Items tagged with Grade7

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. Drop by and build something together. Ages 8 & up

MakerSpace, The Great Hall
Maker Movement, Teen
Maker

Grades 4-7: EV3 LEGO Mindstorms Tinkershop

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Join the staff of CompuChild for a four-day program to build LEGO EV3 robots and program them. (Note: The program runs the full four days.)  Learn about mechanical and software design, loops, conditional statements, problem solving and teamwork skills. Work in small groups, program and build your robot, and rise to the challenge. We will have instructions to build robot as well as challenges added to each class for students to think creative and sensor control the robot to avoid obstacles, pick up and carry objects. For grades 4-7

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, April 6 and we can fill your spot.

Questions? Contact Margaret Pastel at mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org.

Weeks Seminar Room
Maker Movement
Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
Maker

WestportREADS 2017: Drawing Kindness

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When somone is kind to us, we know how great it makes us feel. When we are kind to others, we create change for the good. In honor of the kindnesses shown in the book WestportREADS book Bettyville, draw, collage and color KINDNESS in ourselves and each other with artist and author Elaine Clayton. We'll make a book celebrating our communal dedication to being kind! Grades 3 to adult. Register online.

The Great Hall

The Utopia Project Fair 2017

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Students from Coleytown and Bedford Middle School present their creative Utopia projects at the Westport Library.

The Utopia Projects asks the question: Can an ideal human society be designed? Students spent two months designing a unique and efficient ideal society and then select a geographic location (on Earth or on the Moon), begin researching the natural resources of their selected location, and consider how to design a society that would sustain a population of 5,000 diverse individuals.

They were provided a list of detailed challenges to address, such as: natural resources, architecture, food and agriculture, education, transportation, economy, government structure, and even waste management. The challenge is to not only develop this ideal community, but to also create a three-dimensional model that will explain one detailed part of this utopia. 

MakerSpace, The Great Hall
Maker Movement
All ages

Assistive Technology: Tools for Students with Learning Disabilities

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Reading and language arts specialist Shelley Lacey-Castelot, ATACP, MS discusses ways to use technology to bridge the gap between performance and potential and help reading, writing, note-taking and other essential skills. This overview will include a discussion of smart choices in AT for students in middle school, high school and beyond. Adult to middle school ages

Community sponsor: Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities 

Shelley Lacey-Castelot, ATACP, MS is an expert in the use of assistive technology (AT) for students with learning disabilities. She is the Director and owner of Literacy Solutions, providing evaluations and instructional design for reading, writing and math AT use at home and at school, and an authority on the use of speech-recognition software. A former teacher, she is a certified reading and language arts consultant as well as holding her ATACP certificate in assistive technology.

McManus Room
Talks & Readings
Education
Grade6, Grade7, Grade8, Grade9

WestportMAKES: Zombie Laser Maze

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Join the MakerSpace Team on Sunday, October 30 to build--and then run through--a zombie-themed laser maze! From 1:00-2:00 come help us build the maze and then run through the finished product between 2:00 and 4:30!

MakerSpace, The Great Hall
Maker Movement
All ages

WestportMAKES: Zombie Flash Mob with Chris Crowe

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Maker-in-Residence sculptor Chris Crowe will turn YOU into a zombie with makeup and special effects!

Stop by the MakerSpace on Sunday, October 30 between 1:00 and 4:30 and then join us at 5:00 for a ZOMBIE FLASH MOB and mini zombie movie in downtown Westport!

Please note: Chris will be using LATEX accessories and you WILL GET MESSY.
 


 

Chris Crowe is a local sculptor and a familiar face at the Library. He's the creator of our dragon, Bradbury, and he's led several workshops including wand-making at our Harry Potter 2016 event and comic-book creation TinkerShops.   

MakerSpace, The Great Hall
Maker Movement
All ages

DATE CHANGE: WestportMAKES: Zombie Laser Maze

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30!

Join the MakerSpace Team on Saturday, October 29 to build--and then run through--a zombie-themed laser maze! From 10:00-12:00 come help us build the maze and then run through the finished product between noon and 4:00!

MakerSpace, The Great Hall
Maker Movement
All ages

POSTPONED WestportMAKES: Zombie Flash Mob with Chris Crowe

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THIS EVENT IS RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

Maker-in-Residence sculptor Chris Crowe will turn YOU into a zombie with makeup and special effects!

Stop by the MakerSpace on Sunday, October 30 between 1:00 and 4:30 and then join us at 5:00 for a ZOMBIE FLASH MOB and mini zombie movie in downtown Westport!

Please note: Chris will be using LATEX accessories and you WILL GET MESSY.
 


 

Chris Crowe is a local sculptor and a familiar face at the Library. He's the creator of our dragon, Bradbury, and he's led several workshops including wand-making at our Harry Potter 2016 event and comic-book creation TinkerShops.   

MakerSpace, The Great Hall
Maker Movement
All ages

HomeworkHelp: GradesK-8

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A certified Westport teacher will be available to provide homework support for grades K-8. 

Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm
& Thursdays from 5-6 pm.
No registration required. Just drop in.

For further information, contact Mary Parmelee
(mparmelee [at] westportlibrary [dot] org)

Smilow Family Children's Library