Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Book Groups come alive with Guys Read: True Stories

Several fifth grade boys are involved in a book study revolving around a book of short true stories. The boys were able to create a PowToon about their story to try and convince others to read their story.  The boys added the PowToon app to their Chrome apps and then created their book review. Check out these awesome book commercials and get ready to read Guys Read: True Stories.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Fourth Grade uses email to enhance their learning

Carmen Scott's fourth grade students are having fun with a game gone digital.  According to Mrs. Scott,
I started doing some fun/enrichment type things this month. I'm typing the game card questions from the game, 5 Second Rule and emailing them to my students. The first 5 kids to email me back receive a treat from me the next day! They LOVE it!! 
A sample of the game is below:
Hello Super Stars!!  

Email me your answers to the following questions. I will let you know if you are one of the winners.
                Ready! Set Go! 

Your teacher,
Mrs. Scott

Name 3 Shapes

Name 3 things a you do when you wake up 

Name 3 States surrounding the Great Lakes

Name 3 Ice Cream Toppings

Way to go fourth grade! Using technology in a fun way to increase knowledge is what our campus is all about.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Nearpod brings learning near in second grade

Laurie Reyes, a second grade teacher at Blackland Prairie, has been using Nearpod with her students to make learning more fun, personal, and interactive. She reports:
My students had a great time learning about money using a website called Nearpod. On Nearpod teachers can create or download interactive lessons that challenge students and meet their different needs. This lesson was a self-paced interactive money lesson that I also used as a pre-assessment for our money unit.
Way to go second grade!