Thursday, April 5, 2018

Pop up House architecture, art, math and ELA activities.

Spring break is coming... If you are looking for some activities for your kids, you can try this.

Get a piece of drawing paper, a large one. about 17x11. Fold it
in half.  Draw these lines as pictured.

Cut the solid lines and fold the dashed lines. The top side will become a roof and the bottom part will become a wall. Color and decorate both sides as needed.





You can decide that one side is what the house going to look like on different seasons. I like to color them the same. Tips: You can use pasta, sand, foamies or any other materials to create textures.

If this is for younger kids, you can help create the template. If this is for older kids, they can create their own house.

After you cut the blue shaded lines, you can attach both sides together and it will look like this.





You then can add some path or shrubs. If you make more than one house, you can create a neighborhood. Other options are to furnish the inside.  With this project, we can talk about front, top, side view of a house. 



Or talk about facade, texture, the color of a house. Thinking about connecting this with ELA, let's have them make up a story. Thinking about connecting this with Math, you can talk about proportion, ratio, scale. 

What else can you think? Leave us a comment.


Here is the link to the template 

For young kid


For older kid



Monday, March 19, 2018

Mothers Day Coffee and Craft at Paul's Coffee and Tea



Wondering what to give your mom for Mother's day? Do you want to do something special with your mom?

Celebrate Mother's day with your very special person. Enjoy the afternoon together with your mom, grandma, stepmom, god's parents, sisters, your girlfriends or anyone special while making a hand-stamped necklace.


Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mothers-day-coffee-and-craft-tickets-44292786918

Monday, February 5, 2018

Adams 12 GT Super Saturday On Feb 24





This is a great opportunity for Adams 12 GT Kids to get together and explore something new.
Here is the GT parent group website
https://www.adams12.org/parent-groups/gt-parents-group


These are the past Super Saturday videos
https://vimeo.com/111933575

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNez9XKUKrY&feature=youtu.be

Monday, October 30, 2017

Total Talent Portfolio

Sometimes, your situation or condition shape you to a certain direction. For some of you, this is news. I am going back to school,  learning to be an educator, in gifted and talented.
Yup, I go to UNCO, working on certification in Special Ed GT.

This has given me a different perspective of understanding what are most of the teachers facing. I am now even more respectful to teachers. They have a huge responsibilities.

Having say that, I decided to share what I've learned to you, educators, teachers, parents at home.  Before even we start on deciding lesson plan or curriculum, the first thing we need to do is understanding what is our student's interests and needs.  Inspired by Renzulli's Total Talent Portfolio, I put together this google survey that you can use at your school. Thank you to my professor, Jennifer Ritchotte. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfDw3s_TL3BFryrDNhbKaH6Eis5B0G8tSIC17ZEruBOQZa0Ww/viewform

Monday, October 2, 2017

Our Loaner Program







We are offering a loaner program for schools in Colorado. The tool comes with a customizable curriculum, based on NGSS.



 Email us at info(at) ideaitlab (dot)com or visit our page

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Our logo

Yay, we made our logo. Do you see a "C3DO" in our blue logo? The "C" and "D" is created from imaginary electric plug. The "3" is the white space and the "O"is part of the"D".
Blue and yellow, represent the color of the sky and the sun rising in the morning. It's in the beginning of our journey.
Who knows, a simple logo can tell you so much story.  Wouldn't you agree?

Don't forget to visit our landing page, http://c3do.squarespace.com


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Little Bird won SWEDU2017

 Startup Weekend EDU 2017 runs this weekend at Roots Elementary. About 100 teachers, entrepreneurs, wantopreneurs, school administrative and others who are interested in improving education participated. About 25 ideas pitched, about 13 team formed to work on the project.
Little bird a team that works on SpEd teachers and parents reminder program, won first place. To learn more about it, you can find us on twitter #swedu2017
https://twitter.com/search?q=%23sweduden&src=typd