This year I will be helping teachers integrate technology into the core curriculum. The students will be exposed to websites, apps, and innovative devices to help them create, produce, problem solve and collaborate with each other. Students and teachers will be using iPads, laptops, projectors, document cameras, and Smartboards regularly in the classroom.
GIFTED AND TALENTED
The GT classes have wrapped up their unit of study on the country of Japan. In grades 1st - 4th, the next unit of study, Mystery Festival,
has begun! The unit combines mystery and investigation in a highly exciting, engaging and educational experience. The student-detectives will conduct many hands-on forensic science tests on evidence found at a "crime scene." This is a highly motivating and powerful unit that your child will remember for years.
In kindergarten, the GT class started a unit called How the Sun Makes Our Day.
The Earth and space science unit, engages students in investigations an observations that support their learning about the sun as a source of light and energy, the nature of shadows, and the need for humans to conserve natural resources. Focusing on the macroconcept of change, the How the Sun Makes Our Day
unit deepens students' understanding of the scientific concepts on the unit.