Learning with Legos
K-5 Enrichment lessons this year include Legos. Small groups of students will be working with a specialized Lego Education set called the WeDo 2.0. This set contains extremely specialized building pieces for moving parts creating miniature robotic machines designed for specific tasks. The WeDo 2.0 contains blue tooth technology and downloadable software that includes a full curriculum of lessons which align to all the Next Generation Science Standards. These lessons have introduced students to the concepts of computer programming and coding. Students have learned how to be responsible with this specialized package of Legos designed to help them create and recognize real world applications that begin as Lego creations. Students have created vehicles, buildings, robots, satellite replicas and various other things on their way to learning how large scale real world things we use every day come from ideas envisioned on a smaller scale first. Younger students each work responsibly with a more basic specialized Lego set designed to stimulate creativity. Students will each complete "Certified Lego Builder" lessons in which they will each receive an actual Lego Builder Certificate and then move into specialized building activities.
Learning About the Library
Library lessons frequently focus on information that will help students become responsible and effective users of the library. This may include learning parts of a book, the differences between fiction and non-fiction, the Dewey Decimal system, and many more topics! Students will also be learning how to use our Destiny Quest Computer Catalog to help locate books that they are interested in reading. This catalog can be accessed at home through the North Nodaway R-VI homepage www.nnr6.org.