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.