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#30 Reading Enrichment: Growth Mindset Part 1

FIXED vs GROWTH MINDSET

Do you have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset?  Does it depend on the situation?  Do you believe you are born with innate talents and gifts?  Find the answers to these questions and more by checking out the resources below.
  1. Video from John Spencer: https://youtu.be/M1CHPnZfFmU
  2. Cartoons and Growth Mindset: https://youtu.be/0Q6a_rD85X0

Common Lit is a great resource full of reading passages.  Check out the 2 reading passages that relate to a Growth Mindset.

  1. A QUICK NOTE ON GETTING BETTER AT DIFFICULT THINGS by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  2. I PRACTICED by JonArno Lawson

Write about your mindset.  You can model your writing after the reading passages (i.e. something you struggled to learn or a poem) or come up with your own way of expressing your thoughts on mindset.  Share your writing with the EY Coordinator at your building.

Early Enrichment #36: Sign Language

Do you know sign language?  Can you spell your name in sign language?  The next 5 Early Enrichment Mini Challenges will help you to learn how to sign your name, common requests, and more!

Week 1:  Animals

After watching the videos, you can…

  1. create a video of yourself doing 5 animal signs.
  2. work with a partner (if it’s OK with your teacher) and create a video of 10 animal signs.
  3. make a class video where each child does a different animal sign.

Image taken from: https://pixabay.com/p-28716/?no_redirect

WOW! That’s Engineering Event Sept 30, 2017

Who: 6th-10 Grade Girls interested in engineering fields 
When: Saturday, September 30, 2017 – 8:30 AM to 3 PM
Where: College of Saint Mary
7000 Mercy Road
Omaha NE  68106
Cost: FREE!! Pre-registration is required due to limited space.
Parents & Educators are welcome to join us for our Parent & Educator Track!!
Our event is aimed at encouraging young women to pursue careers in Engineering and Technology!
Students will experience:
Mechanical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Systems Engineering
Registration Materials  Click here
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Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

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Do you love art and animals? If so, this is the contest for you! The deadline for submission is March 1st, 2018, so review the contest rules and start creating.

  • All entries are to be submitted electronically at endangered.org/submit-your-art. (See “Submitting Artwork” section below for details on sending student art.)
  • All artwork must depict species chosen from one of the lists as noted in “Subject Matter” (below). We will make no exceptions to this rule.
  • Entries must be received by March 1, 2018. Late entries will not be judged.
  • All entries become the property of the Endangered Species Coalition.

2018 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

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#25 Math Minute: Sweet Math

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You can think of almost anything as a math problem!

Ms. Fibonacci in Math Curse by Jon Scieszka

This week’s math minute has you diving into a box of donuts and solving a variety of math problems.  Correctly answer all the problems on the worksheet and win donuts for your class!  You can work individually or as a class.  Due to the complexity of some of the questions, It’s acceptable to use your resources (ie. teacher, older brother or sister, Internet to look up a formula, etc.) and ask for help.

“Donut” let this opportunity slip by!
Start solving these “sweet” math problems today!

Click here for a .pdf version of the questions

Click here for a digital version of the questions

Calling all doodlers!

 

 

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It’s time to start sketching, because this year’s Doodle 4 Google contest is OPEN!
K-12 students are invited to bring their imagination to life in a doodle of the Google logo, using any medium they choose. The winner’s artwork will be featured on the Google homepage

Doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists.

Check out the contest page to see past winners and to get some ideas! Start working on some sketches.

Google Doodle Page

 

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codeCraft at AIM Brain Exchange

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codeCraft Explorers offers youth the opportunity to experience a variety of technologies. No previous experience is needed! All sessions are self-contained, so feel free to attend one or all sessions.

WHERE:  AIM Brain Exchange – 1902 Howard St, Omaha, NE 68102 – View Map

WHEN: Saturdays at 9:00 am

  • August 13 and 27
  • September 10 and 24
  • October 8 and 22
  • November 12 and 26
  • December 10

Sign up for these free events by registering here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/codecraft-explorers-tickets-24433340780

#18 Reading enRichment: Word Fit Puzzle App

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It’s time to slash and burn your way through the competition of Word Fit Puzzle! It’s more like swipe and drag, but it’s no less thrilling or satisfying when you dominate the Word Puzzle battlefield! The action is fast and intense, it has to be, because the clock is ticking and it’s not your friend unless you’re quick thinking and lightning with the swipe and the drop!

Word Fit puzzle is a new generation of crossword puzzle game (sometimes known as Criss-Cross). There are no clues, only words to choose, spaces to fill, and plenty of quick thinking competition to battle! Who’s the competition? Yourself!  Beat your own times and learn some new words while you’re at it!

This isn’t just playtime, though!  Each time you play a round, find a word from your puzzle that is unfamiliar to you.  Take the time to look up the definition and post it in the comments section below.

Click here to download this free app!

Learn and enjoy!