Makers Spaces at Barnes and Noble

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Check out the fun activities Barnes and Noble have planned:

MAKE WORKSPACE PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS:

At Barnes & Noble Stonebriar during the Mini Maker Faire, there will be a “Make” Workspace, or a tech-educational expo space, where booksellers and Makers will demo some of the leading products in technology today that teach users of all ages the valuable skills of coding and 3D printing. There are five featured products:

  • The da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3D Printer from XYZprinting, which is affordable, perfect for anyone from a first-time 3D designer to an aspiring inventor, and the number one 3D printer for the home, office or classroom (K-12)
  • Ozobot, which makes robotics easy by using the simplicity of color to teach programming and break the barriers of technological intimidation
  • Sphero SPRK Edition, which teaches coding and programming and will be powered by NOOK® during the demonstration;
  • The Slipstream Drone from Protocol, a 4-channel radio-controlled mini quad copter
  • Meccano Meccanoid from Spin Master, a four-foot-tall, programmable, walking, talking robot for children

MAKE AND COLLABORATE DESCRIPTIONS:

At the Mini Maker Faire, Barnes & Noble customers of all ages will also have the opportunity to get hands-on experiences around the art of designing, handcrafting and constructing, in the spirit of collaboration, cooperative learning and teamwork.

 

Among the featured products for children are:

  • Electronic Snap Circuits from ELENCO, which combine to create working circuit boards just like the ones found inside televisions, radios and other electronic devices
  • littleBits, which takes circuitry one step further with its magnetic capabilities and puts the power of electronics in kids’ hands. These electronic building blocks allow anyone to create simple or complex inventions;
  • Maker Studio™ from ThinkFun, featuring essential engineering parts including gears, spools, connectors, wheels, rods and hubcaps to inspire imagination and a genuine love for making; and
  • LEGO® Bionicle Bricks, which will allow children to build their own adventures.

 

Adults will also have the opportunity to make and collaborate using products like:

  • Extraordinaires® Design Studio PRO, available exclusively at Barnes & Noble, which will challenges participants to think outside the box through its unique 3-step process involving research, design and improvement;

 

Ideas then begin to take shape with LEGO® Architecture Studio, bricks which can be used to make incredible architectural designs and can also be used to rapid prototype almost anything the mind can imagine.

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6th

MINI MAKER FAIRE SCHEDULE

3PM-4PM MAKE WORKSPACE 4 VOLUNTEER SPOTS AVAILABLE

4PM-5PM MAKE & COLLABORATE 5 VOLUNTEER SPOTS AVAILABLE

5PM-6PM MEET THE MAKER- TBA

5PM-6PM MAKE & COLLABORATE  5 VOLUNTEER SPOTS AVAILABLE

6PM-7PM MAKE WORKSPACE  5 VOLUNTEER SPOTS AVAILABLE

7PM MEET THE MAKER- TBA

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7th

MINI MAKER FAIRE

11AM-12PM MAKE WORKSPACE  5 VOLUNTEER SPOTS AVAILABLE

12PM-1PM MAKE & COLLABORATE  5 VOLUNTEER SPOTS AVAILABLE

1PM-2PM MEET THE MAKER- TROY SHULL Board Game Creator

2PM-3PM MEET THE MAKER- iCode Inc. Coding Class for students

3PM-4PM MAKE WORKSPACE  5 VOLUNTEER SPOTS AVAILABLE

4PM-5PM MAKE & COLLABORATE  5 VOLUNTEER SPOTS AVAILABLE

5PM-6PM MEET THE MAKER- CHER KAUFMAN- Adult Coloring Book Creator

5PM- 6PM MAKE & COLLABORATE  5 VOLUNTEER SPOTS AVAILABLE

6PM-7PM MAKE WORKSPACE  5 VOLUNTEER SPOTS AVAILABLE

7PM MEET THE MAKER- TBA

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8th

MINI MAKER FAIRE

11AM-12PM MAKE WORKSPACE  5 VOLUNTEER SPOTS AVAILABLE

12PM-1PM MAKE & COLLABORATE  5 VOLUNTEER SPOTS AVAILABLE

1PM-2PM MEET THE MAKER- TBA

3PM-4PM MAKE WORKSPACE  5 VOLUNTEER SPOTS AVAILABLE

4PM-5PM MAKE & COLLABORATE  5 VOLUNTEER SPOTS AVAILABLE

5PM MEET THE MAKER- TBA

Bringing Books Back

Have you heard that Frisco ISD has a new circulation system?  There are many new things associated with this new system.  Parents now receive an email when student books are overdue.  Students are not allowed to check out books when they have an overdue book.  And there is a new online catalog and kids’ catalog to browse. So, if you’re headed to the library, make sure you have ALL your library books.

 

A Monster of a Book Fair

monsterNorris students are gearing up for our very first book fair.  The count down in front of the library has been preparing them for this event since Meet the Teacher Night.  Lots of books will offer the students a wide variety of genres and topics to suite even the pickiest reader.  Check out some of the great videos by watching the Book Fair Video.

 

Scholastic has a program called One for Books.   This year, the funds collected will be used to buy Guided Reading books for our school!  Students place their donations into one of the monster decorated donation boxes.  Mrs. Abney has agreed to dress up like the winning monster during Norris Now.  So, let’s see what crazy monster we can turn Mrs. Abney into!

Book Fair Dates to Remember:

Book fair runs: September 28 – October 2

Grandparents Day: Wednesday, September 30.  Grandparents (or special family members) are invited to come and have lunch with their student and then shop the book fair!

Literacy Night: Thursday, October 1 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm

Shopping Hours:

Sept. 28 – Oct. 1 hours: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Oct. 2 hours: 7:30 am -1:30 pm

 

Scholastic has developed an app that can help you find just the right book for your child while at the book fair.  Take a look at the Scholastic App and download it, today.

 

Cannot make it to the book fair, or we were out of the book you were looking for?  Check out the online book fair. Our online book fair is available from September 28 to October 10.

We’ll see you there!

Monster Banner

Welcome to Norris

Norris logoWe are so excited about opening Norris Elementary.  The library is going to be a great place to explore and build our students’ imaginations.  Be on the look out for library programs beginning after school starts.  The library will have lots to offer the students, parents, teachers, and staff.  I look forward to a great year.

E is for Everyone

WhenE if for... browsing the library many older students and adults will pass by what used to be known as the easy section.  At Norris Elementary the picture books are known as the Everybody books.  After reading many of the books in this section of the library, I can honestly say they are not all easy, but everyone can enjoy them.  Picture books can open the world to so many different time periods and places.  The beautiful use of language in many picture books helps develop writing skills in even the oldest learners.  The illustrations are often works of art that help connect the readers to the text.  So, before you walk past those picture books, open one up and you will see that they are for Everyone.

Enjoy articles by Tomie DePaola, Rosemary Wells, and Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen as they share their thoughts about the importance of picture books.

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