Enrichment

Mindfulness Mandalas

Mandala is a Sanskrit word that loosely translates to mean “circle” or “center.” The word mandala is often associated with the circular designs that have repeating colors, shapes, and patterns radiating from the center. Mandalas can be precise, carefully measured, geometric, and perfectly symmetrical, or in contrast, free flowing, organic, and asymmetrical. Mandalas are often drawn […]

What is a Magic Square?

What is a Magic Square?

The Magic Square Puzzle!  An excellent way to build math and critical thing skills. The puzzles are believed to have been discovered in China about 4000 years ago. In a Magic Square, every row, column and diagonal all add up to make the same total. In a traditional 3 by 3 magic square, the digits 1 […]

Hour of Code December 3-9, 2018

Hour of Code December 3-9, 2018

Before we start our coding session there are a few things you should know. At the root of all computer science is something called an algorithm. The word “algorithm” may sound like something complicated, but really it’s just a list of instructions that someone can follow to achieve a result. A program is an algorithm […]

Exact Instructions Drawing Challenge

Exact Instructions Drawing Challenge

I found the Exact Instructions Challenge floating around YouTube. This challenge is passed from family to family to family. Basically, it involves kids writing down instructions to do simple tasks like brushing your teeth or making toast and then passing them on to their parents who must follow the instructions exactly. The video below is […]

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