Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Priority Standards for October 5-13


4th grade Lab
Digital Citizenship Pre-assessment
21.3-5.TL.5 Understand and practice appropriate, legal, and safe uses of technology for lifelong learning.
4th grade STEAM
Rotations with
  • Mindstorms
  • littleBits & Snap Circuits
  • Keva Blocks
5th grade Lab
Using Email continued
21.3-5.TL.5 Understand and practice appropriate, legal, and safe uses of technology for lifelong learning.
5th grade STEAM
Student-directed project
6th grade Lab
Glogster continued
21.6-8.TL.3 Plan strategies utilizing digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
6th grade STEAM
Flour Challenge 2017 “Follow the Flow”
Overview video link

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Battle of the Books

Do you like reading and have a competitive side? Mrs. Speer is looking for Fifth and Sixth grade students who want to participate in Battle of the Books. 

Important Info:

  • Teams will be up 4 members answering questions about the books on the reading list.
  • There are 20 books and the team will decide how to split up the reading.
  • Students will write and submit questions for the books on the list as a way to prepare for the contest.
  • The contest is Saturday, April 7 in Winterset, Iowa.



Battle of the Books Reading List 2018
  • A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Finding Fortune by Delia Ray
  • Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton
  • Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
  • Ghost by Jason Reynolds
  • I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda with Liz Welch
  • If You're Reading This by Trent Reedy
  • In the Shadow of Liberty by Kenneth C. Davis
  • Lincoln's Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin
  • Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff
  • March:  Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
  • Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson
  • My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
  • One Safe Place by Tania Unsworth
  • Paper Things by Jennifer Richard Jacobsen
  • Stella By Starlight by Sharon M. Draper
  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  • The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  • Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
  • Zane and the Hurricane by Rodman Philbrick

Friday, September 8, 2017

Welcome Back!

Hello Bobcat Family!

I am excited to share that I will be teaching in Norway Elementary every day this year. I will continue to see all students in the Computer Lab and STEAM space. In addition, I will be working with BTAG students.



As you may know, I had a baby boy in May. Here are my adorable boys on our first camping trip as a family of four. Michael is enjoying being a big brother to baby Joel.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Priority Standards for May 12-19

Grade

AK
Reading Games
Use technology to create projects, identify patterns, and make predictions.
-I can use technology to support my learning.
Kindergarten
Math Games
Use technology to create projects, identify patterns, and make predictions.
-I can use technology to support my learning.
1st grade
Code.org
Use technology to create projects, identify patterns, and make predictions.
-I can use technology to support my learning.
-I can use technology to see patterns and make predictions.
2nd grade
Atkins Mini Research Project *sharing continued*
Utilize predetermined digital resources and tools to answer questions or solve problems.
-I can follow a plan to find information using digital tools.
Keyboarding Practice
Supports keyboarding skills as part of the ELA curriculum
3rd grade
Atkins: Keyboarding Practice
Supports keyboarding skills as part of the ELA curriculum
Keystone: Code.org
Use technology to create projects, identify patterns, and make predictions.
-I can use technology to support my learning.
-I can use technology to see patterns and make predictions.
4th grade
Word Cloud
Use technology resources to create original projects, identify patterns, make predictions, and propose solutions.
- I can work individually and collaboratively to create, display, publish, or perform technology projects.
-Also supports keyboarding skills as part of the ELA curriculum
5th grade
Word Cloud
Understand technology hardware and software system operations and their application.
- I can choose the right technology for a task.
Understand and practice appropriate, legal, and safe uses of technology for lifelong learning.
- I can use technology to assist my learning.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Priority Standards for May 4-11

Grade


AK
Reading Games
Use technology to create projects, identify patterns, and make predictions.
-I can use technology to support my learning.
Kindergarten
Math Games
Use technology to create projects, identify patterns, and make predictions.
-I can use technology to support my learning.
1st grade
Online Books: BookFlix and Tumblebooks
Use technology to create projects, identify patterns, and make predictions.
-I can use technology to support my learning.
2nd grade
Mini Research Project *sharing*
Utilize predetermined digital resources and tools to answer questions or solve problems.
-I can follow a plan to find information using digital tools.
3rd grade
Atkins: Keyboarding Practice
Supports keyboarding skills as part of the ELA curriculum
Keystone: Code.org
Use technology to create projects, identify patterns, and make predictions.
-I can use technology to support my learning.
-I can use technology to see patterns and make predictions.
4th grade
Friendly Letters {Students will create and type a friendly letter.} continued
Students will write and type friendly letters.
-Supports keyboarding skills as part of the ELA curriculum
5th grade
Flow Charts continued
Understand technology hardware and software system operations and their application.
- I can choose the right technology for a task.
6th grade
Using Excel Spreadsheets continued
Demonstrate creative thinking in the design and development of innovative technology products and problem solving.
- I can work individually and collaboratively to create and display, publish, or perform products.
- I can create and share new ideas and products related to curriculum content.
Plan strategies utilizing digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
-I can locate and utilize information from a variety of sources.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Priority Standards for April 26-May 3

Grade


AK
Use technology to create projects, identify patterns, and make predictions.
-I can use technology to support my learning.
Kindergarten
BookFlix and Tumblebooks
Use technology to create projects, identify patterns, and make predictions.
-I can use technology to support my learning.
1st grade
Atkins: Spring Themed Typing Project continued
Use technology to create projects, identify patterns, and make predictions.
-I can create technology to create a presentation with help from my teacher, family or student partner.
Use a variety of technology tools and media-rich resources to work collaboratively with others.
-I can use technology to share ideas with others.
Keystone: Code.org
Use technology to create projects, identify patterns, and make predictions.
-I can use technology to support my learning.
-I can use technology to see patterns and make predictions.
2nd grade
Mini Research Project continued
Utilize predetermined digital resources and tools to answer questions or solve problems.
-I can follow a plan to find information using digital tools.
3rd grade
Atkins: Morning of Interest Research Project continued
Utilize digital tools and resources to investigate real–world issues, answer questions, or solve problems.
-I can use more than one resource.
-I can find information online to solve problems and answer questions.
Use technology resources to create original projects, identify patterns, make predictions, and propose solutions.
-I can use technology to create a presentation with help from my teacher, family or student partner.
-I can use technology to share my ideas with others.
Utilize digital tools and resources to investigate real–world issues, answer questions, or solve problems.
-I can use more than one resource.
-I can use digital tools to investigate real world issues.
-I can find information online to solve problems and answer questions.
Keystone: Gone to Ag Day
4th grade
Friendly Letters {Students will create and type a friendly letter.}
Students will write and type friendly letters.
-Supports keyboarding skills as part of the ELA curriculum
5th grade
Flow Charts
Understand technology hardware and software system operations and their application.
- I can choose the right technology for a task.
6th grade
Using Excel Spreadsheets continued
Demonstrate creative thinking in the design and development of innovative technology products and problem solving.
- I can work individually and collaboratively to create and display, publish, or perform products.
- I can create and share new ideas and products related to curriculum content.
Plan strategies utilizing digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
-I can locate and utilize information from a variety of sources.

Spring Spiral Text

First graders practiced their typing skills by writing about spring. We then copied and pasted the text into Festisite to create the spiral text. Students then created a picture related to spring or their typing.

Here are a few of the student's creations. Can you find the baseball glove.