures to see how much weight they can hold, making props, or writing and performing an entertaining skit? Led by elementary Odyssey of the Mind and First Lego League Robotics coaches, students in Wildcat Creativity Camp are participating in a wide variety of activities designed to strengthen their ability to think outside the box. They are also engaged in a variety of games planned to cultivate teamwork skills. This eight day camp culminates in a Family Night when campers will share their newly developed creative presentations, problem solving, and robotic skills.
IPads for Students
About 20 students in grades K-3 participated in iPads for Students with the opportunity to test out many of the thousands of APPS available for student enrichment and learning in the classroom. Assessing group interest, students were given opportunity to explore APPS such as “Voice Thread”, “Toontastic” and “Sock Poppets” to create audio files, drawings, practice flash cards, handwriting and comics. “Toontastic” and “Sock Puppets” guide students through the elements of good story telling. Students went on a scavenger hunt using iPad camera photos and shared their illustrated stories with peers on the whiteboard. Parents also received a resource guide for fun learning extension at home.