Monday, December 9, 2019

Hour of Code

I am excited to be participating in Hour of Code again this year! It's a great way to gain a little exposure to computer science as well as work on our problem solving skills and our ability to work together.
  • I can work collaboratively and respectfully with a classmate.
  • I can work with a partner as the "driver" of our bot.
  • I can work with a partner as the "navigator" of our bot. Remember to take turns!
2nd & 3rd Grade - CLICK HERE

4th & 5th Grade - CLICK HERE

6th grade - CLICK HERE


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

4th Grade Research


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Dear 4th graders,
Today is our final day of research! Here are our learning targets for today:
  • With my partner, I can take brief notes in our graphic organizer as we learn new information.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Global Read Aloud Wrap Up

Our K-2 students participated in an author study of Yuyi Morales' picture books during Global Read Aloud. We used technology to connect with other students in the country and with the author. GRA is a great way to create connections through books! At the end, students voted for their favorite GRA book. (Because of holidays and weather events, not all classes heard all 6 books). Here are the voting results:



Wednesday, November 20, 2019

4th Grade Resarch


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https://thebig6.org/

Dear 4th graders,
We will continue to work on our research skills today with our mini-research project. Remember - we are using the Super 3 research model to help us. Here are our learning targets for today:
  • With my partner, I can learn new information from reading. This means, I can use text features like the index to help me locate information in my book.
  • With my partner, I can take brief notes in our graphic organizer as we learn new information.
  • With my partner, I can use a database to locate information.

Balloons Over Broadway

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6th graders used primary sources (advertisements) and a secondary source (Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet) to learn about the history of the Macy's Day Parade. Here is one more interesting primary source:

Thursday, November 14, 2019

4th Grade Research


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https://thebig6.org/

Dear 4th graders,
We are going to review our research skills with a mini-research project on a topic that you picked! We will use the Super 3 research model to help us. Here are our learning targets for today:
  • I can work respectfully with my partner to figure out what we want to learn about our animal. That means we can write FIVE questions that we hope to answer.
  • In partners, we can use the library catalog and locate an informational book to help with our research.
  • I can learn new information from reading.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Library Location Skills

Dear 5th grade,
Last week we reviewed the library's organization and the catalog. Here is today's learning target:
  • I can use the catalog and locate a specific item on the library shelves.