Category Archives: Warrior Movement

24 Mar

Volunteers Invaluable to Students and Staff in Afterschool Programs

Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, the afterschool program at Arsenal Elementary School is graced by the presence of volunteer Arleen Smigielski.  Run by Neighborhood Learning Alliance, in partnership with Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, the afterschool program takes place every week Monday through ...

07 Mar

Color Cubes Assembly Line Challenge

The Little Learning Warriors at Woolslair Elementary recently enjoyed a special day when they were joined by their families, who assisted them in learning how to design and use an assembly line to produce the most “toys” — Color Cubes ...
16 Feb

Snack Attack Packaging Challenge

The Little Learning Warriors at Arsenal Elementary learned a little about industrial engineering through a STEM challenge, where they were given the task to design a package to keep a s’more from getting ruined when submerged in water for five ...

25 Jan

Umbrella Challenge: Water Cycle

The Little Learning Warriors at Arlington Elementary learned about the water cycle through a new STEM challenge. After Miss Trina led a lesson on how precipitation is water that falls from the sky as either rain, snow, sleet, hail, or ...

24 Jan

Pittsburgh Police volunteer with Little Learning Warriors

In four of our elementary afterschool programs, Pittsburgh Police Officers have been volunteering their time with the Little Learning Warriors.  From Zones 1, 2, 3, and 5, the officers visit, read to, and spend time with the students for one ...

18 Jan

Teamwork String Challenge

The students at Arlington took on a teamwork challenge with a string tied together at the ends.  Holding hands and standing in an unbroken ring, the goal was to work together to get through the hole created by the string. ...

12 Jan

Egg Drop Challenge

Tech Warriors lead the the younger Warriors at Arlington Elementary in an engineering challenge to create a container that can prevent an egg from cracking when dropped from a given height. Divided into groups of 3 to 4, the Warriors ...

08 Dec

Marshmallow Tower Challenge

Tech Warriors lead the Little Learning Warriors in a challenge this week to build the tallest tower out of toothpicks and marshmallows. In groups of three, the Warriors were given 20 toothpicks, 10 small marshmallows, and 1 large marshmallow (which ...

06 Dec

Paper Engineering Challenges

For a STEM lesson, students took on a few “Paper Engineering” challenges.  Students were given a set amount of materials and time to make the tallest or strongest paper structure.  These are just two of a series of engineering challenges ...

21 Nov

Afterschool Family Night

NLA’s program at Arsenal elementary school recently opened its doors to families for an Afterschool Family Night! Parents and siblings of the Little Learning Warriors came to the program to watch and cheer as the students received awards for their ...