News from Empower!

Mrs. Taylor's Update November 17th

We are finishing up our current modules this week!

I am very thankful to be at Bell Graham and share Empower with Mr. Vanderbleek! We work collaboratively together to plan and implement Empower for all students! Have a wonderful week of rest, family time and remember to be creative!!

Mrs. Kerber's Engineers in Action

Mrs. Kerber, one of our kindergarten teachers, does a phenomenal job inspiring and cultivating learners. I am SO impressed that our kindergarteners carried over what they have been learning and creating in Empower into the classroom. This video warms my heart and when I showed the kids they all cheered at the end!
K-K's Chain Reaction

Make a Difference (K-4)

If you are interested in helping out with service projects or crafts within our Empower class during Make a Difference please reach out to Mrs. Taylor!
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FLEX (foreign language exploration or foreign language experience)

Do you have a unique cultural experience? Lived abroad? Or traveled extensively to a Spanish, German, or French speaking country and have artifacts you might want to share? PLEASE reach out to Mrs. Taylor! I want to make this module as engaging as we can for our fifth graders!
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Each month a paper copy of the Monthly Maker Challenges come home in backpacks! Please submit a picture, video or bring in your creation to class! You can do this directly in Schoology by clicking on the assignment called "Maker Challenge Creation"!! You can launch your challenge to your class and school!

Monthly challenges are a way to EMPOWER the whole family to get involved and be creative! Pick one, three in a row or do them all! HAVE FUN!

Check out the EXTRA Thanksgiving week Challenges!

Each month you can explore all about our monthly Empower Hero! The Empower Hero is someone that inspires, empowers, or encourages others to change the world! They all have one thing in common... their accomplishments changed history and the way we live today!

Parents & Students: You can click on all of the pictures and visuals to learn more about our monthly Empower Hero!


Please continue to collect and send in the following materials

  • toilet paper rolls
  • paper towel rolls
  • wrapping paper rolls
  • OLD used board games (even if they are missing pieces!!)
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Differences between Parent and Student Accounts