Jack Anderson Elementary

January 14-18, 2019

A Great Start to the Semester

Last week was wonderful. It was a perfect opportunity for students to set goals for the remainder of the year. There are many things to look forward to over the next few months. Excitement is all around us!
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STEM Visitors

We have two groups of visitors coming who are interested in learning more about our STEM program at JAE. The first group, from Metro, will be joining us Friday morning. Thirty administrators will tour the building and visit with members of the STEM Leadership Team. Next Wednesday, STEM leaders from across the state will visit. We love visitors at JAE!

We will be sharing the "Thinkers Thrive at JAE" and the "Don't Miss This" infographics with them. There are SOOOOO many things that make our school special, so hopefully we won't forget to tell them all of the things!

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News from the Jack Anderson PTO

Box Tops- Keep them coming for the weekly drawing!

We received a quarterly check from Kroger. Thank you for registering JAE on your Kroger Card!

Our largest fundraiser for the year is here! Carnival donations will be accepted starting tomorrow. Please look for the packet that was sent home Friday for details. An email will be sent from your room mom. Please let us know if you would like to volunteer.

SignUpGenius Link

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Mobile Makerspace

Our Mobile Makerspace is almost up and running! There are a few more things we will be adding, and we will have two carts for transporting boxes. With these items, students will be able to BUILD, DESIGN, CREATE, and SOLVE. Teachers can choose items for the day to use with their classes.

What is a makerspace? It is a place to explore, discover, invent, and create. Ideally, we would have a Makerspace Lab where teachers could take their classes to tinker, build, and design. We don't have a space, but that didn't stop us!

Our library has a great makerspace area where students have the opportunity to use robotics and practice coding. Here are a few of the additional items that we have available in our Mobile Makerspace storage area:

Build: Legos, Lego Friends, Keva Planks, Plus Plus Blocks, K'Nex, Bristle Blocks, Picasso Tiles, Magnetic Gears, Brain Flakes, Goldiblox

Create: Aqua Beads, Origami, Mad Mattr Bricks, Scratch Art, Felt Animals, PomPom Pet Store, Create a Card

Solve: Circuit Maze, Marble Genius, Sum Blox, Pattern Play, Pattern Play Revolution, Gravity Maze

Design: Stikbot Movie Maker, Lego Movie Maker, Play Doh Touch Studio, 3Doodler Pen, Squishy Circuit, 3Doodler Robotics

I hope your kids will love these things! Let me know if you have any suggestions.

January Staff Birthdays

1-11 Kim Williamson

1-13 Angie Shepherd

1-16 Tommy Phelps