October was also the month of our grand opening of the Lewis Tiger Cafe - our very own maker/design space for students. Thanks to the hard work of Mrs. Jeffers, Mrs. Kelley, Mrs. Rhodus, and Mrs. Nebel, our students have a space to develop their creative problem-solving skills and learn some basics of the design process. We have been collecting recyclable materials, art supplies, and purchasing some construction toys. The "old" computer lab has been transformed into a space for creating and collaborating.
A big THANK YOU to the Gregg Williams Foundation for their grant to purchase construction sets that students can use to create structures and models exploring some engineering principles. Each class will visit this space in place of some of their computer lab sessions during specials. It all begins with learning how to share the spaces within the room and how to take care of the materials. From there, students will learn how to collaboratively design solutions to "problems" using a variety of materials. They will get to explore some technology toys that incorporate coding to program characters or machines. We are very excited to be able to offer this opportunity to our students so they can learn to work with others and solve problems that could help them in the future!We will keep you posted with lots of pictures and stories of the work they do in the coming months. Stop by and see it when you are in the building for parent/teacher conferences.
Christi Rice | Principal Lewis Elementary
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