The book fair crates/boxes arrived this morning! I can't wait to start setting up. I have friends in Student Council who will be helping on Thursday. I might have to sneak a peek before then. Flyers will be going home this week. Next week each classroom will be previewing the fair and filling out a wish list. Make sure you stop on by the book fair during conferences Oct 6 & 7 from 4:00-8:00!
You can also order books ONLINE using the link below! There are more options online!
Everyone has their own perceptions as to the best part of themselves. This past week and the next, 5th and 6th grade students will be asked the same question. A few classrooms already started and I'm enjoying reading what they consider the best part of them. We will be creating an e-book for viewing once we are all done! I'm super excited to see how they turn out.
This week we read a funny story called Peanut Butter and Homework Sandwiches. Students thought it was very funny that the character kept having trouble with turning in his homework. We talked about being responsible for our work!
Students have continued to work on mastering basic skills in the computer lab whether that be mouse control for the kindergartners to Google Doc tools.
This past week students listened to a story Chicken Dance. Most of the students found it funny that Elvis Poultry was the Rock Star! Then there were a lot that have no idea who Elvis is. We may have to listen to a song or two by Elvis so students can hear his music.
* K-1st grade, we are working on mouse control and alphabet skills along with basic keyboarding still. We will be starting some new concepts this next cycle week!
* 1st grade will be learning about tools in Microsoft Word.
* 2-6th grade students this week have been continuing with their keyboarding skills.
* 2nd grade will begin learning the basics of Google Drive and Google Docs this next week.
* 3rd -6th grade students started working on Google Docs with a Simile activity to help refresh their brains on different parts to Google Docs. They will each begin new projects once this activity is completed.
* All grade levels will begin learning more about Digital Citizenship and what that means in the coming weeks. We all need to learn how to be safe, confident, and aware of the things that happen while they are working Online.
I am so excited to announce that our Follett Shelf is up and running! There are 39 single user books geared at every grade level! If the E-books are as successful, as I hope they will be, I will be adding more titles! The link to the website is down below or can be found by clicking on the word Classrooms in my menu.
2nd – 6th grade students will use their username/password to log onto the Follett Shelf. K-1 students, I will be sending your usernames/passwords home in the next week or so you can check it out too!
These can be read directly from the computer or you can download the app to your device, Follett BryteWave K-12 Edition! Happy E-book Reading!
After announcing winners, I had a bunch of friends bring in more book logs today. So, I've tallied the ones that I got as of Friday morning and have a group of new winners. This month my 1st and 2nd place winners will receive prizes!
The new winners are...
Total number of minutes 42,683! Prizes going to the 1st and 2nd place classrooms this month!
* 1-2 – Lampe with 3,996
* 3-4 – Babbel with 5,674
* 5-6 – McCord with 5,457
For the month of August, students recorded 30,294 minutes! Only 969,706 minutes to reach my goal of a million minutes for us this year! (Actually my goal is half of that, but wouldn’t that be awesome if we could reach a million?!?) Students recorded 12,000 more minutes than last year in August! Awesome!
1-2 – Ms. Fonda’s class with 3,475 minutes recorded and turned in. Mrs. Lampe wasn’t too far behind with 3,461 and Ms. Pieper with 3,364!
3-4 – Mrs. Kiger’s class with 3,318. Mrs. Babbel not far behind with 2,918 and Mrs. Richardson with 2,633.
5-6 – Ms. Mathers’ class with 1,325. Ms. Fitzgerald not too far behind with 907.
Kindergartners will join the book log fun in October!
Ask your student if there is a way to do nothing! We read a funny story this past week about 2 boys who attempt to do nothing. Students proved that theory wrong by showing me all that they could do on the computers this week.
* In Kindergarten we got on our computers and worked on mouse control and identifying letters of the alphabet!
* 1st grade worked on finding where on the keyboard the letters are located. Some students won prizes for doing such a great job at finding the right letters!
* 2nd grade has been working on logging into our accounts and creating bookmarks!
* 3rd - 6th graders are busy working on keyboarding the correct way and not chicken pecking on the keyboard. It is very hard to retrain our brains to type correctly after doing something different for so long. Students can access the website from home if they want to practice!! Please help them out to keep their fingers on the homerow keys! Below is the link to help them access the website.
* Lastly, of course, you can always access my website for any other learning games they want to try out!