INVENTORS! FINAL SUBMISSION IS FEB 23, MONDAY!!

INVENTORS!

FINAL SUBMISSION IS FEB 23, MONDAY!!
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Important dates!

Feb 23 (Monday) : Bring your display boards ONLY to the MPR before 8:15am.

Feb 24 (Tuesday) All teams will be presenting their inventions in the MPR. These inventors will be called from their classrooms beginning at 8:25am.

Feb 25 (Wednesday) 1st to 5th grade individuals will be presenting their inventions in the MPR. These inventors will be called from their classrooms beginning at 8:25am.

Bring your invention on the day that you are presenting to the MPR before school starts or with you when called from your classroom to present.

Individual entries will be given a total of 5 minutes to present and answer the judges’ questions.

Team entries will be given 10 minutes total to present and answer questions.

Tip: Divide the presentation among the group or have one do the presentation but everyone has to have a turn in answering the judges’ questions.

Good luck!

Invention Convention Team

Help us make Staff Appreciation Week a success

Staff Appreciation is coming up this May, but we are asking for donations to start coming in as soon as possible. We have an amazing staff at Reidy Creek and I would like to invite YOU to help make our teachers and staff feel extra special and important. Your participation would be greatly appreciated.

Follow this link to see different ways you can help: http://vols.pt/RrmsDu

Thank you kindly,

Holly Black

Invention Convention advisory sessions start next week.

Reidy Creek Inventors

Advisory Sessions are at the MPR during lunch break.
Bring your journal and pencils. (Habit #1: Be Proactive)

Week 1: Habit #2 “Begin with the end in Mind”
January 27 (Tuesday) – Inventors will brainstorm and come up with problems they find that needs solutions.

Week 2: Habit #3 “Put First Things First”
February 3 (Tuesday) – Inventors must have already picked a problem from their list. This session will be used to help them come up with solutions.

Week 3: Habit #4 “Think Win Win”
February 10 (Tuesday) – Inventors must have a solution to their problem by now. This session will be used to help them with the design of their prototype or product.

Week 4: Habit #5 “Seek First to Understand….. Then to be Understood”
February 18 (Wednesday) – This session will be used to create their display board. We will help you write:

  • Statement of the Problem
  • Description
  • Statement of Solution
  • Diagram (if no photos)

Other Important Dates:
February 23 (Monday) – Need to submit the Display Board ONLY.
February 24 and 25 (Tuesday and Wednesday)– Judging Days. Bring your product or prototype on the day you are assigned to present your invention.

Winners will be announced at the end of judging day.

February 26 (Thursday) – Parents will be able to view the inventions during school hours. All grade levels will follow a schedule for viewing hours.

February 27 (Friday) Awards ceremony. All display boards and prototypes must go home with students.

Es hora de inventar!

Estimados Padres,
¡Nos estamos preparando para nuestra 3ra Convención de Inventos Anual.  Los últimos 3 años han sido un éxito y queremos asegurarnos que participen más alumnos y que tengan la oportunidad de inventar algo.   
 
La convención de inventos es un evento que le da la oportunidad a los alumnos de inventar una solución para algún problema que tengan, o mejorar algún invento que ya exista. 
 Se anima a todos los alumnos de 1ro a 5to grado a que participen en este evento.  
 
Este evento va a reforzar las habilidades de ciencias, alfabetización y matemáticas, fomentará la curiosidad y mas que nada ofrecerá la oportunidad de divertirse mientras aprenden.
 
Mandamos las formas de Intento de Invento el pasado 4 de diciembre. Si necesitan otra están disponibles en la oficina o en la pagina de red del PTA.   Una vez entregada la forma su hijo recibirá un paquete que incluye las Reglas e Instrucciones.  La información en el paquete esta también disponible en el sitio de red del PTA de Reidy Creek – www.reidycreekpta.org
 
Los inventos serán calificados el 24 y 25 de Febrero para seleccionar los ganadores de cada nivel de grado. ¡Y por supuesto si hay ganadores, habrá premios!
 
Invitamos también a padres a ser voluntarios como consejeros para juntarse con los participantes una vez a la semana con un total de 4 juntas.  Unos cuantos minutos por niño para revisar su diario durante su almuerzo para ver como van y/o ayudarles si tienen dudas.    Hágannos saber al marcar la parte baja de la forma de Intento de Invento junto con su información para comunicarnos con ustedes.   
 
Animen por favor a su hijo a participar promocionando  las habilidades de solución de problemas y  pensamiento creativo.  Nos encantaría ver crecer su creatividad  junto con la confianza en si mismos.

It’s time to Invent!

Dear Parents,

We are gearing up for our 3rd Annual Invention Convention!  The past years were a success and we want to make sure more students participate and get another shot at inventing.

Invention convention is an event that gives students an opportunity to invent a solution to a problem that has bugged them, or improve upon inventions that already exist.

All students from 1st grade to 5th grade are encouraged to join in this event.

This event will reinforce science, literacy and math skills, foster curiosity and most of all provide an opportunity to have fun while learning.

We sent the Intent to Invent form home on Dec 4th.  If you need another flyer, they are available in the front office or by visiting our PTA website. Once we receive the Intent to Invent form, your child will receive a packet that includes the Rules and Guidelines.  Information in the packet will also be available on the Reidy Creek PTA website – http://www.reidycreekpta.org

Inventions will be judged on Feb 24th and 25th to select winners from each grade level.  And of course if there are winners, there will be prizes!

We also need parents willing to volunteer as advisors to meet with inventors once a week for a total of 4 meetings.  You will meet for a few minutes per student to check their journal, during their lunch break, to see where they are and/or assist them if they have any questions.  Please let us know if you are interested by checking the bottom portion of the Intent to Invent form, and including your contact information.

Please encourage your child to participate to promote problem solving and creative thinking skills.  We would love to see their creativity grow as well as their self confidence.

Intent to Invent