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STEAM LAB- Mrs. Smith

Technology is a vital tool in our students education. 
At Eastfield the students have access to computers in their classrooms and two labs.
Students in grades K - 5 are scheduled to come to the lab once a week.
They will be learning to sign in using their own emails, typing skills, internet safety, coding, how to work as a team, and so much more. 
Open times are available for classroom teacher to bring their students for additional computer time. 
 
This year we will be implementing centers as part of the STEM lab. This will ensure that the kids get to do a variety of things and stay engaged during the class time. This will also allow students to get extra help and practice with learning to sign in with their emails and how to be self efficient and safe on a computer. I have added a maker space to our Lab that will let the students have free time to create their own version out of recyclables, legos, play dough, drawing, etc. of what we are learning about that week. 
I am very excited to get to know all the students and I cannot wait to see what this year holds!
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Its almost FALL!!! My favorite time of the year! I am going to have kids outside searching like squirrels. This Month we have a few changes. 3rd Grade will be learning about Totem Poles during class. We will be discussing totem poles, building our own totem poles, and discovering our very own spirit animal. We will talk about how we can use our spirit animals characteristics at school and out of school. Students will learn how to build an apple annihilator (wrecking ball), leaf glider, study a leave's veins, make leaf art with their collection of leaves, and build an acorn chute! Then we will have an awesome Fall break!! 
                                                                                          

*What is the Hour of Code? The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.

*What is Code.org? Code.Org is a website that we use starting the 2nd 9 weeks. It uses text and visual based programming like Blockly that offers drag and drop commands to complete a task. This website teaches the fundamentals of coding from K-5th grade and prepares them for learning coding and computer science beyond elementary school.

*What is Typing Club? Typing club is a website that the students use to build up their typing skills which is a very valuable skill to have. It syncs to their emails to make it easier to access and continue where they left off and to keep track of where their progress is.
 
*What is a STEM Lab? STEM is science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In the STEM lab we research topics, have teacher and student guided projects and experiments using recycled materials, we create and invent, practice our sign ins, email, and typing skills to become more independent, and learn to work as a team and collaborate to solve problems and improve an experiment. 
 
*What is ABCYA? Abcya is a website with learning based games. It is used for different topics and free time if available each class. 
 
 
Daily Class Schedule
Monday: 
8:00-8:50 Hughes 5th
9:35-10:35 Open
10:40-11:40 Planning
12:15-1:15 Campo 2nd
1:30-2:30 Flores 1st 
 
Tuesday: 
8:00-8:50 Planning
9:35-10:35 Fortenberry 3rd
10:40-11:40 Open
12:15-1:15 Laudermilk 1st-2nd
1:30-2:30 Powell 1st
 
Wednesday: 
8:00-8:50 Martinez 5th
8:55-9:30 Planning
9:35-10:35 Capps 3rd
10:40-11:40 Allen 4th
12:15-1:15 Open
1:30-2:30 Elkins K
 
Thursday:
8:00-8:50 Branch 5th
9:35-10:35 Hunt 3rd
10:40-11:40 Hall 4th
12:15-1:15 Davis 2nd
1:30-2:30 Open
 
Friday: 
8:00-8:50 Chaffin 5th
9:35-10:35 Bianchi 3rd
10:40-11:40 Zapata 4th
12:15-1:15 Planning
1:30-2:30 Salas K
 
Saturday & Sunday = 
Happy weekend!!!