The badminton nets are gone, the mess hall is empty, and the tents are being taken down—Camp NaNoWriMo is closed for this year. The campers and counselors gave it their all, putting down an impressive 227,750 words in just 30 days. Of our 34 participants, nine met or exceed the 15,000 word individual goal:
In the next few weeks, you'll be able to check out (literally—they'll have barcodes and everything) books written during Camp NaNoWriMo, so make sure to stop by and page through the work of our soon-to-be-famous authors!
This month, the Library Team, led by Ms. Beebe and Ms. Coleman, set out to introduce our Junior Kindergarten students to the basic ideas of coding. Over a five week period we created lessons that combined an understanding of story structure with introducing coding and coding language using robots and accessible iPad apps.
Students used several coding robots including Ozobot, Cubetto, and BeeBot. They were also introduced to two iPads apps, Foos and Daisy the Dinosaur. Students worked in small groups, rotating through the different options so all students were able to experience each of the robots and apps.
NEW BOOKS IN APRIL