Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Scene from the Magic Flute


Take a look at some of the Third Graders practicing a scene from The Magic Flute. 

Abstract and Creative Thinking in the First Grade


OK, after thinking about what you see in the squiggle, could you then creatively write and illustrate a story? 

Our First Graders can and did. 

Take a look below at a few examples of how our First Graders worked from a very abstract symbol to make their thinking visible via a story and a picture. 


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Third Grade Poetry Society


Ms. Worrell's class just published an illustrated book of poetry. Take a look at their online book to enjoy the creativity of our young writers.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ms. Weaver and Ms. Cook- Second Segment of Edtech Co-op Podcast


Our two iPad piloting 5th grade teachers recently were guests a second time on the podcast of Dr. Mark Hofer of the 
College of William and Mary. His blog and podcast are located at the Edtech Co-Op site. You can go to the site and listen to the podcast there or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes by searching for "Edtech Co-op".

Listen to Ms. Cook and Ms. Weaver discuss
the apps they are using and the lessons they are learning so far from the iPad Pilot program. 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Festival of Learning: Non-fiction Books

Book Cover

One of the Festival of Learning projects was having the students research an endangered species and then create a book to share their learning. This coincided with the regular Grade 3 curriculum of learning about non-fiction books. Here are some images taken from the books created by Sofia and Isabelle.

Table of Contents

Information Pages with Illustrations

Glossary





Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Ms. Weaver and Ms. Cook on Edtech Podcast


Our two iPad piloting 5th grade teachers recently were guests on the podcast of Dr. Mark Hofer of the College of William and Mary. His blog and podcast are located at the Edtech Co-op site. You can go to the site and listen to the podcast there or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes by searching for "Edtech Co-op".

A second podcast will be posted next week where Ms. Weaver and Ms. Cook share further insights about the iPad Pilot program.