One of our fourth grade teachers was fortunate enough to travel to Japan this summer. Influenced by the trip, and wanting to share the experience with her students, Mrs. Urquidi set up a partnership with a teacher in Japan. Students will engage in a pen-pal experience this year, but with a STEM twist! To introduce the project, Mrs. Urquidi set up a Blendspace (a digital bulletin board platform).
Jean Reidy joined the 4th graders at Indian Peaks via Skype. They were brought together via the Skype in the Classroom program. The children's book author visited with students to share her 10 best tips for authors. She also took time to answer specific student questions.
Due to an amazing partnership with the Casa de la Esperanza community, Indian Peaks hosted a STEM Night Thursday at the Casa Learning Center. The event included many opportunities for students to play and learn with STEM gadgets, including Spheros, Cubelets, Dash & Dot robots, iPads, Chromebooks, MagFormers building sets, Snap Circuits, Squishy Circuits, and more! Thanks to all of the volunteers from the Longmont community and Innovation Center! Stay tuned for more events this summer at the Learning Center.
The IPES STEM Leadership Team is sponsoring a school SPIRIT WEEK beginning March 30th. They have selected and voted on activities that are hopefully available for all students. Please help encourage students to get involved! Spirit Week:
Monday (3/30) Snack Day (Bring your own snack to school.)
Tuesday (3/31) Teacher Appreciation Day (Show thanks to your hard-working teachers.)
Wednesday (4/1) Pay it Forward Day (Do something nice for others, and they'll do something nice for someone else!)