It was an evening full of coding, creativity, and hands-on STEAM activities for EISD students from Kindergarten though eighth grade. I was happy to work with Fred Benitez to share a family/student session on coding with Scratch Jr. After a few tips on how to use the program, students created their own stories using Scratch Jr as their parents looked on and offered suggestions. We then shared our coding creations with each other on the big screen (thanks to the amazing new Computer Science Design Lab room). Next door, WHS Computer Science teacher Lynn Rosier worked with older students to code more advanced projects using more advanced coding languages. Around the building, students and families explored 3-D printing, and robots...so many robots! We were so grateful for the help and support of many Eanes teachers, Ed Techs, high school students, and volunteers. We cannot wait for the next installment of Family Coding Night!
Two amazing VVE Cardinal moms -- Anita Lakshman and Maile Kono Wells -- have once again put together an amazing VVE International Day. On this third year of the event, students in grades K - 5 watched Irish Dancers, 2nd & 3rd graders listened to and danced with a German Polka band, and Kindergarteners and 1st graders rotated through VVE Parent Volunteer centers. Kindergarteners made a Costa Rican craft, heard a West African folk tale about Anansi, learned about Ireland, and made Indian Rangoli art. First graders learned a Jewish song, participated in a lesson about England (with handwritten cards explaining different British landmarks, learned about Korean culture, and learned about ancient Mayans (from a professor of Mayan history)! VVE is so blessed to have so many creative families who are willing to share their time and talents teaching our Cardinals about our world. We look forward to learning more throughout the year!! (More photos and videos will be added to our VVE International Day blog -- see the link in the navigation bar to the right.)
VVE Tech & Learning
Holly Moore, Educational Technologist, shares student learning here, in our Cardinal Community Blog.