Plymouth Public Schools
Voyager Express Newsletter - November 15, 2019
Become a Film Festival Sponsor!
"If They Had Known" Community Showing
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Visual Performing Arts
Come celebrate Mrs. Jezierski's Community Art Class at the Main Street Mural Ribbon Cutting!
English Language Arts
PCIS Literacy Celebration
Science, Technology & Engineering
Coming Attractions at the Blake Planetarium
Fall Fun at PECC
The Leader in Me Student Lighthouse Beautification Project
FFES Book Fair
Coming next week!!! Book fair will be starting next week 11/20-11/22!!
Honoring Our Veterans
World Kindness Day
STEAM DAY Photos
Another HUGE thank you to our dedicated teachers who created such an incredible day of engaging activities and learning opportunities for our kiddos!
Books and Breakfast
We love to share what kids are doing, but did you know that our SES teachers never stop learning and adding to their own classroom libraries?
This morning 4th and 5th grade teachers kicked off their Friday with 'Books and Breakfast', perusing new texts to use with the topics in our social studies units of study!
Don't miss our Great Bedtime Story Night!
Engineering Bonanza with Exchange Students from Milan Italy
Algebra Scavenger Hunt!
Visitors Embrace Technology
The tech ed rooms at PSMS were buzzing with activity on Wednesday. Twenty-eight middle school students from the Collegio San Carlo in Milan, their four teachers, and four tech ed teachers from Plymouth middle schools spent the day exploring technology.
One activity was using ozobots, which are tiny programmable robots, to follow a hand-drawn maze and to knock down bowling pins. Then the ozogroove app was used on an iPad - imagine ozobots at a dance party!
Lego Mindstorms kits were used to build and program larger robots to move across the floor, pick up a tube, and take it back to where it started from.
Hand tools were used to build a mousetrap car with CDs for wheels. After assembly was complete, the car was tested to see how far it would travel. Tweaks could be made to the car to try to increase the distance.
Lastly, there was an augmented reality station where students, using iPads, could see and walk around 3D objects as if they were physically in the classroom. Students also used the iPads to go on an AR scavenger hunt. Students at this station also built creations to hover in the KODO wind tube.
Ilaria’s favorite activity was the mousetrap car. She said it was fun to make, she got to use a drill, and her group came in 2nd place! Carola liked the ozobots best; by drawing colored lines in a certain order, she could make them go faster, slower, or turn like a tornado.