Thursday, February 28, 2013

Digital Video Award

Today we were recognized by the Department of Education for our digital learning innovation.  We received special acknowledgement from the Department of Education and $1,000 for our school.  We will be purchasing Apple TVs for a couple of our classes to pilot and an iPad mini for our class.  The room 11 goal is to take our class to 1:1 devices to use with our Apple TV.  Below are the videos that helped win this award.  Thank you to all the students who shared their amazing work!

Digital Learning - Episode 1: Introduction   (running time 4:53)

Digital Learning - Episode 2:  Drop Box, Animoto, BYOD  (running time 4:07)
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Digital Learning - Episode 3:  Our Favorite Apps  (running time 4:07)

Digital Learning - Episode 4:  Blogs  (running time 3:35)

Digital Learning - Episode 5: Tools and Grants  (running time 4:04)
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Dr. Seuss Morning!

Since we will not be in school on March 1st, we will be recognizing Dr. Seuss's Read Across America Day on the Thursday morning.  Your child can bring in his/her favorite Dr. Seuss book to read.

This Week's Homework - My Robot

Homework: Click here
Irregular Words: Click here
Spelling City: Click here

Friday, February 22, 2013

Reading Assessment

Students are now recording their own reading assessments using an iTouch and microphone.  After practicing the story of the week, the students record themselves reading on Friday.  This assessment will be shared with parents through email.

KLT - Keep Learning On Tracking

We are using a writing rubric to help the students understand the expectations for writing.  Once the students have planned and published their writing, they are required to evaluate their own writing based on the criteria we discussed.  It is a work in progress but they can do it!  After the student's evaluate their writing, I then add my feedback.  This technique helps the students stay focused on expectations of skills.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Zen Tangle

Matter Experiments

We started a new science unit on matter.  For this unit we will perform many investigative experiments on solids, liquids and gases. The students will also practice recording data.

President's Day Celebration

 Mrs. Forrey presented a lesson about President's Day teaching the students about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and the purpose of the presidency.

Painting Cookies

Alivia and her mom shared a multi-generation family tradition of painting frosting on sugar cookies.  The students enjoyed the art of painting with food.

February Dates

  • February 18th: No school – Presidents’ Day.
  • February 18th: 6th Grade Registration begins
  • February 22nd: Birthday celebrations, 3:15-3:30
  • February 22nd: PTA Fuddruckers Night.
  • March 1st: No school – Teacher In-service. End of 2nd Trimester.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Room 11 News Jr: App Reviews

This week, we are practicing our persuasive skills by sharing our favorite apps and why!  Click here and enjoy!

Project Learning Tree

We have adopted a tree located in the back of the school.  As a class, we are observing the tree to watch how it changes from winter to the last day of school.  Each student is keeping a journal of observations.  As a class, we came up with many names for our adopted tree and finally settled on Max.    :)


February Updates

Thursday, February 14 is the Valentine's Day Celebration at 2:45.  We will be making Valentine Bags on Tuesday. 

Valentine cards are not mandatory, but if your child does wish to send them out, please be sure to give a valentine to everyone, so all children get a kind note and/or a treat.  Class lists were sent home on Friday.

No School on Monday, February 18 - President's Day 

February Birthday Celebrations will be on Friday, February 22 at 3:15. 

Happy Birthday Andrew!!