Over the next month, our 2nd graders at Van Meter will be part of several new projects as they learn all about different kinds of 3D printing and sculpting.
We have several Monoprice 3D printers at school that we will be using. Before we learn on these, I wanted to start with the basics around 3D printing so we added 3Doodler Start, 3D pens to our Makerspace a few weeks ago. These 3D pens are perfect for younger students with a low temperature and easy to hold barrel.
Our kids could use Wikki Stix, which are twistable, stickable, buildable, playable, one-of-a-kind creatables they can form into anything, a lot like what they can do with the 3Doodler Start pens and 3D printers.
I went to my second grade teacher friends to share the idea. They were excited to bring it to their students!
Incredible You! by Rhys Brisenden and Nathan Reed. This is such a sweet story that encourages readers to think of all the amazing things they can do while referring to wonderful animals too.
After Staci read the book, we told the kids they would be creating an animal that represented them from the Wikki Stix.
This would be a very special and unique way to create 3D valentines for the veterans.
PebbleGo Animals to do a little research.
...make their animals look like...
It's projects like this that let our students shine and celebrate their personality among...