December is an exciting month as the holiday spirit finds us! We are really looking forward to the Christmas concert which will be on Wednesday, December 13th at Lamont High School. Doors will open at 6:30 and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. We hope to see you all there!
We are collecting non-perishable food items, new mittens, scarves, toques or socks until the end of January! These items will be supplied to those in need. Again, thank you for support!
Have a safe and restful holiday season!
Makerspaces At Lamont Elementary
Makerspace at Lamont
At Lamont Elementary, we are in the process of designing a Makerspace area, where students can invent, create and experience hands-on learning.
What is a Makerspace?
A Makerspace allows for authentic innovation and invention, it embraces new ideas and challenges, and it allows for students to pursue their passions and explore open-ended tasks. Makerspace allows for educators to personalize learning, work as a guide with students of all abilities and dig deep into projects that combine many subject area disciplines at once. “Making means learning through trial and error, through practical application, and through hands-on experience in a social environment,” according to the Makerspace Resources Task Force of the Young Adult Library Services Association.
A Makerspace can include high-tech and low-tech options for kids to use. At Lamont, we will be trialing several high tech options this year (including animation, robotics and coding) as well as lower-tech options like building kits, Lego, rock explorations and Tinker Toys. For more information about Makerspaces check out the following links Parenting Today or What are the benefits?.
Wanted: Makerspace Materials for December
- Cardboard (any thickness, any size! Shoe boxes, flattened cardboard, small cardboard boxes are all needed)
- Toilet paper rolls/Paper towel rolls
- Tape (Duct, hockey, clear, masking or decorative)
- Blocks/Lego Pieces
- Recycled Plastic or Glass Containers
- Odds and Ends Craft Supplies (Stickers, Scissors, Stamps, Decorative Flowers, etc)
All donations for Makerspaces can be brought in to Miss Sereda in the main office. Thanks in advance!
Important Dates and Times
For a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2017-18 school year, refer to the EIPS Division Calendar.
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