On Wednesday, September 27th, Tom Watson, author of the fun and popular children’s book series, Stick Dog and Stick Cat, visited with West School third graders. Mr. Watson’s book, Stick Dog, has been nominated for the 2018 Bluestem Book Award, Illinois Children’s Choice Award. West School third graders had a blast with Mr. Watson as he guided students through a Stick Dog and Stick Cat drawing tutorial.
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.