By: Torie Leslie, OLPC facilitator at Allenbrook Elementary School
The OLPC Charlotte team anxiously awaits the arrival of our classroom XO laptops!
Until our launch date, we are committedÂ to making sure our school families andÂ community members have opportunitiesÂ to explore the laptops and ask anyÂ questions they may have.
Hosted by Allenbrook Elementary School,Â XO Winter Wonderland was one
opportunity where students, parents andÂ community members were welcome to
come and explore the power of the XO laptop. Embracing the winter season,
Allenbrookâ€™s cafeteria was transformed into a XO Winter Wonderland completeÂ with snowflakes and nearly 100 XO laptops. While strolling through The XO WinterÂ Wonderland, students were able to enjoy a reading of The Gingerbread Man on the
XO, challenge one another in Maze and Implode and create holiday ornaments of
While exploring The XO Winter Wonderland, parents and community members
heard from OLPC staff about the project and received valuable tools to support
The evening concluded with an award ceremony, where students were able to snag
prizes for having the â€œbest dressed XO Man.â€