Join us in the media center this Friday for activities supporting Georgia STEM Day! I’ve got classes scheduled all day for balloon rockets, the spaghetti tower challenge, floating ping pong balls, the airplane distance and accuracy challenge, hovercrafts, the tin foil boat challenge, and much more.
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Last week, we placed the word cloud banner with names of all our 8th grade students on the wall outside the media center. Each year I see groups of students gathered around determined to find their name. I hear our students in 6th and 7th grade talking about how much they will miss these 8th graders. Teachers give hugs to students who will be leaving us and help to reminisce about the good times here at WJMS. We are proud of your accomplishments and celebrate your advancement to a new chapter in your lives. Congratulations WJMS class of 2015….you will be missed!
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We celebrated Teen Tech Week last week with the theme “Libraries Are For Making“. As students visited the library, I showed them how to make LED throwies from LEDs, button batteries, magnets, and duct tape. Once completed, students could throw them at a filing cabinet for storage until the end of the day. Instructions for the project can be found at Instructables.com. Students could also play our version of Angry Birds. We had six bad piggies on a pyramid of boxes. Students could throw a stuffed Angry Bird at the pyramid to try to knock down all bad piggies. The media center also showcased a Technology Museum filled with old video controllers, typewriters, cameras, 8-track tape players and more.
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I had a student to visit the library recently with a pretty unique idea. He had a ton of K’nex pieces and wanted to create something new. Nathan came up with a K’Nex notebook! I thought it was such an awesome idea that I asked him if I could take a picture with his finished product. Love it!
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