STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)
Battle of the Books
This will be a team of seven 5th graders who will read from a set list of books and come together once a week during lunch, to demonstrate their abilities and discuss their knowledge of the books they have read. In January, they will compete at the Loveland Public Library once a week with students from other schools to determine who knows these books the best, with the final competition being held mid-February. If your student is in 5th grade, loves to read, and has a knack for recalling stories, they will love being part of our team. Help us give Carrie Martin bragging rights to being Reader Leaders! We will try to get books donated, but there may be a small fee to buy books.
Starting October 30th, we will be holding a before-school Technology Club every Friday morning starting at 7:30am for 4th and 5th graders. We will be working on computer programming projects using Scratch, HTML and Python. These projects will be iterative and build on previous weeks and involve some teamwork. As such, a commitment is necessary when registering for Technology Club. We will be conducting two 11 week project sessions that will run through the remainder of the academic year. There will be a maximum of 8 students allowed in each session. Interested students will fill out an application. We do not anticipate a fee for this club and will use the technology lab.
The DI program is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic Challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning. Our participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process. Teams may showcase their solutions at a tournament. There will be 2 teams of up to 7 members each meeting Thursday after school from November through March. This club requires a firm time commitment because if a member drops out, they cannot be replaced. There will be a $25 fee to cover solution materials.
Staff Sponsored Activities
The following activities are sponsored by Carrie Martin staff and more information will be available as the programs start.
The following activities are sponsored by Thompson school district and all students may participate, even if there isn’t a local school club. You can find out more information at the district website http://thompsonschools.org under “Academics” then “Extracurricular Enrichment”.