We hope to see a lot of our Tritt parents at our next STEM Showcase! You know what STEM stands for, but do you know what STEM instruction, inquiry, and exploration looks like for your child? Do you know how our students tackle a challenge by working through the stages of the engineering design process? Do you understand how our teachers create their own lesson to meet the needs of their particular students, while providing relevant and purposeful challenges? Come see STEM at Tritt for yourself and you'll be amazed by our students and staff!
During my 10+ years here at Tritt I've watched an amazing transformation, and when you are passionate about the excellence you get to see from fellow staff and students you just HAVE to share it! I am grateful to have the opportunity to brag about how amazing our school is. It takes passion from administration, teachers, students, and our community.
Thanking my lucky stars that I get to be part of the Tritt Family. Click here to read about our awesome STEM journey over the last 6 years.
If you have any Apple lightning cables that have been roughed up but still work, feel free to send them in! Anytime you buy a new Apple phone or tablet, it comes with a new charging cable. If you have extras that aren't being used or the rubber coating is peeling away we'll happily accept them for our classroom iPads. Pic below shows lightning cable.
I have had a Raspberry Pi for a few years now, and the fact that it has only come out of it's box once is really bothering me. I want to utilize this resource, and I have even gathered some cool ways to use it, but I need a more comprehensive beginners tutorial. I'm hoping to reach out to our community and find a parent or high school student who would be willing to meet with me for a "here are the basics" session. Our Tritt students have the ability to do some pretty cool things, and we have the resources. We just need a little help to get going!
Please e-mail me at Alexa.Dean@cobbk12.org if you are willing to help us out!
We had an excellent time presenting and learning at this year's STEM Forum! For more information on Tritt's presentation, "Technology Integration in the K-5 Classroom" visit the links below.
Tritt STEM Journey:
Favorite Apps for Product Creation and Coding/Programming:
Tritt PTA is doing its annual fundraiser this year with a new “Ninja Warrior” type obstacle course. Each class will be competing as a whole against other classes in their grade for the fastest completion time! The students learned all about it today and can give you details. Please help us raise money for our PTA so they can continue to support our students and staff.
There will be prizes for the classes with the fastest time in their grade, the kindest/most spirited class, and the class with the best class poster/name. Also, the class with the fastest time in each grade will be getting a Sno-Cone party!!!!
The school-wide goals are:
Count Days – Please send your child’s envelope in only on these days.
Monday, October 17, 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Tiger Dash Dash Schedule:
5th Grade - 8:30-9:15
4th Grade - 9:15-10:00
3rd Grade - 10:00-10:45
1st Grade - 10:45-11:30
Kindergarten - 11:30-12:15
2nd Grade - 12:15-1:00
Registration is open for The Cobb Regional Technology Competition (CRTC)! If you enjoy being a producer of technology, this competition will be perfect for you. Students in grades 3-12 are invited to participate and show off their unique talents. Students may work independently or in teams of two. Catergories include 3D Modeling, Animation, Audio Production, Device Modification, Digital Photo Production, Game Design, Graphic Design, Internet Applications, Mobile Apps, Mulitmedia applications, Non-Multimedia Applications, Project Programming, Robotics, Tech Literacy Challenge (an online exam for individuals only), Tech Programming Challenge (on-site event for 7th-12th graders only), and Video Production.
Visit www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/professionallearning/crtc/ for more information.
GSTA's STEMtalk 2016 is here! Do you have thoughts on how STEM is shaping your future? Are you interested in making a 5 minute (or less) video to express your ideas? Have you been hoping for an opportunity to captivate an audience? Are you terrified of public speaking, but maybe this is the push you need to conquer your fears and find a new talent? If you said YES to any of these questions, the GSTA STEMtalk competition might be perfect for you!
Click the link for more info: www.georgiascienceteacher.org/STEMTalk#step1
And come see Mrs. Dean on the 400 hall to get started!
Submissions are due September 16th. Don't miss out on this opportunity!
Take a look at the link below to access the FAQs page for Office 365.
Office 365 FAQs
We will have 3 official STEM Showcase days throughout the 2016-2017 school year. During our Showcase days, we invite teachers, administrators, and community members into our school to see our STEM challenges in action. STEM is integrated into our curriculum on a weekly basis, but on these Showcase days, you'll be able to walk into any classroom (Pre-K through 5th) and you're guaranteed to see students engaged in STEM challenges. You'll have the opportunity to see the lessons our teachers implement and how they facilitate student discovery. You'll also hear and see how our students communicate, collaborate, and work on creativity and critical thinking as they work through all the stages of the engineering design process. Talk with our students and teachers, ask questions, and see how the culture of our school is formed around STEM, the 4Cs, and the integration of 21st century skills- all tied to curriculum.
Our first STEM Showcase day will be held on August 31st from 8:15-11:15. Please click the link below to confirm your spot. We look forward to seeing you and sharing our STEM experience with you!