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Module Information  

*Paxton Patterson has not been working on the student's 1-1 devices, using Chrome.  Internet Explorer DOES work.


*Narrative Writing (6th, 7th, and 8th) and Career Planning (7th and 8th) are submitted in Microsoft TEAMS.  I send the students a pre-designed template in assignments that they open, edit, and submit.

*Narrative Writing prompts are located on Day 5.  Career Planning prompts are located on Day 10.

*If students forget about changing browsers, the assignment prompts are loaded to my webpage here on the SBMS website.

*Checkpoint tests are OPEN NOTES.  I provide the students with the questions to the tests on the 1st day of the module.  I strongly encourage all students to fill in the answers as they work through Paxton Patterson and USE them while taking the test.

Donations/Supplies/Wish List  

I am often asked about donating supplies to the STEM lab and donations are greatly appreciated!!  

I use fee money for purchases that are required for multiple modules/projects.  Each student pays a $2.00 fee.  The fee money helps in replinishing materials that are required for module projects. These items include (but not limited to) large bottles of Acrylic paint, wood, nails, masking tape, glue sticks, straws, colored printer paper for planes, batteries, sugar, salt, zip lock bags, water bottles, bags of dirt, aluminum foil, wax paper, paper plates, cups, balloons, and distilled water.  

Supplies are expensive and fee money is spent wisely.  However, I have to rely on grants for larger purchases (these are only some of the items) - 3D Printer $2800, one EV3 Educational Robot costs approximately $1500, new laser $500, windmill blades $250, and chemicals $200. Students are expected to behave and respect the equipment because grant money is never a guarantee and in the future the larger purchases may have to come out of the fee money.

I have received some great donations - blue prints for homes, stools, golf balls, bread, tools (sets of screw drivers & sets of allen wrenches), wood, a box of electronics, 7oz paint samples from Lowe's, and an Osmo!!  

As far as a wish list?  It's STEM, the possibilites are endless; items can be expensive, cheap, or items that your children have outgrown.

  • Sphero Robotic Balls
  • Ipads or tablets
  • Lego sets
  • Lincoln log sets
  • Wood
  • Mousetraps
  • Project trays (Aluminum baking sheets - disposable or "real")
  • Empty 2 Liter Bottles
  • Water based stain
  • Graham crackers (Alternative energy module makes smores)
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Mini solar panels
  • Drill bits for electric drill
  • Kite string
  • Duct tape
  • Pots for plants
  • Air Compressor

If you would like to donate you may leave items in the front office or send them with your student.