On October 15th, the FWP Library hosted its first Global Cardboard Challenge! We had about ten families attend and create some amazing projects, including a cat entertainment center, ghost-catching unit, foosball table, dollhouse, Whack-a-Mole game, pet friends, and many more!
Saturday, October 15th, 2016
Based on the short documentary “Caine’s Arcade” about a young boy in East Los Angeles who builds an elaborate cardboard arcade in his free time, the Global Cardboard Challenge gives children an opportunity to collaborate, learn, and build the things they imagine through Creative Play. The Challenge lets children explore their interests and passions; teaches critical thinking, resourcefulness, perseverance, teamwork and other 21st century skills; and brings communities together to foster and celebrate child creativity!
What: Global Cardboard Challenge
Who: Parker students of all ages + their family members
When: Saturday, October 15th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: The Kovler Family Library
Why: To work together, get creative, and to play!
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, visit http://imagination.is/our-projects/cardboard-challenge/
To see the video that started the movement, go to: https://youtu.be/faIFNkdq96U
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
Camp NaNoWriMo comes to the library in April!
This April, the library is challenging Middle and Upper School students to write 15,000 words in 30 days as part of the worldwide Camp NaNoWriMo (www.campnanowrimo.org). An off-shoot of National Novel Writing Month, Camp NaNoWriMo aims to inspire would-be authors to write as fast as they can in order to outrun their inner editor. The library will be holding "write-in" events in April and will cap off the month with a celebration for all successful writers. Copies of all the completed books will live on the library shelves, so you'll be able to check them out and see what our writers are capable of.
If you're interested in joining the fun, stop by the library and let us know. The deadline for sign-up is Thursday, March 31st.