Friday, March 27, 2015

Beautiful Poetry

After experiencing the Berlin Boxing Club Gallery Walk and reading the book in class, students in Mr. Garcia's class wrote emotional poetry about overcoming obstacles and becoming strong.  They utilized the application Canva, to find free to use or share images on Pixabay that would express visually their feelings.  Students then layered their poem on top of the image and printed their poems to be displayed in the hallways.  

Monday, March 9, 2015

Robotics Competes at the Central Texas First Lego League

Deerpark's robotics team, The Epic Rainbow Radioactive Flying Squirrels, competed at the Central Texas First Lego League Invitational Tournament.  The team worked together to build a fully functioning robot that can autonomously complete multiple missions on a field mat and research outdoor survival and how to improve they way people learn about survival.  The team not only spent endless hours researching, but they also worked with The Director of Education from The Thinkery, Dr. Gose to develop their solution, as well as Dr. Weishaar, a survival expert and author of Flynt and Steele.  The day was full of excitement, teamwork, and enjoyment.  Although the team came up a little short, our students were considered for the presentation and inspiration awards.