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Technology

Ashley Christen

Ashley Christen

Read the latest news about the students’ work in Technology class on the Toledo Campus for students in Levels 1-8. Ashley Christen is the technology teacher and school librarian.

You’re Invited to Scratch Day

Coordinated by Katie and Maureen Metzger

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  • When: Wednesday, May 6, from 3:30 – 5 p.m.
  • Where: Toledo Campus East Building Tech Lab
  • Who: 3rd – 6th level
  • What: Scratch Day is a day for students who want to learn Scratch, or have already learned it. There will be many activities for students without accounts, and anyone with a Scratch account will be able to share some of their projects in a show-and-tell.

What is Scratch?

Scratch is a programming language for kids developed at MIT. There is a website for kids to learn scratch programming and share their projects. It is very simple and easy, but is sometimes used to make very complicated projects. Some Scratchers like to post art or animations on scratch, while others post games, simulations, or stories.

If you are interested in attending, please email jschoepf@wsmctoledo.org.

It is National Library Week! The American Library Association started National Library Week in 1958 to promote library use and support. Come on in and visit the library at West Side Montessori.  Read poems to Papa Bear, select a peace activity, or craft a bookmark!

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Choose a poetry book to read to Papa Bear!

Technology is a tool that can be used in many productive ways.  However, overuse can lead to a variety of social, emotional, and even health problems.  Technology is here to stay, but you may ask how you can help your child balance their time.  The following two websites give tips and advice for balancing screen time in your home.

https://www.fosi.org/good-digital-parenting/balancing-screen-time/

http://www.ikeepsafe.org/be-a-pro/balance/

To honor Theodor Giesel’s (Dr. Seuss) birthday on March 2nd, the library has been decorated with beautiful artwork created by WSM’s students in Art class. Even Papa Bear dressed up for the occasion.   Come on in and take a look!

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The Lower Elementary has been researching United States landmarks.  They are finishing up their research and will be presenting this week and next.

First Level- Typed their research in Microsoft Word.  They changed font sizes and colors, inserted an image, and also inserted a hand drawing of their landmark. Look for their final copy to be coming home!

Second Level-Created a PowerPoint with their information.  They added a design template, transitions, sounds, and inserted a image of their landmark.  They will present their PowerPoint on the big screen in Technology.  If you would like a copy of your child’s PowerPoint, send me an e-mail.

Third Level- Created a poster in Microsoft Publisher. They designed the layout of the poster and inserted images.  They peer edited and revised their work many times. A print out of their work will be coming home.

 

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