I am thrilled to be spending the rest of the school year with the wonderful students at Logan elementary. It was a busy week prepping materials and Vex kits but everything is now organized and ready for Project Lead the Way! I’ll begin working with third, fourth and fifth grade students next week. Kindergarten, first and second graders will start PLTW after spring break. Check back here to see all the great things we are learning in PLTW this year!
Fifth grade is concluding their final PLTW module by using the engineering design process to complete a variety of challenges. Students have been figuring out how to program their autonomous robots to collect blocks on a playing field. Using their robot chassis, students had to design a model and use only programming blocks to move their robot autonomously to collect at least two blocks in under two minutes. They were very excited to use all they have learned in PLTW to complete this task and I am so proud of all their hard work and perseverance!
This is my tenth year teaching and my second with Ann Arbor Public Schools. I spent the first eight years of my teaching career as a K-8 technology teacher. I joined AAPS last year as a Media Specialist and I am thrilled to be a part of PLTW this year! In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym, baking and spending time with family and friends!