Walking through the streets of small town, midwestern America, I’m reminded again of perspective. This year, I’ve been reading, discussing, tweeting, blogging about 21st century learning. I’m reading Ken Robin’s book now, Out of Our Minds, about creativity and how that’s what direly needed in today’s education because the world is changing. Fast. But, I’m […]
There’s something so satisfying about watching kids play. As my 5th graders near the end of their elementary years, I wanted them to leave with a sense of play. Actually, the conversation started with a colleague who teaches kindergarten. We were both inside with my students during a rainy day. Her comment: “They don’t know […]
It all started with an idea… of collaboration about shape and space. The goal was to create a 3-dimensional package that could safely hold a china teapot. Once complete, the teapot and package would be shipped to another international school. The skills were geometry and measurement. Students would need to design and create 2-dimensional shapes that […]
Here is the final literature circle trailer for the year. Keep reading and enjoying books!
I know reflections should be done as you go along, and I have, through this blog. It’s the end of a school year, though, and it’s time to pause and do a final reflection. 1 1/2 weeks to go. Reports are done. Projects finished. The 1-1 computers my students were granted this year are being […]
Here’s the movie: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, brought to you by Emma, Saya, Satono and Sayaka. They did this for their final literature circle project.
For our next installment, this is Wait til Helen Comes, a mystery book students read in literature circles. Hope this makes you want to read it!
Here they come…Book trailers for our last literature circle. This one has two parts. The trailer and the movie for the book Savvy. All are produced by the students themselves. Trailer The movie:
3 days of fun with grade 5 in our final trip. We went to Gotenba, Japan to a YMCA camp tucked into the hills. From free play to intense hiking up 1800 meters, we had a great time. Day 1: Arrival, hike up to the headstream, barbecue dinner and campfire. http://www.flickr.com/slideShow/index.gne?group_id=&user_id=69487938@N08&set_id=72157629966742128&tags=camp,grade5,yis Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. […]