January 30, 2019 -- Silver Bay Elementary hosted its 4th annual Family Maker Night on January 29th. Over 300 people participated in what has become one of the most popular events at the school.
Each grade level chose a fairy tale and created something that solved a problem from in the story. The family activities promoted using critical thinking skills, collaboration, and creativity to come up with a solution that put a new twist on old favorites.
Also that evening, families were invited to the school’s newly renovated Innovation Sandbox (aka Media Center) to participate in hands-on activities with robotics. The Robotics Club from High School East also participated by showcasing the robots they have built and use in competitions.
Part of the renovation in the Innovation Sandbox includes a green screen production area. The 3rd and 4th grade classes at the school have been using the green screen to build a deeper understanding of the curriculum. Miss Zaragoza’s class is the in-house production team and students have been exploring augmented reality Google Expedition lessons.