I regularly present programs for tweens (ages 7-11) in the library. Select programs are described below.
Detectives in Training
Attendees ages 6-12 will figure out who stole an expensive book from the library by solving clues. More information coming soon.
Hour of Code
I co-ran drop-in coding programs during Computer Science Education week in December 2016. Approximately 30 children ages 6-11 stopped by during an hour after school to learn about coding using code.org‘s programming games and activities.
I created this bookmark to advertise these events:
On Thursday evening of that week, I presented a Coding Boot Camp program for 12 tweens and teens. After introducing basic programming concepts, we practiced creating specific instructions using a peanut-butter-and-jelly coding activity before creating paper mazes and working on projects in Scratch.
The presentation for this program can be viewed below:
I run a quarterly Maker Lab programs for tweens ages 8-11. Each program involves creating a specific project using household items. Past program topics include making a grabbo arm out of paint sticks and creating a rubber-band powered car.
Minecraft and 3D Printing Programs
I also run quarterly Minecraft and 3D Printing Programs for tweens ages 8-11. During these programs, attendees use library-owned Minecraft accounts to create a project that will be printed using the library’s 3D Printer at a later date.
I co-run four-week Reader’s Theater sessions for tweens throughout the school year. During these sessions, approximately 15 tweens practice working together as an ensemble and prepare for a parent performance. I have adapted a variety of scripts for this program.
Some of the scripts I have adapted are available below: