Thursday, November 21, 2019

Third Grade Continent Movies

We had been studying continents in third grade through the use of Virtual Reality, when one of our third graders, Madison, had a great idea for a green screen here is the fruition of her vision!  Students researched, wrote a script, practiced, helped pick out backgrounds and voila - A beautifully crafted movie! The third graders did amazing work - very impressive!

Special thanks to Madison!  Enjoy!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Veteran's Day

On November 11th we stand united to honor our military veterans.  Mrs. Palazzi's kindergarten learned a new song and made flags to mark the special day.  


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

What I Like about Me!

One of many wonderful things about having a Dog Assisted Interventionist is that it allows us to weave in some Social Emotional Learning lessons along the way. 

In What I Like about Me, first graders identified characteristics that they are proud of in order to enhance self-acceptance, awareness of strengths and self-confidence.

This aligns with The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotion Learning (CASEL):
  • Possess self-confidence - When students are able to recognize their strengths, their self-confidence grows.  Self-confidence is an integral piece of a healthy social emotional state.
Later we will tie this lesson into self-efficacy and social awareness.

Students discussed what they are proud of in the areas of family, friends, accomplishments.  They also brainstormed what Murphy would be proud of if he could communicate that with us.  

A powerful lesson for all involved!

Please click on photos to enlarge- check out the hallway near the tech room to see ALL of the first graders!


Friday, November 1, 2019

Tour of the United States Landmarks- Brought to You by Grade Two!

Second grade has been busy traveling the country through  our LEEF Virtual Reality goggles to learn about the U.S. landmarks!  Then they researched each landmark and created a class script!  
Today they take YOU with them on a tour of each one.  They worked hard on speaking clearly and using expression.  The second graders did such a great job, you just may see them on the next travel show!  Enjoy!