Items tagged with Grade6

Advanced Robotics Club: LEGO NXT/EV3

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robotics Build and program robots with Lego EV3 or Lego NXT kits with staff from CompuChild. Projects may include: a music box, silly walk robot, cars, drawing ‘bots, and toys/animals.

LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set is a hands-on, cross-curricular STEM solution that engages students by providing the resources to design, build and program their creations while helping them develop essential skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.
Grades 4-8.

For further information, please contact Margaret Pastel (mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org).

Limit 15; free with a $15 refundable deposit; register online. 

This is a free program for those who attend. Because we are able to admit only a limited number of students, you will be charged $15 upon registration. A full refund will be issued upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org and we can fill your spot.

Program Room
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Electronics Surprise Workshop

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Join MakerSpace inventor Mike Altis in discovering what's in the new do-it-yourself electronics box from Ada Fruit. The Adabox is filled with curated Adafruit products focused around a theme the will help learning in one area in the world of do-it-yourself electronics. Register online; limit 6. Ages 10 & up

MakerSpace
Maker Movement, Teen
Maker

On-Camera Acting Workshop for Kids: Grades 4-7

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Actress, singer and dancer Alexa Lane leads this on-camera acting intensive workshop which introduces young actors to the skills needed to perform in theatrical productions, commercials, film and television. Topics covered include acting technique, how to approach a script, character development, cold reading and commercial acting. All students will work on-camera and receive a video of their work for review. Grades 4-7. Register online (coming soon).

Class includes:

  • Individual monologues for auditions and interviews for agents and managers
  • Scene study
  • On camera technique
  • Audition technique and Cold Reading
  • Voice and Diction
  • Mindfulness techniques to calm nervous energy
  • Commercial Acting

Alexa Lane has made it her mission to help others develop their artistic gifts, and live a healthy, joyful life. As a professional dancer, singer, and actress, Alexa performed in a variety of musical theatre, television, and film productions in the United States and Europe. Her credits include: Sweet Charity, Singin’ in the Rain, Sugar Babies, My One and Only, The Runner Stumbles, The Matchmaker, Street Scene and Days of Our Lives.

Alexa is a proud member of the theatrical unions Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. She holds a degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Exercise Science and multiple certifications in fitness and wellness. She studied dance in Connecticut and New York and is trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, and musical theatre. She studied acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York.

Alexa is the author of two audiobooks on yoga, Illumine and Yoga Breakthrough, and has been featured as a leading expert on Fitness and Wellness both online and on television. She is currently working on Child Evolve, a documentary film about the benefits of yoga and mindfulness for children that she created, directed, and choreographed. You may learn more about Alexa and her classes on her studio website www.SomaSamadhi.com or www.alexalane.com.
 

Program Room
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Grade7, Grade6, Grade5, Grade4

Honors, APs, GPAs and College Admissions—What You Need To Know about The Changes at SHS

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Andrea Graziano, Director of College Advising at International College Counselors, addresses the issues surrounding the overhaul of the grading system at Staples High School for the Class of 2021 and beyond. The controversial decision to eliminate the weighted grading system for AP and Honors classes could result in lower GPAs for students who take challenging classes. What does this mean for your student – and their chances of getting into their dream school? 

Middle school age & up

Andrea Graziano is a Director of College Advising at International College Counselors in Connecticut. She graduated with honors from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and received a Master’s Degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is an award-winning reporter, writer and editor. Ms. Graziano has spent several years working with high school students brainstorming, crafting and editing their college admissions essays, making them one of the strongest components of their college applications. Before joining International College Counselors, Ms. Graziano was the Chief Content Officer for Daily Voice, a network of hyper local news sites covering New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. She was also a trainer and consultant for TAPInto, working closely with young writers to help them improve their skills.
 

The Westport Library strives to help students meet their goals as they prepare for college. This series, Countdown to College, aims to provide resources for students and parents to help students to prepare academically, socially and emotionally for college.
Link to resource guide on these topics.

Program Room
Teen, Talks & Readings
Grade6, Grade7, Grade8, Grade9

Family Rummikub: Grades3&up

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Know how to play? Great!
Want to learn? Even better! 
Grades 3 & up

Program Room
Family
Fun, Teen

LEGO EV3 TinkerShops : Grades 6-8

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For students entering Grades 6-8 in fall 2018. Build and program robots with Lego EV3 kits. Projects may include: a music box, silly walk robot, cars, drawing ‘bots, and toys/animals. Participants should bring iphones or android phones to the TinkerShop to control their robots. Grades 6-8.

Register online.

TinkerShop for Grades 4-5 link.

This is a free program for those who attend. Because we are able to admit only a limited number of students, you will be charged $30 upon registration. A full refund will be issued upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org by Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and we can fill your spot. 

Program Room
Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

"Out with the Old" Take-It-Apart Workshop

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Back by popular demand! Take apart the MakerSpace's old or broken electronics and see how they work. Join inventor Mike Altis to explore the insides of machines, learn about tools and possibly create your own machine. 
Ages 10 through adult
Free; just drop in.

 

Maker Movement
Maker

Teen Photography Exhibit

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Enjoy the results of the 6th annual teen photo contest on the theme,  “Portraits of Westport.” The winners were selected by local professional photographer Pamela Einarsen. The exhibit will be on display from July 26-September 6 at Suzuki Music School, 246 Post Road East, Westport. (Phone: 203.227.9474)

Left, Winner for 2017 by Seren Becker

 

Suzuki Music School
Teen

Awards Ceremony & Reception: Teen Photography Contest

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Enjoy the results of the 6th annual teen photo contest on the theme,  “Portraits of Westport.” The winners, who were selected by local professional photographer Pamela Einarsen, will be announced. The exhibit will be on display from July 26-September 6 at Suzuki Music School, 246 Post Road East, Westport.

Left, Winner for 2017 by Seren Becker

 

Suzuki Music School
Teen

Teen Photography Contest

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Enter the 6th annual Teen Photography Contest! This year’s theme is “Portraits of Westport.” What represents Westport to you? A picture of the Saugatuck River? An image of a tamale from the Farmer’s Market? Or maybe a photo of your grandmother? Whatever Westport means to you, capture it in a photograph and share it with us!

This contest is open to Fairfield County residents in incoming grades 6-12 (excluding recent graduates). Please fill out our submission form online and email high-resolution* jpgs to westportteenphoto [at] gmail [dot] com. Photos should be titled with "first name last name" format and numbers if submitting more than one photo. Example: "JaneDoe1.jpg.” Maximum of three photographs per student. Winners will be judged by local professional photographer Pamela Einarsen.

Submission deadline is Saturday, July 14. Winners will be notified by Tuesday, July 24 and will be featured in an art show at the Suzuki Music School. The opening reception and awards ceremony will take place at the Suzuki Music School (246 Post Road East, Westport) on Thursday, July 26 from 5-6 pm. The exhibit will be on display from July 26-September 6.

*To submit high-res images from your phone, choose “Actual Size” when emailing. For digital cameras, choose “JPEG-Large” and set the image quality at “FINE.”
 

Left, Winner for 2017 by Seren Becker

 

Other
Teen