March 31, 2015

Wilkinsburg After School: Balderdash

Balderdash! Students were each given a made-up word and used their imaginations to come up with an original definition. See what they came up with and how they used these imaginary words in a sentence.

February 24, 2015

Wilkinsburg After School: Three Things About Me

Students wrote and recorded three things about them and recorded a quick story about what would they do if they got left at the shopping mall all alone.

February 17, 2015

Wilkinsburg After School: Microphone Building

Students at Wilkinsburg after school program learned about the inside parts of a microphone and how it all works together. Building the microphones out of household materials using just two magnets, a length of copper wire, three washers, a nut, a bolt, plastic straw and cup. Then, after sanding off an insulating coating on their makeshift leads, they were able to test their finished DIY mics by connecting them to a mixer and speakers using alligator clips.

February 3, 2015

Wilkinsburg After School: Haiku Poems

Students wrote in haiku poem format. It consists of three lines with the first and last line having 5 moras, and the middle line having 7. A mora is a sound unit, much like a syllable, but is not identical to it.

January 22, 2015

Wilkinsburg After School: Basketball Game Shooting

Students discuss the high school basketball game at Wilkinsburg against Propel Andrew Street High School of Munhall.