It’s been a great school year! We’re down to the last few days.  We’ve studied many different books, learned keyboarding on the computers, learned how to write computer programs using code, learned how to make Google Drawings and save projects into our Google Drive, and that’s just a start of our year!

I hope everyone has a fun, safe, and relaxing summer.  I look forward to seeing all of you in the fall.

STEAM Week!

Last week was STEAM week throughout Dearborn Schools.  STEAM integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics- integrates.  We used the book “Not A Box” as the basis of our lessons where we used our skills, imagination, and tools to design new items and build structures.  Great job everyone!!

cover of book referenced in post5 students sitting on floor, decorating cardboard box with crayons4 students sitting on floor, building a structure comprised of toothpicks and marshmallowsStudent sitting at table displaying structure she made with toothpicks and marshmallows2 students playing a game made with two pieces of cardboard and a plastic cup.Two students sitting at a table making a structure from toothpicks and marshmallows.

Students have been doing a great job reviewing technology skills taught throughout the year.  Next week we will be working on a STEAM project- integrating science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.  We will be using the book “Not A Box” for the foundation of our projects.

All library books are due back now!  We’ll check everything in and then start sending out overdue notices.  Everything has to be turned back in before the end of the year.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Earth Day

Monday was Earth Day, and we discussed the importance of taking care of Earth.  Students brainstormed ideas on how to keep our environment clean.  We referred to the National Geographic Kids website, then made a Google Drawing project for Earth Day.  The project had to include a text box, lines, shapes, and colors.

Inernet Safety

It’s important to follow the directions of adults when using computers and other technology.  Click only on sites that are safe, never communicate with anyone you don’t know in real life, and always follow directions.

Follow the link on the right, Ruff Ruffman Humble Media Genius, for entertaining and good safety rules!

March 29

yellow cover of book

white paper form with black ink.  Beaded chain on top with six colored charms attached.

We had a very successful March is Reading Month at both Lindbergh and Maples Elementary Schools!  Maples students in first, second, and third grades completed a brag tag book where they earned brag tags for six different genres of books!  Students at Lindbergh earned tokens for reading books of various genres.   Great job everyone!

Have a wonderful Spring break everyone!

March is Reading Month at Maples!

Lots of reading excitement at Maples School!  In media classes, students are completing at March is Reading Month Brag Tag book.  Students will earn tags for reading and learning about various genres of books including fiction, non-fiction, fairy tale, and biography.

Great reading Maples Readers!!!

March is Reading Month at Lindbergh!

Lots of exciting activities going on showing what great readers we have!  In media students are able to earn charms, which can be used to decorate backpacks, necklaces, bracelets, or whatever they choose.  Tokens are earned for reading a fiction, non-fiction, biography, entertainment, and free choice book, along with a special glow-in-the-dark book charm for earning all five.  Students complete the forms and bring them to me as they are completed to begin earning tokens.

Happy March is Reading Month!!

 

March is Reading Month!

We’re off to a great start for reading month.  Most classes have also enrolled in Google Classrooms, through the blue Clever button on the Dearborn Public Schools homepage.  Students learned how easy it is to enroll in the class, complete the work, and turn it in.  This is a nice addition to the Google Documents, Google Drawings, and Google Slides that the students have been working on.