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In accordance with recommendations from the Governor's Office and our county health agency partners, all in-person (in building) instruction in St. Vrain, will be canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The district will continue to implement its online learning in accordance with the district calendar.
Additional information can be found at http://svvsd.org/coronavirus.
De acuerdo con las recomendaciones de la Oficina del Gobernador y los socios de nuestra agencia de salud del condado, toda la instrucción en persona (en el edificio) en St. Vrain se cancelará por el resto del año escolar 2019-2020. El distrito continuará implementando su aprendizaje en línea de acuerdo con el calendario del distrito.
Continuaremos actualizando a los padres a través de nuestro sitio web http://svvsd.org/coronavirus-espanol
Inspired by a read aloud on Halloween, students discovered that a "client" was in need of a design. The "client" was a family of bats from the book, Bat Baby Finds a Home, by Robert Quackenbush. The story revealed that it is not easy for bats to find a place to live. Everywhere the bats attempted to make a home, there was some disruption. For instance, when the family hung themselves under a tunnel, they soon realized that a train traveling over the tunnel made it very loud.
Students analyzed the text to understand criteria for bat homes. To support the non-fiction text, the teacher brought in a fiction work about bats. As students uncovered details about bats' lives they were becoming prepared to brainstorm and ideate around innovative homes for their clients.
With focus on collaboration and cooperation, students combined individual ideas to prototype one bat home. Students practiced public speaking by sharing and receiving feedback from peers. Students were able to "test" each design by the criteria the class decided upon: dark, quiet, small opening, cool, a place to hang, and a possible food source nearby. They also determined "next steps" for iterating their design.
The Innovation Center is a comprehensive research and development center. It provides an environment tailored to aspiring student inventors, designers and entrepreneurs.Click to Learn More
Rigorous K-12 Programming that includes STEM at all levels. This initiative aligns and transforms Skyline feeder schools with a STEM focus.
Offering competitive and innovative 21st Century learning through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Illuminating young minds... When you need a place to focus that energy...the new Spark! Discovery Preschool of St. Vrain is a bright idea!