Friday, November 7, 2014

News Flash

Please send your child with headphones or ear buds. They are listening to videos aimed at their own learning needs and playing games that help them develop their math skills. Thank you!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

What Does the Constitution Mean?

  • Why do people need government?
  • Why did the US need to make a new government?
  • What were some of the challenges the founding fathers faced?
  • How is the Constitution organized?
  • Why do we have a Bill of Rights? What are those rights?
Students had to create slides, type and create their own filmed videos to demonstrate their learning.  Can you figure out the video for each question?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Most Academic Halloween Door

Happy Halloween!

Whether it be the Founding Fathers, King George or Paul Revere, heads were rolling in Social Studies for this section of our homeroom Halloween door
In Math, students found the Distributive Property quite scary. You may notice some familiar facial expressions.
Finally, ELA had so many ideas we couldn't choose just one. They chose me as the evil teacher.  I am throwing commas, synonyms for said, quotation marks all while trying to eat details and main ideas. 

A great time had by all!  But the best part was having the children be able to reflect on their learning.  They really know what they are learning here with us at Francis Wyman!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Happy Halloween

Making Tools Work

Throughout the first two months of ELA, students and teachers alike have been employing the idea of making tools work for us. This has included ideas such as taking open book quizzes and tests for grammar, using grammar books when writing to correct grammar, spelling and capitalization issues, using Snappy Words as an internet resource to use better word choice in writing and more. The goal is to teach the children to be problem finders and solvers. Take a look at some ways we use tools and how we are making one classroom tool to help.