Time to Register... to the X-STREAM!

Here are the much-anticipated links to register your teams for X-STREAM Games:  Cardboard Arcade  - Based on Caine's Arcade Fashionably Yours  - Re-Fashion Challenge (Check out this site for inspiration!) Kitchen Chemistry  - Homeschool Scientist  has some great suggestions to leap off of.  Public Speaking  - Three options to pick from! Here's the handbook for more info. Science Scrimmage ( Rubber Band Cars )  Young Scientists' Challenge (Science Fair) VEX Full Volume (Robotics) Registration will close in April. We will need a minimum of 10 registrants in each category. Category maximums are listed on registration sites.  May the 4th be with you! See you starting at 11 a.m. at St. Joe's Collegiate!


  X-STREAM Games date set for 5/4 at SJCI X-STREAM Games is coming to St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute on Saturday, May 4th.   Since we want to make X-STREAM Games the best year ever, we will be requiring a minimum number of entries for each competition (between 15-20 for each event.) Events may take place with fewer entries, but they will be exhibition only.   This year's events will include many favorites from years past as well as some new events.  There will be opportunities for the students in our Diocese schools to participate in events such as: VEX IQ Full Volume Robotics Competition (Grades 6-8) Rubber Band Cars (Science Scrimmage) (Grades 3-5 & 6-8) Public Speaking (Grades 6-8)  Fashionably Yours Design (Grades 3-5 & 6-8) Young Scientist's Challenge (Science presentations) K-2, 3-5 & 6-8) Cardboard Arcade (Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8) Kitchen Chemistry   (Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8) Linked pages above are included as general reference guides, except VEX IQ and

Turn Around, Bright Eyes

THWARTED BY 7-YEAR OLDS Readied with plans to talk about things like Light, Prisms, Rainbows and Noah's Ark with my second-grade STREAM class at St. Peter's school in Lewiston this past week, before I knew it, the proverbial monkeys had taken over the zoo. Indeed, I was bombarded with questions about the upcoming solar eclipse , a topic which was NOT in my lesson plans but was one in which I was delighted to explore along with them.  (This may be my favorite part about teaching STREAM: when unrelenting curiosity arises, more often than not I am able to indulge my students' eagerness to learn!) You've probably heard, there's going to be a solar eclipse on April 8 this year, and Western New York is right along the path of totality.  According to a report on WKBW-TV , this is serious business, with Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz even considering a county-wide shut-down, just as though we might expect for a snowstorm. “The traffic is going to be horrible," Po