Each month, Jay and Harm provide a new writing prompt on their blog. The writing prompt may include a small piece of the story, describe key characters, or list other criteria that your story must include.
- Check out February’s writing prompt here: https://youtu.be/B7-cVZfD9Kw
- February Contest Deadline: February 20, 2018
- All students in grades K-8 are eligible.
Calling all doodlers K-12!
What inspires you? Express it in a creative doodle!
How it Works
Prizes: Prizes include scholarships, technology for your school, and a behind the scene experience with the Doodle team!
Submissions are due March, 2, 2018
Click here for the poster
Nebraska Association for the Gifted Parent Night
with Featured Speakers Dr. Kenneth Kiewra & Devin Patterson
When: February 22, 2018
Where: Embassy Suites Old Market
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Click here for the flier
Nebraska agriculture contributes more than $23 billion to Nebraska’s economy each year. Nebraska is home to nearly 50,000 farms and ranches utilizing 91% of the state’s total land area. Nebraska IS Agriculture!
All 1st-6th grade students are invited to participate in the 15th annual Nebraska Department of Agriculture Poster Contest. The theme is: Sharing the Story of Nebraska Agriculture. Check out the poster rules here and visit the contest website at: http://www.nda.nebraska.gov/kids/
Deadline: March 1, 2018
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“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”
― Mark Twain
In early November, 2017, China opened a futuristic library. Check out articles and pictures by clicking on the links below:
There are some articles focused on a bit of controversy regarding the library including this article: https://www.ndtv.com/offbeat/chinas-futuristic-library-more-fiction-than-books-1776720
Read about China’s futuristic library and post a comment about something new you learned and/or your reaction to the library. Take it a step further and design your own library. What kind of books would you have in your library? Furniture?
NEBRASKA ROBOTICS EXPO 2018
A Loveland parent will be holding workshops on Saturdays in January to prepare for the event. All 3rd-6th grade students at Westside Elementary Schools are invited to attend. Even if a child decides he/she does not want to participate in the Expo, they are still welcome to attend the Saturday workshops.
Descriptions of the Robotics Expo events can be found by clicking the links below.
Please fill out the form linked below to reserve your spot for the Saturday workshops. They will be offered on January 6, 13, 20 and 27 (all Saturdays) in the Swanson Library basement from 3-6pm.
There is only space for 20 participants at each session.
This Math Minute is brought to you by Steve Wyborney. Steve is an award-winning teacher and instructional coach from Oregon. Check out his blog at http://www.stevewyborney.com/
For this Math Minute, complete the following steps…
Step 1: Click here to watch the Duplicator Lab Riddle
Step 2: Answer 1, 2, and/or 3 riddles posed at the end of the video.
Step 3: Give your answers to the EY Coordinator at your school.
Robot image taken from: https://pixabay.com/en/robot-machine-technology-science-312566/
What did you learn today? What mistake did you make that taught you something? What did you try hard at today? ~Carol Dweck
Learn more about Growth and Fixed Mindset by completing the LearnStorm course on Khan Academy. There are 6 activities total and each one has an accompanying worksheet (linked below).
You can either print the activity sheets yourself by clicking the links above, or you can ask your classroom teacher or the EY Coordinator at your building for copies. When you are finished with all the activities, hand in your papers to your classroom teacher or EY Coordinator. Make sure to fill out the Badge Request Form to earn your Mindset Badge.
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