This week the club members programmed their pis to be turtles, move in a square and also programmed the pi to ask questions and react to the answers. Next week, we move into speaking robots. Lots of fun and lots of great thinking happening. Hoping to have more students experience the Raspberry Pi during the 4th quarter.
Raspberry Pi Club started today. A big thanks to our PSA for the grant to have this club and to Mr. Carlson, our Assistant Director of Technology for designing and running the course. Today students learned about their credit card size computer, logged in, installed a new operating system and got the internet up and running on their monitors. We are really excited to see what students come up with during the course of the club. Please follow Mr. Carlson’s blog if you want to learn more about what is happening in the club!
Thursday was a great day for 8th graders studying the Population Project.
Speakers from diverse backgrounds engaged our students with presentations and question/answer sessions that expanded and deepened their understanding.
Follow this link to the Guest Speakers page to see what they shared with us!
–This post is credited to Mr. Coleman and Mr. Currey. Find more information about the Population Project at this link.
The MS HOPE Club had a very nice trip on Saturday to the Hope Foundation School in Tigri. They led science/math activities (magnets, balancing, and tangrams) with 24 kids.
The Tigri kids rarely have opportunities for “hands-on” science. They pretty much loved all of it. The director of the school hopes we can expand on science in the future!
It was so exciting that our AES girls were fostering an interest in science and math for the Indian girls at the Tigri School. It was also delightful to see our AES kids reach new understanding of phenomena themselves as they arranged activities for the the children to interact with the materials and the ideas.
Trash to treasure gives kid a platform to try out their hands on dead stuff to recreate their own art piece . It is all about inspiring kids to bring forth hidden creativity.
For the 18 October trip with a Halloween theme, the m.s. Hope Club members played Trick and Treat with students from Tigri School. Each child would draw a “trick” from a pumpkin (directions for a silly skit or stunt). After performing for the entire class, the “tricker” would get a treat. Then children all made masks. A great time with much laughter and many smiles.
Check out this fun video of students learning a Mandarin song in Foundational Mandarin class:
Visiting cellist, Christian Pierre LaMarca, performed on a Stradivarius earlier this week at the Imperial Hotel. His teacher was Rostropovich; in soccer it would be like have Jose Maurinho be your private coach.
Alessia Montecalvo and Shaila Prasad enjoy the workshop with Christian Pierre LaMarca.