I am so thankful for YOU!
Thank you for all that you do each and every day for our students, school, and community! At this time of Thanksgiving, you are especially on my mind. When asked at my family Thanksgiving dinner table what I am thankful for, you all are on my list to mention.
Lucy Calkins Reading Kits are Here!
#tcrwp is the hashtag to search on Twitter to see some great reading ideas from teachers around the nation.
Twitter chats for Teacher's College is every Wednesday at 7:30pm.
Week/Hour of Code: Dec. 7-11
What is the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code is a first step in showing all students what computer science is all about. The Hour of Code is a self-guided activity that anybody can do. A variety of tutorials will be available to teach the basics of computer science. The Hour of Code is sponsored by Code.org and aims to raise awareness and generate interest in the field of computer science.
Why Computer Science?
Kids are constantly using technology today, but how many are learning to build it? Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science, yet fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. The basics help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills, and prepare students for any future career.
What do I need to do?
New Prospect is already signed up to participate in Hour of Code. There are a variety of activities that you and your students can participate in (with little to no prep time). You can use the IPAD carts (Apps will be loaded for you), computer labs, activboard and you can even do an activity unplugged (with no device). The choice is yours.
Here is a how to: http://hourofcode.com/us/resources/how-to
Other great resources for Hour of Code:
- List of activities you can do with groups of students or your entire class: http://code.org/learn
- Here is a new code challenge (beta) – Elsa from Frozen! http://learn.code.org/s/frozen/stage/1/puzzle/1
- There is also a new STAR WARS activity!!!
- Certificates you can print for your students after they complete the hour of code: http://code.org/certificates
Please let me know how I can help you!
Dec. 3: CST meeting at NPE - visitors to your rooms to observe writing workshop
Dec. 9: Welch out of the building at meeting
Dec. 7-11: 5th Grade Write Score Window (Informational online)
Dec. 7-11: 4th Grade Write Score Window (Informational paper/pencil)
Dec. 7-11: 3rd Grade Write Score Window (Informational online)
Dec. 7-11 Hour of Code (Week of Code)
Dec. 11: Holiday Party for Staff