Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The 5th graders have been hard at work on the November Wolf Swamp Review TV show.  Hope you enjoy it.


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Enjoy pictures from the Hour of Code Week, where all the students became programmers and wrote code!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

It has been a fun October, and the 5th grade students just finished their second Wolf Swamp Review TV show.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The first graders are studying seasons and poetry.  In technology, they used the word processor Pages on the iPads, to create an acrostic poem about FALL.  They learned so much about typing on the iPad, using the program, thinking up words that started with F, A and L.  They also tried drawing their Fall picture in Drawing Pad App on the iPads.  Here are some examples of their hard work.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The 5th graders have been hard at work creating the first Wolf Swamp Review TV show for the school year.  Super job, 5th graders.  Please enjoy!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

First graders are learning about the Water Cycle.  After working with a Smart Board Activity, we decided to try using the green screen to create a water cycle movie.  They read their classroom Water Cycle Poem.   The second graders have also been using the green screen, by learning about the pumpkin life cycle.  They enjoyed a Smartboard activity, touching a real pumpkin and pumpkin seeds and learning the steps to the life cycle.   Please enjoy both videos.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Congratulations, Wolf Swamp School!  We had a great start to the new year.  The students all worked hard to create a "tech" project for Open House.  Here is some of their work.

The First Graders went on the iPads and used Drawing Pad.  They took their picture and wrote a sentence about what they liked about school so far.

Here is a PowerPoint of Ms. Holmes's first graders!  Enjoy

Here is a PowerPoint of Mrs. Powell's first graders
Here is a PowerPoint of Ms. Fenton's first graders

The new Kindergarten class is starting to use iPad apps. We started with a Coloring App, and have moved on to a Drawing app called Doodle Buddy.  We listened to The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle using the computer.  They drew wonderful rainbow fish, caterpillar and butterfly pictures.

The 2nd graders are starting to learn what a word processing program is used for in the classroom.  We have just started with the iPad and Pages app  and have worked on some great "All About Me" posters.  Here a a few.

The 4th graders have been creating Wordles.  The first one was about the summer reading book, The One and Only Ivan.  The second one was created from geography words associated with the BrainPop videos about geography  themes.  Here a couple of examples:

The 3rd graders worked hard on a creating a QR-Code about themselves.  Using a QR-Reader app, the computer generated voice reads the sentence they wrote!  They have also been hard at work starting up their Google Accounts.  Lots and lots of hard work goes into this, and they have been learning how to log on both the laptops and the Chrome Books.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The 5th graders worked very hard this year at creating unique TV shows.  They tried commercials and other new items, some worked out and some did not work out.  But they continued on and created some great shows.  This is the last one for this year, please enjoy.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The 4th graders in Mrs. Aronson's room have been hard at work using their Google Accounts and the Google Drawing and Research to create Landmark projects.  Enjoy their hard work.

Monday, June 8, 2015

The 5th graders are still hard at work and have finished the May WSR TV show!  They are certainly being creative this year.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The first graders have been hard at work learning about coins.  We have explored coins using a Smartboard lesson, PicCollage and finally Explain Everything where they could become the "teacher" and show off their coin knowledge.  Here is one example.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Mrs. Jarry's class is now in charge of creating the  Wolf Swamp Review.  Please enjoy the April news!


Monday, April 27, 2015

Thanks to the hard work of Mrs. Zguro's class, we have the March Wolf Swamp Review TV show.  This is their last one and the next 3 will be created by Mrs. Jarry's class.  The students work very hard on these and try to be very creative.  Please enjoy!

Thanks to everyone who helped with the 2015 Technology in Education Showcase (TIES)!  It was a huge success and a lot of fun. It is a huge undertaking and takes a lot of preparation.  I appreciate all the hard work that the 4th and 5th grade participants did to prepare for the event.If you would just like to watch the video about TIES, click on the video below.  

Friday, April 17, 2015

Some of the 5th graders have been participating in an engineering design class where they had to look at bridge design, then design their own bridges using Kleenex boxes, popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners.  Here is their final "show" of the good and the bad!  Enjoy.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

1st graders have been hard at work learning the names of coins, what is on them, and what they are worth.  They also are learning a new powerful iPad app, Explain Everything.  For this project, they created a Pic Collage with the coin name,  and the front and back of the coin.  In Explain Everything they pretended to be the teacher and were teaching their students the value of each coin.  Explain Everything records your voice and your actions on the screens (multiple screens can be created, we only created one)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

5th graders have been hard at work on the Wolf Swamp Review TV show.  Here is the February one, with a their try at a "real" commercial.  March one is right around the corner and will be posted by the end of the week!  Enjoy.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Programming using is happening in 3rd through 5th grade!  Students are just starting the program and learning about algorithms and beginning programming skills.  The "Angry Bird" setup of the lessons is very engaging and the students are enjoying the coding.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The 1st graders are learning the coins.  We had a fun Smart Board touch screen lesson that I developed, and the students did a great job participating and taking turns.  After learning a little bit about the coins the students used Pic Collage to see if they could discover what the "front" and the "back" of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters looked like.  Here are a couple of their discoveries.

Monday, March 2, 2015

3rd graders are learning about computer programming and we are starting to learn to Code!  After practicing with the Smart Board and some general information about algorithms, they tried using Scratch Jr. on the Ipads.  They created programs to make the cat move all the way around the screen in a box shape and then jump up and down at the end.  Finally they added a background.  The skills are starting!  Their coding is at the bottom of the screens.

When you run the programs, you use full screen capability and off the cat goes!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Here are the newest Wolf Swamp Reviews!  Enjoy..

December 2014 - January 2015

The 5th graders also have been busy researching electricity using the library's online encylopedias, Grolier Trueflix and the following websites: and

 Here are a couple of their awesome "e-books" created on their Google accounts using presentations.

 November 2014

October 2014