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Schedule, Contact, and School Information
Room: A.109
Phone: 512.858.3433

Teaching Schedule:
Period 1: Technology Explorations 9:00-9:49 am
Period 2: Introduction to Design and Technology 9:54-10:50 am
Homeroom: 11:25-11:45 am
Period 3: Technology Explorations 11:50 am - 12:39 pm
Period 4: Conference 12:44 - 1:33 pm (Best time to call)
Period 5: Introduction to Design and Technology 1:38 - 2:27 pm
Period 6: Technology Explorations 2:32 - 3:21 pm
Period 7: Technology Explorations 3:26 - 4:15 pm

Monday and Thursday mornings
8:30 am - 8:55 am

Class Information
Introduction to Design and Technology
Technology Exploration

Important Documents/Files:
Engineering Design Journal PPT
Classroom Expectations (updated throughout the year)

Required supplies ( in addition to grade level supplies) for all grade levels:
  • 1 Hardbound journal/composition book (Quad 4x4, 9.75” X 7.5”, minimum 100 pages or 50 sheets)
  • 2 rolls Masking Tape .70"/18mm (any narrow brand)
  • 1 Transparent Tape
  • 1 White school glue
  • 1 Ruler – metric and standard
  • 1 pkg. Colored pencils
  • 1 Flash drive minimum 1 gigabyte
  • Scissors

Students will also be required to supply materials as needed for class projects. Students who fail to supply needed project materials will be graded accordingly.

**Please keep your email address in Skyward up-to-date. Email is my primary method of communication with parents.

Check this website and your email often for changes and updates.

Week at a Glance and Homework Assignments
Week of May 18

Introduction to Design and Technology:  Continue with Lunar Colony project. Most students should be in the building stage at this time
Technology Exploration: Continue with Mars  Colonization project.

Note: Due to the nature of this class, weekly schedules are subject to change .

Robotics Club News
Sign up for Robotics is now live on our website!

Important Links:
BEST Website
Capitol BEST
Central Texas FIRST

Watch us on YouTube!

Journals are required everyday. Please be sure your student comes prepared for class.

Wish List
Washable markers
Mini hot glue gun sticks
Popsicle or craft sticks
Drill Bits: Any sizes standard and up to 1" paddle bits
Hand saws: coping, hack, rough and fine cut cross-cut
Nails, sheet metal screws, nuts, and bolts. Any size.
Scrap PVC in manageable lengths: 1/2" up to 3" schedule 40 or regular
Wood blocks: 2x2, 2x4, etc.
Cordless drills
Small table top scroll saw
Home Depot/Lowe's gift cards

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