The 3rd grade team invites you to drop by our STEAM Showcase on Thursday, April 26th from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Each 3rd grade classroom will be showcasing STEAM product creations. Students will walk you through the challenge, the process, and the product. In addition, you can stop by the Art Show, enjoy the Chorus Concert at 6:00, and attend the PTA meeting at 6:30.
Specials teachers will once again be offering the best of Visual & Performing Arts, Computer Lab & Technology, Indoor & Outside Games, and Science & Gardening in a summer camp for rising 1st-5th grade Tritt students. Camp will run from June 4th -7th, from 9AM-3PM each day, for $175. Make checks payable to "Tritt Elementary" with "Summer Camp" in the notes. Students can enroll from 3pm-5pm for an additional $50. Price increases on April 9th to $225. Spaces are limited, REGISTER NOW!
All Tritt 4th graders will participate in the 2nd Annual Tritt Nerdy Derby Competition later this month. I have met with the 4th graders and they are aware of the details and excited about the project. A parent notification form will be coming home this week, along with wheels and axles. Please sign and return the form to confirm you are aware of the project expectations. For details about the Tritt Nerdy Derby please see the resources below. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that arise throughout the next few weeks.
Intro Presentation shared with students:
This form will be sent home as a hard copy, but here is a downloadable version for your reference if needed:
Pictures below show track test segments. Width of track is about 2 3/4 inches. Rail width in middle of track is just over 1 1/4 inches. Rail height is about a 1/4 inch high. The wheels and axles provided by Tritt will fit with no problem. Any wheels or axles you chose to substitute may need to be tested on the track. Additionally, consider the distance between the ground and the bottom of your car. Test pieces are in my room in the Annex (room 605). Students may come anytime this week or next to test their cars.
I'm super excited about the STEM camp Cobb is offering during the February Break! Check out the flyer below, and visit stemcampcobb.weebly.com for more details. I will be leading the Drone Flight School sessions, Coding with Sphero sessions, and the Code Avengers session. The camp is offering so many amazing sessions, and we have a terrific group of really excited teachers leading the sessions. Can't wait to see you all there!
Registration for the 2018 CRTC is now open! Registration closes Dec. 15, so please register soon.
Your child DOES NOT need to be in the Tritt Tech Club to participate. The competition is open to all 3rd-12th graders. Visit the link above for more details. Students/Parents with questions should feel free to contact Mrs. Dean or Mrs. Pascual.
We'd really love to see our talented students represent Tritt this year! Don't miss this opportunity to show others what you have created!
Last year we had 15 Tritt students participate in the Cobb Regional Technology Competition (CRCT). Between STEM exploration, PLTW lessons, Computer Lab lesson, ILC lessons, Technology integration lessons, tech-rich F.A.S.T. classes, and other experiences outside of the school day, our students continue to gain exposure to so many different resources and strategies to strengthen their skills as producers of technology. We are eagerly encouraging more of our students to enter CRCT this year. If your child likes to tinker with tech tools, expresses ideas creatively through the use of technology, loves video games, likes to pull things apart to see how they work, etc., suggest they participate in this years' CRCT. Your student may enter the competition with something he/she has been working on at home, or it could be something he/she has been doing in their classroom or in a club. Check out the details below, and talk to Mrs. Bates (Tritt Media Specialist), Mrs. Pascaul (Tritt Computer Lab Instructor), or Mrs. Dean (Tritt Innovation Specialist) if you have any questions.
We are excited to have visitors in our building again this year, to see STEM in action! Between your child talking about STEM at home and reading about it on your teacher's blog, I'm sure you get some great info, but actually watching our students interact collaboratively, communicate effectively, and use critical thinking skills to be creative problem solvers is just mind-blowing! We encourage you to come check out what is happening- not only in your own child's classroom- but in other classrooms across the grade level, or even in another grade level. The Showcase days provide opportunities for our students to explain what they are doing and how they work through the Engineering Design Process, as well as provide the opportunity to have parents, teachers, and administrators from other schools see what STEM really looks like at Tritt. Take pictures, take notes, talk to our students and our teachers, and enjoy and up-close-and-personal look at STEM!
Use the links below to sign up so we can prepare for the amount of visitors we'll be having:
Kindergarten and 1st Grade STEM Showcase Day
Friday, March 30: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b4da9a72ba31-stem6
2nd and 3rd Grade STEM Showcase Day
Friday, January 26: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b4da9a72ba31-stem5
4th and 5th Grade STEM Showcase Day
Friday, Oct. 27 : http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b4da9a72ba31-stem4
After a year off, Mrs. Pascual and Mrs. Dean are super excited to offer a morning tech club for students in grades 3-5. We'll work on tech skills aligned with the categories from the Cobb Regional Technology Competition: 3D modeling, animation, audio production, device modification, digital game design, digital video production, graphic design, Internet applications, mobile applications, multimedia applications, robotics, productivity applications, project programming, and tech literacy challenge.
Joining our Tiger Tech Team doesn't require you to participate in the CRTC competition, but students in our club will be encouraged to enter the competition. Other out-of-school opportunities may arise as well!
Students must be able to attend weekly club meetings, held on Monday mornings at 7:00 am starting September 18th.
Please complete the online form by 9/18. http://bit.ly/2xb1FuV
The school day has started and it is spooky how quiet and empty it is here! With so many students absent and/or being checked out early today, I thought it would be fun to gather some info on your solar eclipse viewing locations. Use the link below to add your data point to our crowdsourced ARCGIS map. Don't worry if you don't know what I just said... Just click the link, hover over my data point as an example and click on participate to add your own location. Choose any picture you'd like (I used a headshot) and tell us where you were when you viewed the solar eclipse. Mention that you are a Tritt student in the description field too! Come back later and click around to see where the rest of our students viewed the solar eclipse.
Our first Walk/Bike to school day will be on September 22nd. Starting the day by exercising your way to school is the best way to wake up, get your brain ready for learning, and lock in that great mood to last your whole day.
I'll be riding my bike to school, and would love for you to join me! Bikes will meet in the YMCA parking lot at 6:45, and we'll take off at 6:50. You must wear a helmet to join our group. Riders of all abilities are welcome!
Looking for more opportunities to get on your bike? Check out the Little Bellas mountain biking program! The 5-week Fall session starts September 10th and meets every Sunday at Blanket Creek Park in Woodstock. This program encourages girls between the ages of 7 and 13 to get outside, get dirty, and have fun on bikes. We'll play games on and off our bikes, make friends, work on biking skills, and enjoy the outdoors! Register here: littlebellas.regfox.com/woodstock-ga-sunday-program-session-2-spring-2017