Day 1 Class Photo
* I can write a main idea sentence along with supporting details, using complete sentences.
* I can write a quality comment to a post.
Click HERE for a detailed look at our lessons and blogging activities thus far!
IMPORTANT: Student KidBlog Account Information
- Currently, all blogging is being done with paper and pencil until students understand the digital citizenship expectations as well as quality writing expectations.
- Once ready, each student will have a blog within our KidBlog account. The teachers have full control over this account.
- Each student will have a picture of him/herself along with their first name only (no last names will EVER be used).
- The blog is viewable by anyone.
- Only those who we (the teachers) have added to our account will be able to leave comments. This will eventually be our parent digital volunteers. Of course students are all in the system, thus will be able to leave quality comments to each other.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask. We want each of you to feel comfortable with this process.
Within the next few weeks, all students will complete a digital citizenship online course. All 3-5 EPiC (and district) students are required to complete these lessons. Digital citizenship is of course an on-going set of skills we will be helping students develop over the course of the year.
PBL (Project Based Learning)
Unit #1: The Global Water Crisis
*Include ELA (English Language Arts), Math and Science standards.
* I can identify the main idea of a text.
* I can write a quality main idea sentence.
We introduced the concept of main idea and details by cutting a watermelon.
Whole = Big Topic (i.e. Water Crisis)
Slice = Main Idea (i.e. Bad things can happen when you have to use dirty water.)
Seed = Detail (i.e. Mothers often walk four hours each day to get dirty water from a river.)
Individualization: Students completed their initial assessments for i-Ready Reading and Lexia.
* I can add and subtract 3 digit numbers, with and without regrouping.
Individualization: Students completed their initial assessments for i-Ready Math, Reflex and FrontRow.
* I can use repeats (or “loops”) to give exact directions to make something happen.
Image: Students enjoying the moment we met Ereth, a very funny porcupine!