Cassie Horton, 4th, 5th and 6th grade reading teacher at Brinckerhoff Elementary School in Wappingers CSD made good use of the 3D printer on loan from the Mid- Hudson Teacher Center based at SUNY New Paltz. Her students learned how to create theories about characters by analyzing the depth of characters and identifying different layers of the character's personality. Students printed out Russian Nesting Dolls to help them visualize how each character has multiple layers of their personality and then wrote theory statements to support those layers.
Nook e-readers are available for loan through the Mid-Hudson Teacher Center to educators in our member districts. These e-readers make it easy for students to highlight, take notes, and look up unfamiliar words. They can also be very helpful in addressing the skills of using text-based answers and writing from sources. Attached is a list of available books. More are being added. Any questions: please call the office at 845.257.2885.