November 2015

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Biography: Author Study

Biography: Author Study

Tomie dePaola (pronounced Tommy da-POW-la) is best known for his books for children.Ā He’s been published for over 40 years and has written and/or illustrated nearly 250 books, including Strega Nona, 26 Fairmount Avenue, The Art Lesson, and Christmas Remembered. Over 15 million copies of his books have sold worldwide! This week at the William O. […]

Newspaper Gift Challenge

Newspaper Gift Challenge

Hey designers, here is a perfect opportunity to put your creative ideas to great use. Many of you drag your newspapers down the driveway to be recycled. Did you know that newspaper accounts for one-third of the nation’s waste? Why not do something way more interesting! The old newspapers are excellent material for creating a […]

Life, Long Ago

Life, Long Ago

The Little House by Virginia Burton The rosy-pink Little House, on a hill surrounded by apple trees, watches the days go, by from the first apple blossoms in the spring through the winter snows. Always faintly aware of the city’s distant lights, she starts to notice the city encroaching on her bucolic existence. First a […]

Design Squad

An engineer from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey just told me about the website Design Squad Nation! Engineers are the people who design buildings, toys, roads, electronic devices, cars, etc. Engineers figure out the best materials to use and how to turn them into the things we use every day. The Design Squad […]

Content via Nearpod

Content via Nearpod

Nearpod is an interactive presentation and assessment tool. Ā This week we will explore nonfictionĀ content and concepts usingĀ this multiplatform applicationĀ with one-to-oneĀ Chromebooks andĀ  iPads.   Kindergarteners CLICK HERE to join the Shapes Lesson. Use the pin: VYWST First GradersĀ CLICK HERE to join the Nonfiction Text Features lesson.Ā Use this pin:Ā XWVJG SecondĀ GradersĀ CLICK HERE to join the Rural, Urban & […]

Thank you October Sock Challenge Participants

Kid Presidentā€™s Socktober and Ms. Kolesar inspiredĀ students to donate a pair of socks to others in need. This small act of love also inspired October’s creativity challenge. Kids tookĀ out those socks theyā€™ve never worn or rescued the forlorn socksĀ fromĀ the laundry room and whippedĀ up cute sock animals!   Watch the Sock Challenge on PhotoPeach…

QR CODE Book Recommendations

QR CODE Book Recommendations

Inigma is a basic app that can make wonderful things happen. When you scan a QR code, you can linkĀ to a website, a video, a story, even a book recommendation without having to type in the URL! Using QR Codes, Mrs. Goldstein’s classes will convince usĀ why we should readĀ their favorite books! When you visit the […]

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