Saturday, December 21, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Computer Science Education Week

Have you heard about this in the news?  Ever wonder how to make computer games, like Angry Birds? Write your first computer program!

Learn how, here!  Ever think of having a job as a video game developer when you grow up?

Did you know Ms. Rappaport took computer science classes in college?

Happy Holidays!

As we get ready for winter recess, I want to wish you a wonderful holiday season, and a happy and healthy New Year!

Tomorrow we will be having an award ceremony for working so hard this year.

Class DOJO

Monday, December 16, 2013

Class Dojo

We are going to be implementing a point system, using ClassDOJO, an interactive reward system, where you can see how your child is performing in our learning lab.

Check out your child's online learning buddy, their DOJO, and see how they are earning points.

Students can earn points for:
-on task
-helping others
-team work
-working hard

Students can lose points for:
-no homework
-off task
-talking out of turn

Class DOJO, login page.  Check out how many points your child has earned in our learning lab and how they are performing weekly.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Think Central

We love math!

Our new GoMath program is very different from Everyday Math.  In our learning lab we sometimes visit ThinkCentral which goes along with our classroom curriculum, ThinkCentral

Sometimes we use another program, Touch Math.  Find out more about it here!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Donor's Choose Project Funded!

Ms. Rappaport's 4th project has been funded!

In the beginning of the school year, generous donors gave us two iPad mini's.  Now we are getting even more wonderful presents!

What can you expect in our learning lab?

Sound Match GameSound Switchin’ GameRockin’ Rhyme GameSwingin’ Syllables Game
Reading Comprehension Folder Games Library - Gr. 2-3Vocabulary Folder Games Library - Gr. 2-3
Grammar & Writing Folder Games Library - Gr. 2-3Word Work Folder Games Library - Gr. 2-3

I can't wait for their arrival in January! 

Do you have any ideas of what you would like to be added to our resource room?  Ms. Rappaport is currently brainstorming possible ideas for her next donor's choose project.

Teacher Story Grammar Marker® Manipulative - (Item No 03 040) Introducing, Story Grammar Marker!  Check out this new tool, coming soon!  Ms. Rappaport has been talking with our school's speech teachers, and she loves this resource, she just had to have it for her learning lab.  A few more special add on's will be coming too to help us with our narrative stories (a big part of common core ELA).  I can't wait for all these things -- I hope we have enough room. 

Talk to write.  Write to learn!

Scholastic Book Clubs

Some students have expressed an interest in ordering Scholastic books that they viewed from our magazine basket.  If you would like to purchase books at a discounted rate, click on the icon below.  Our learning lab earns points to get free things.