The Shelf Life

Volume 1 Issue 14

Hour of Code

Thank you to everyone who came and participated in Hour of Code Open House, Friday, December 11. Students enjoyed coding and received one-on-one instruction from University of Kansas School of Engineering students. A special thanks to Mrs. Beason-Manes for organizing our event this year. #cougarscode

Winter Reading Recommendations: Mrs. Gordon

Mrs. Gordon created a list of recommended reading for Winter Break, complete with call numbers for easy searching, come in and check out these titles:

  • Winter Town (F Emo)
  • The Long Winter (Series F Wil)
  • What My Mother Doesn't Know (F Son)
  • Girl Online (F Sug)
  • Shiver Series (F Sti)

Makerbot is HERE!

The SMS Makerspace will be up and running after winter break! UPS delivered our 3D printer and thanks to Mr. Johnson the room has a splash of vibrant color. Looking for ideas on how to utilize our new space?


  • The Maker Movement Manifesto, Mark Hatch
  • Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering and Engineering in the Classroom, S. Martinez


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