Make a Balloon-Powered Rocket Car
Ready for a fun, STEAM-based project? Try making a rocket car! We used pre-made wheels, but feel free to improvise with bottle caps and hot glue instead!
Step one: Each group will need to read the set of directions together.
Step two: After the directions have been read, the teacher will give each group their supplies. Each group will need to construct their rocket car using only the supplies given.
Step three: Groups that finish early will need to give their rocket a name, and may add paper additions (such as a nose cone) to their design.
Step four: Each group will race their rocket cars (in a group race) to see what car goes the furthest in the shortest amount of time.
For printable step-by-step instructions, click here.
Literacy Instructor (ages 4-7) AmeriCorps Position
Dates: Winter/Spring: January 5th-June 9th
Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Schedule: Monday-Thursday 7:45 am – 5:45 pm
Characteristics essential for AmeriCorps Volunteers at TLC:
• Passion for working with children, education and service.
Transportation: Independent means of transportation from Teton Science Schools to Teton Literacy Center strongly encouraged.
How to Apply: contact Adam Seery at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application materials include cover letter and resume. Selected applicants must undergo an interview and background check.
People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or in most instances, religion.
At Teton Literacy, we value the importance of continual professional development. Our staff regularly attends workshops, trainings, and conferences related to a multitude of topics.
In September, our staff participated in the following:
Beyond this, our entire staff has partnered with the University of Wyoming to engage in monthly professional development sessions. This partnership is designed to promote mutual opportunities for learning between TLC and the University, while also affording TLC staff with the feedback necessary to improve our programs and better our teaching styles.
Interested in learning more? Check out the three articles we will be delving into at our professional development meeting this afternoon.
Comment with your own opinions! What PD opportunities do you think we need here at TLC? How would you like to get involved?
Congratulations to Will G. for creating a fabulous word search in TLC's Game Maker Club. Students studied the 5 elements of game design and focused on Theme. Will created the End Zone Word Search. He turned his love for football into a fun and exciting game for others to play! Feel free to download and print it at home.
We also have three more word searches displayed in the office. If you are waiting around for pick up, feel free to play a round!
This blog is designed to inspire literacy learning beyond the walls of TLC. Check back each week for timely content geared towards engaging families and volunteers alike.