Felix Jacomino

5107+yPi6mL._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_The Grade 4 students of St. Stephen's are diving into the world of Wendell the World's Worst Wizard! As they read the engaging and humorous book, they are taking inspirations from Wendell and building their very own robots in our school's FabLab which is our STEM/maker space. They also send tweets to Wendell and ask questions every once in a while to get some ideas.

John & Christy Spencer

That's pretty cool in itself. Where it gets extra special is what happens next month. John Spencer, half of the husband and wife writing team of John and Christy Spencer (hence the initials J.C.), will arrive the day before Miami Device begins to read the last chapter to the students, followed by a Q & A session, and book signings. Then, the students will take Mr. Spencer on a tour of the FabLab where their robots will be on display.

I'll be sure we post plenty of photos via St. Stephen's social media.

If you would like to learn more about John Spencer & his ideas, follow him on Twitter at @spencerideas, or, meet him and attend one of his three sessions at Miami Device.


You can watch a video preview of Wendell the World's Worst Wizard below. I hope you enjoy it as much as our students have.


ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “A Wizard, Robots, 4th Graders, & an Author”

  • Inge

    October 5, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Couldn’t be more real! On top of that, all grade 4 students are having book discussions outside of the classroom through Edmodo with our reading coach. A learning experience they will not easily forget, therefore meaningful.

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