Chris Rumble, author and artist came to Hawthorne ES to kick off a great day of reading excitement at Hawthorne ES. Chris is very engaging as he uses his musical talents (singing and guitar playing) to engage kids in reading. He loves to use familiar tunes, many of which are oldies that adults love, to the hook learners using fresh and fun lyrics! He also has a strong anti-bullying message which and many messages of encouragement naturally embedded into everything his activities. Chris also revealed his new artistic path. This gift came to him later in life and he showed us expansive and elaborate 3D looking murals that have started to grace the walls of many school libraries. I hope we can someday have a Chris Rumble original in our library. Thank you so much for sharing your many gifts with us today, Chris!
The 3D printer arrived in non working condition. Because it took so long for us to open it due to waiting for our printer table to arrive, we fell out of the 30 day warranty period. After many calls with various customer service and technical support people we deduced that this machine was not usable or fixable by us. After months of conversations and pleading, they eventually agreed to take it back and replace it. The replacement came, which is probably this same machine, only repaired. However we have not had the time to open the mammoth box and attempt to use the printer
Here it is! The da VInci 3Dprinter that just arrived as a part of the GAIT Innovation grant! To get this project off the ground , the students will be encouraged to design something that would have been been found in a book they recently read. They will use a free shared TinkerCad Account to design their creations. See the great YouTube tutorial below and wish us luck!