McCall Grants Year in Review
Conquering Concepts using Technology
First grade backs the blue!
Our students saw and interacted with the department's bagpipers and drum Corp, new recruits, K-9 unit, mounted patrol, patrol cars, motorcycles, the helicopter, and SWAT!!! Some kids even got to meet their officer pen pals! Experience of a lifetime!
Sphero Light Painting
Students had fun using a slow shutter camera app and the Spheros to create light paintings during enrichment. We are going to recreate this activity at the Aledo STEAM Carnival May 19 5-7 p.m. at the Don Daniel 9th Grade Center.
3rd Grade is all Rocket Science
3rd graders are having a great time building and testing their rockets. The launch is coming up soon!
Building the Future
The Kindergarten and Fourth Grade students at McCall had an awesome morning on March 4th learning how to design and plan blueprints with VLK Architects. We were able to see how BTC takes those plans and creates the final structure. Our grant "Building the Future" allows students to imagine, create, design, and draw the blueprint before building a structure using many different materials.
Thank you Aledo Education Foundation for making this happen!
Growing Great Learners!
On February 6th, we were able to complete the garden area with the help of many students, teachers, parents and community members! It was cold and very windy but we had a great time!! The following Monday the students began planting!
Programming our Future Grant
3rd and 4th grade students had fun with the Spheros last week during their library time. Enrichment students also began learning how to program them using macros in Sphero MacroLab or by drawing in Sphero Draw and Drive. Next six weeks, Enrichment students will begin assembling and programming the Makerbots. Thank you to Aledo Education Foundation for these fun opportunities!
2016 McCall Grants
On January 5, the Aledo Education Foundation prize posse came to McCall to announce 2016 grant winners. You can view grants that were awarded on the slideshow below. Please check this page throughout the year to see updates.