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Make History!

As the state of Utah approached the one-year anniversary of the initial COVID-19 lockdown, a small and important art museum invited school children from around the state to help the students of tomorrow know what it was like to be…

Wishtree

When one third grade class finished the novel, The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, they loved it so much they decided to give the author’s other titles a try. Enter Wishtree, an Applegate novel that students instantly took…

The Turing Tumble

Fourth grade students are learning about the inner workings of computing in a fun way. By using “The Turing Tumble,” an educational puzzle game, students are building mechanical computers powered by marbles. They have 51 logic puzzles to choose from,…

Christian McKay Heidicker

WSD’s 2021-22 Writer In Residence

We are pleased to announce that acclaimed children’s author, Christian McKay Heidicker, will join Weilenmann School of Discovery for the 2021-22 school year as Writer in Residence. Christian is the recipient of a Newbery Honor Award and a Booklist Best…

The Penguin Project

First Graders at WSD are "traveling” to Antarctica and its surrounding areas to study penguins! To simulate an Antarctic lab, life-sized penguin photos were placed in the lower hallway so that the students could take in the true size and…

First Graders Make-Do

Maker Space training for first graders included a thorough exploration of the Makedo toolbox. The hands-on learning experience was engaging and fun and taught first graders about the design process, getting comfortable with both solo and teamwork, and using their…

Ozo-Blockly

Fourth grade students are taking their Ozobots to a new level! Having already learned how to code their bots using color combinations on paper, students are now using a visual block-based programming language to teach their bots new tricks. The…

A Computing Partnership

Weilenmann School of Discovery has been awarded the Computing Partnership Grant for the next three school years beginning 2020-2021. The grant was available through the STEM Action Center and will fund the purchase of traditional and technology-supported 21st century maker…

Steve

50 First Days

By Steve Williams, Executive Director One of the things I’ve always loved about being a teacher is the beginning of each new school year -- returning to the building to meet students and colleagues, new and old, reorganizing my classroom…