On Thursday, July 31st, around 150 students and their families came together for our Summer of STEM Showcase. After a BBQ dinner, prizes for reading were awarded.
30-500 Minutes: 58 Students received a book of their choice
501-1000 Minutes: 8 Students received a Grizzly Discovery Center T-shirt and a book of their choice
1001-2000 Minutes: 11 Students received $10 Amazon Gift Certificates, a GDC T-shirt and a book of their choice.
2001 + Minutes: 4 Students read over 2000 minutes with one topping 3,500 minutes. They each received the grand prize of a tablet (on which they can load a reading app such as Kindle), a GDC t-shirt, and a book of their choice.
All together, our students read over 41,000 minutes in twenty days and less than ten percent showed any decrease in their reading level during the summer. Great job, kids!
Our evening ended with STEM challenges for our parents and their students. One mother and her son made a sticky structure. She commented that they were heading home to enjoy some dessert (gum drops) courtesy of the Sticky Structures STEM Challenge. Others worked on Card Towers, coming up with a variety of designs. From Chihuly Inspired Macchia's to puff mobiles, a fun time was had by all.