Welcome to 1-C




A little bit about me: 
Hi. I am Mrs. Laura Cavallaro. I am very excited to be your child's first grade teacher for the 2015-2016 school year. I have taught first grade at both May Watts Elementary and Welch Elementary.  I look forward to a year of successful collaboration with you and your child. 

These are my two favorite teams:

These are my three favorite animals:
Shenzi(8months)
 
   Amber(passed away in the winter)        Lucy(2 years old)

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    MAKER KITS/SPACE (SEE PHOTOS)

    On Friday, October 13, our LMC director, Mrs. Domek, had the opportunity to demonstrate for our classroom what is called “maker kits”.  The students were able to work with 2 different types. Hopefully, we will go back into the LMC and do it again.

    The following are the items the children interacted with and explored:

    ·      Bee Bots:  an introduction to programing and coding floor robots in directional patterns

    ·      Dash and Dot Robots: Teaches kids how to program toy robots. It makes introducing coding fun.

    ·      Osmo combines real physical objects with the virtual world of an iPad.

    ·      Snap Circuits and LittleBits Circuits: The intuitive, color coded bits that have a specific function, (motion, lights, sound, sensors) and all the bits snap together with magnets to make larger circuits.  Building circuits is simple and intuitive, allowing students to create powerful, sophisticated electronics in a matter of minutes.

     

    These are easy to use electronic building blocks that provide the students with an opportunity to engage in powerful hands-on learning in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math).

    Below are some great concepts the kit provides:

                           BUILDING BLOCKS

    Encourages exploration, experimentation and creativity.

                         HANDS ON LEARNING

    Learning by doing provides in depth understanding of concepts with application to real life scenarios.

                          COLLABORATION

    Fosters group problem solving and teamwork with engaging design challenges

                                 CODING

    Coding teaches logic skills and problem solving, and it helps kids succeed in an increasingly digital world.

     

    The students were able to explore and create with them. It was great fun. I took some pictures and some videos.  Again, I always try to include everyone, but sometimes they move around so fast I may skip them. The photos and videos are in the photo section of my site with the others.