Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Crawford Learning Center


West School Author Visit

West School Author Visit

On Friday, January 27th Liesl Shurtliff visited West School students.  Ms. Shurtliff is the Bluestem nominated author of Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin.

She has been named to nine state award lists and won an IRA Children’s Book Award, as well as earning a starred review from Kirkus, proclaiming it “as good as gold.”  Author Liesl Shurtliff shared with students her writing process, where she gets ideas for her stories, and her love of literature.  West students enjoyed her visit and her books!

Innovation Station

The West School CLC is proud to announce our newest learning space, The Innovation Station. This space is designed to foster collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and communication - as our students tinker with everyday items to solve challenges. Students will be introduced to the engineering design process that involves asking questions, imagining possible solutions, planning, creating and improving on a their plan. The maker movement is all about teaching our children to think for themselves, to think creatively, and to look for do-it-yourself solutions. We would love your help in gathering items for the Innovation Station. 

Construction Materials: popsicle sticks, toothpicks, pipe cleaners, paper cups, legos, craft foam, straws, Lincoln logs, tinker toys

Adhesive Material: duct tape, glue (sticks or bottles), low temp glue gun and glue sticks, masking tape

Tools: hole puncher, twist ties, zip ties, rubber bands

Soft Stuff: cotton balls, yarn, felt, q-tips, stuffing, fabric swatches

Please follow the link to see our complete supply list.  Donations can be brought to the West CLC.