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#38: Duplicator Lab Riddles

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.

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Family Code Night

You’re invited to Family Code Night at Westside Middle School. Bring the whole family for a fun evening of computer programming. Don’t know how to computer program? No worries, there will be plenty of activities for the whole family to learn.
Date: December 7
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Westside Middle School Library
Stations Include:
Sign-Up Here:  https://goo.gl/forms/ZiSEQRIsGex10jNw2

#31 Reading Enrichment: Growth Mindset Part 2

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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#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.

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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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#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 earn a round prize. 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

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