April 19, 2010
After a strong re-connecting week, we are back this week to recommit to rigor and stamina in our quest for knowledge. We are building on and developing further our 21st century skills. You will note that your child will be online quite a bit more frequently over the next couple of months. Please do not despair. Here is what we are working on:
Blog: We are posting our poetry here. As we prepare for next week’s Poetry Café, we are sharing our wonderful works of art with the world.
NVS: This is our virtual classroom. We are posting much of our reader’s workshop work here on discussion board forums. These posts are quite remarkable. (Ask your child to give you a tour of this online learning forum.)
NVSF: The science fair is still posted. Judges will be browsing and evaluating our wikis and blogs very soon. We have much to be proud of with our science projects.
Country Culture Study Wiki: We have just started working on our own wiki. Each child has his/her own page dedicated to the country of his/her choice. We will be researching about our country’s culture and recording/posting all of our information on this wiki. It promises to be a showcase of knowledge, hard work and technological skills. (All of this work is available to you to browse at your leisure.)
Exciting things are happening in 5D. I am very proud of our children and am very excited to see the results of all of their hard work. It is almost difficult to keep ahead of them. They are an energetic and lively bunch!
A couple of upcoming scheduling notes…
MAP testing begins for us on Wednesday April 21st.
Poetry Café forms are due on Thursday April 22nd.
Fun Run is on Sunday April 25th.
Progress Reports in Monday April 26th.
Poetry Café is Thursday April 29th.
Early Release is on Friday April 30th for Parent/Teacher conferences. (This has been moved from Tuesday to Friday.)
Ms. Amy Branch
About the Blogger
Ever since I was a child, I wanted to travel the world and to make a difference in other people's lives. I truly didn't believe I would become a teacher though; however, I am so glad that I am 5D's teacher! I am originally from Washington state but have enjoyed living in both West Africa and Lebanon. I am very blessed to have lived such an incredible life thus far.
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