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Book Club Creates Light Saber Cards

Posted in book clubs, fourth grade, and STEM

This morning at 7:00 am, the 4th grade Secret of the Fortune Wookiee book club played a Kahoot review game, solved a Murky crossword puzzle, and created light saber cards! The materials you need are: template for card (below on the Left Brain Craft Brain site), 5 mm LED 2 prong mini lights, coin cell batteries , red straws (Wal-Mart), scissors, and tape. I already had the lights from this kit I purchased  a while back. For the circuit cards, I prefer the Chibitronics LED sticker paper circuit kits.  First, fold the cardstock and poke the prongs of the LED light through right at the top of the light saber hilt. Then cut a piece of straw (start out longer) and slide the straw on top of the LED light. Then tape the coin cell battery to the back, making sure there is a prong per side. This part took some fiddling to get right. Then cut the straw as needed. We found a longer straw made the light look more light-saber-ish. 

Murky Puzzle and Key- p. 103

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Game about Part 4

making light saber cards

Template and How-To from:

 

Left Brain Craft Brain

Another interesting idea found here

New Assessment Tool, Gimkit

Posted in assessment, book clubs, and fifth grade

Last week in the Jackson Library, the 5th grade book club reading Refugee tried out a quiz on the new platform, Gimkit. This Kahoot-like game was invented by high schoolers to up the stakes of traditional games. In this game, you can ‘bet on yourself’ and buy higher values per question if you get answers correct. But these higher values also apply to your deficit if you get answers wrong. It’s an interesting strategy-based game but the elementary set found it difficult. We had fun trying it out, though!

 


Gimkit

 

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