Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! I am excited for a year of learning, creating, and exploring!
Calendar of Events:
May 29 - No School: Memorial Day May 31 - Field Trip to Minneapolis Art Institute/Como Zoo June 2 - Carnival We will be out 8:15-9:15 and 11:15-12:15 June 6 - Field Day and Picnic June 8 - Last Day of School: Early Release
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!
Upcoming Event! Week of February 27-March 3
We are wrapping up the year creating three-dimensional objects and using a coordinate plane. The kids have worked extremely hard this year!
What is Dreambox?
DreamBox offers over 1,800 lessons with millions of paths through the curriculum. It adjusts in real-time, adapting hints, level of difficulty, pace, and sequence, in order to engage students at their optimal learning zone. DreamBox Learning lessons are not set up as linear progression. For example, if three different students are working on a particular lesson, they will each be offered different follow-up lessons based on how they responded to questions throughout the lesson. The DreamBox adaptive engine selects the next set of recommended lessons based on each student’s demonstrated strengths and struggles. - DreamBox website
Click the picture below to access Storybird from home or school!
Seesaw - Digital Connection
Many of you have already registered as users for the Seesaw app. I encourage you to use SeeSaw this year to check in on your student's progress, leave comments, and post from home. SeeSaw is the perfect way to connect our learning at school with our learning at home!
The students brainstormed, researched, and presented on their conservation projects. In the end, the most votes went to the Snow Leopard Trust, based out of Seattle, Washington. We've had the distince honor of speaking with their Senior Ecologist, who studies snow leopards in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan! We are currently in the middle of creating a series of educational videos that we will be able to share with the Snow Leopard Trust. We look forward to helping to support such a wonderful organization that helps conserve an amazing endangered species. Check out the Public Service Announcements the students made with Mr. Leiser!