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!)
3rd graders were able to travel to SVVSD's Innovation Center to further their knowledge of robotics! After walking to the neighboring space, Indian Peaks students were greeted by Innovation Center employees and welcomed to the classroom. Students rotated through three stations with Sphero robots, Cubelets, and a tour. The 3rd graders programmed Spheros to drive through mazes and jump plastic ramps. In the Cubelets lesson, students discovered more about "think, sense, and act" cubes to customize their robot designs.
Congratulations to the Kindergarteners and 1st graders from Indian Peaks for a job well done at this year's Showcase Night! Students were able to invite parents and families to attend a celebration of all their hard work throughout this first part of the year. As the night began, families strolled by STEM prototypes and viewed a slideshow of pictures from previous STEM projects. The slideshow also highlighted student work in Art class focusing on shapes and lines. As the night progressed, the music portion of the night included student narration and many winter
The Indian Peaks STEM team collaborated to create this year’s design challenge. After considering different ideas about how we could improve various spaces at our school, we agreed that the Lost and Found was in need of improvement. That led us to create a design challenge around the question, “How might we improve our Lost and Found so that we can find objects quickly and easily?”