Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Tony Chestnut - A Song for You With Multiple-Meaning Words

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We hope you enjoy our video!

Matter Mixtures!




We learned that some kinds of matter are mixtures of other kinds of matter, and sometimes, we can break them back down into their original parts.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Place Value Game Time!

In math, we've been learning about digits, and how their value changes in larger numbers according to their place.  We've used our iPads, but sometimes, old-fashioned games are fun, too!




Friday, September 4, 2015

What's the Matter?

This week, we talked about the three states of matter.  
We learned that the particles that make up gases, liquids, and solids behave in different ways.


The particles in solids are close together and move so slowly you could never tell that they're moving.


The particles in liquids are still pretty close together, but they can move freely.


The particles in gases are not close together, and they expand to fill up the space they're in.


Did you know everything that takes up space, everything in the whole universe, is made of matter?  We thought it was pretty cool.  

We also liked eating the left-over Fruit Loops!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Welcome to Second Grade!

Welcome, Second Grade Superhero Squad!  We're going to have such an exciting year!  Second grade is a year filled with new information and challenging concepts, but our Second Grade Superheroes are more than ready!  Today, we reviewed common and proper nouns with the Nearpod app on our iPads.




Learning with technology is an important part of our day, every day. 
Stay tuned for more!  We hope you enjoy seeing the things we do in our class.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Welcome!

We have many exciting things going on in the lab!

Kindergarten students are learning to use multimedia tools to express their ideas.  We've just started learning Wixie, a presentation program, and we will continue through to the end of the year.

First and second grade children are continuing to use what they've learned in Wixie, and they are creating presentations to show what they're learning in science and social studies.  We'll continue with this through the rest of the year, and review keyboarding, as well.

Third grade students have been researching and writing an essay about an animal they have chosen.  They're working toward having a final, typed product to bring home.

Fourth and fifth grade students have spent this nine weeks learning iMovie and creating an original product.  The final nine weeks, we'll be wrapping up iMovie and focusing on digital citizenship.



Sunday, August 17, 2014

A New Adventure!






Welcome to a new school year!  We are so fortunate to have beautiful new Apple computers in our lab and iPads in our classrooms.  Learning HOW to use our new computers and learning THROUGH using our new computers is going to be an exciting adventure for everyone!