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June 1, 2015
I imagine that architects and designers prefer to follow their fancy and fashion the structures of their dreams and that the hard part must come when they come up against the limits of a budget. Such was the case with first graders I visited recently. Set to the task of designing and building models of rocket ships by art teacher Rob McCallum and teacher Barbara Shindler, pairs of boys also had to complete the task using less than 100 points worth of Intoobas. Intoobas are colored rods and connectors that vary in value according to size, length, color and flexibility (a very long “blue bendi” is very expensive). It was hard at first but after a few re-dos the boys began to adjust their designs to the realities of the arithmetic and seemed to relish the challenge of coming in under-budget. Mrs. Shindler told me that, “Boys love to build and the challenge of the parameters makes it a rich activity. This is math in action; the more hands-on the better.” And Mr. McCallum who uses Intoobas with older boys to construct more sophisticated structures, is very excited about the openness and creativity of this work. One of the boys told me that Intoobas were so much fun he wanted to use them during free time. Fun, yes, that’s it, and lots of it. I guess that’s okay.
I’m off to Maine for some fun. I’ll be back with you in September.
David Kersey h'98
Member of our faculty since 1969
|Architect Kerim Eken '00 Speaks to STEAM V Boys|
As part of the research step in the Engineering Design Process (EDP) for their final STEAM V challenge (a waterside home that is sustainable and “energy neutral”), fifth graders were fortunate to have Kerim Eken '00 come to share his professional knowledge as an architect.
|Remembering Tim Nichols|
Timothy Steele Nichols, Jr. h’78 passed away on February 25th at his home in Jamaica, Vermont. His A-S students shared their memories of their influential teacher.
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Monday, June 8, 2015
Back to 78th Street: A Party for the Class of 2012
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Tuesday, June 9, 20159th Grade "Class of 2015" Graduation Dinner
6-9PM, Landis Assembly Hall
Wednesday, June 10, 2015New Alumni Breakfast
9:45-11AM, Dining Room
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