Friday, January 31, 2014

Student Highlights
Technology in the classroom
Students are enjoying using technology in the classroom!  Here are a few ways that students use technology to enhance and demonstrate their learning.  Second grade students had questions that they drafted, read by scientists in Antarctica in a podcast that aired worldwide.  Children then shared what they learned by creating stories using a program called Puppet Pals.

Third grade students are practicing their reading strategies when reading online, age appropriate news articles on Tween Tribune and URL codes.  Students also track their questions and thinking using Padlet.

In the intermediate grades students collaborate with peers and their teacher using Edmodo and Google documents.

Technology is a fun, motivating and essential tool that enhances our lessons.
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Upcoming Events:
·      School Advisory Meeting – Tuesday, February 4 @ 5:30
·      Valentine’s Parties – Thursday, February 13
·      No School / Teacher Professional Development Day – Friday, February 14
·      Sock Hop – Friday, February 21
·      Academy of Arts of Gold Rush will be offered on Thursday afternoons (not Tuesdays as noted in Thursday folders).

·      Please register your incoming kindergartener for the 2014-2015 school year in the main office
·      TCAP Testing schedule is below. Please note the dates your children will be testing and schedule outside appointments at other times.
3rd grade Reading: Feb11 and 12.
3rd grade Writing, Math: Mar 4, 5, 11 and 12.
4th – 5th grade Reading, Writing, Math: Mar 4, 5, 6, 11, 12
Make-up date: Mar 13

Safety Tips:
·      Please do not turn left when leaving the parking lot.