6th grader uses a sewing machine for the first time
The library is packed on Mondays during lunch with middle schoolers looking for opportunities to unleash their creativity. Legos, sewing, stacking straws, friendship bracelets, art, and anything else that fosters hands-on student creations is an option during Create Club. This club is perfect for White Oak’s future inventors, designers, and builders.
7th graders measure material for their scrunchies
6th graders make friendship bracelets
The principal learns to sew!
6th grader sews like a professional!
6th graders construct legos
7th graders show each other what they have learned
8th graders explore stacking straws
7th graders make cars
Students are showing up for Game Club! Every Thursday White Oak Middle Schoolers get the opportunity to bring their lunch to the library and play card games, chess, dominoes, scrabble, and any other non-tech games of their choice. In today’s hi-tech world, a little game break goes a long way for kids. Check out Scholastic’s article describing the benefits of children playing board games.
Girls Game Club
You’re never too old for Go Fish!
More card games
Students show off their video game designs.
Middle School Power Math students spend Fridays in the Think Lab using Bloxels Builder, a video game making app for kids. Students are no longer just playing video games, they get to be the creators! To build video games, students must work through the design process, develop critical thinking skills, and effectively collaborate with team members. This project has made math relevant and sparked some serious creativity in the Think Lab. Thanks, Mrs. Henry, Ms. Broussard, and Mrs. Harrison for partnering with me on this project!
6th graders design a video game.
Mrs. Henry shows students how to use the Bloxel Builder app.
Middle Schoolers collaborate.
Students work through the design process.
Students connect math to the real world.
Students engage in critical thinking.