O H Anderson Elementary
666 South Warner Avenue
Mahtomedi, MN 55115
Phone 651.407.2300
Fax 651.407.2325
Attendance 651.407.2308

On December 9th from 4-7pm, Wildwood and OHA families are invited to attend an “Hour of Code” event held at Wildwood Elementary in the Media Center.  This is an international event to increase the understanding of how technology works and to teach foundational 21st century skills.  In the first annual Hour of Code last year, 15 million students tried computer science in one week.  This year, students worldwide are joining together in hopes to reach 100 million people!
With programming and coding activities, students move from the role of being a “consumer” of someone else’s work/app/game to becoming a “creator” of their own design.
The event is free and casual. No sign-up is needed; come for as short or long as your family can. Students do need to be accompanied by an adult; this is not a drop-off and leave event.  Mahtomedi HS students will be assisting students with fun computer programming programs in the computer lab (students can even choose to program the characters from Frozen!), various programming iPad apps, and programmable robots.
Although all students will be working on a programming and coding unit in their K-5 Media class in December, this Hour of Code event will extend beyond that curriculum and expose them to other programming activities and concepts. Resources will be provided to families who wish to continue their learning.
Watch this video to learn more about the Hour of Code: http://safeshare.tv/w/xxJRHNHkfA
Click here to learn more about the international Hour of Code event.
For any questions, please contact Jean Oswald, Wildwood Library Media Specialist
OHA's Fran Stang Named a Finalist
for National Science Teaching Award

John Petronek interview

Fran Stang, a 5th grade teacher at O.H. Anderson Elementary School, has been named one of two finalists for Minnesota’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The award is the highest recognition a teacher can receive for kindergarten through 12th grade mathematics or science. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.

"Being selected as a finalist is exciting and motivating for me," says Stang. "Teaching in Mahtomedi has allowed me to create and implement a highly engaging science curriculum that ensure the learning of all students." Each state names two finalists and the winner of Minnesota's award will be announced next spring at the White House.

Upcoming Events

Nov. 14 - 5:15 p.m. - Roller Skating - Saints North

Nov. 19 - 8:30 a.m. -  Strategy Games Club - Media Center

Nov. 21 - 8:00 a.m. - Positive Peers - large gym

Nov. 26 - Staff Development Day

Nov. 27 & 28 - Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 5 - 8:00 a.m. - Positive Peers - large gym

Dec. 12 - 5:15 p.m. - Roller Skating - Saints North

Dec. 19 - 8:00 a.m. - Positive Peers - large gym

Dec. 23 - Exploradome - 3rd grade - small gym

Dec. 23 - 5th grade to Trollhaugen

Dec. 24 - Jan. 4 - Winter Break

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