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W.O.W., it's almost Halloween! Time to put a charge in your lessons and make some spooky activities to keep students' circuits connected! Maker-type projects and other STEM/STEAM activities have weaved their way into numerous classrooms because they're fun, mostly inexpensive, and focus on creating, collaborating, learning and sharing. The best part about Makerspaces is you don't need a huge amount of supplies or money or time just to get started. Here's a few free templates available for download from Makerspaces.com just in time for Halloween. Also on the site are several resources, other project ideas, eBooks, supply lists and more. https://www.makerspaces.com/halloween-paper-circuit-projects/ Happy Halloween and Happy Making!
Posted by moagueros  On Oct 17, 2018 at 9:43 AM
  
Dear User, Your colleague has shared a very important document with you. Please download the attachment to view. You will also need to install 7 browser extensions and click on every ad that pops up. Sincerely, Microsoft Corp. W.O.W., someone's "phishing" for information in the above message! You have probably seen several of these types of scams-- many of which are not so obvious. We know by now not to download attachments we were not expecting, or not to click on links that have a weird address, and not to share credit card or other secure information through email, but some of those messages look legit. How do we know if it's a scam or not? For National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, phishing.org and MORENet have compiled several resources including curriculum additions, Brain Pop videos, examples of potential scams, ransomware, and other threats with suggestions for what to do if you have been scammed. There's also an area to report malicious messages. http://www.phishing.org/phishing-examples https://www.more.net/support/security-awareness-activities-games-and-curriculum Happy National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!
Posted by moagueros  On Oct 10, 2018 at 10:34 AM
  
W.O.W., it's almost the end of first quarter! You probably have lots of students work, important class information, notes for parents, and all kinds of stuff to share. while your class website is a perfect place to share these things, sometimes you may want to design a simple newsletter. PeachJar is a website that educators can use to create digital flyers, or e-flyers, and send them straight to their recipients through e-mail. It is free to use for educators and families of the students. Using PeachJar eliminates time and money wasted on printing flyers on paper and then distributing them. To create a flyer educators upload what information they want included on their flyer, a flyer is then created through the website, and then distributed to the recipients. Parents do not have to have an account to view flyers sent through PeachJar. Once the flyer is approved by the district, the flyer will automatically be sent. Educators can use the PeachJar website to track who the flyers were sent to and how many times it was opened. If a teacher would like to make sure that their flyer has been sent out, then the teacher must include their e-mail to view the flyer once it has been sent. Flyers can also be posted to websites for viewing. PeachJar: www.peachjar.com Happy Peaching!
Posted by moagueros  On Oct 03, 2018 at 2:59 PM
  
Wow, it's Fall! Time for cooler weather, Fall festivals (remember the carnival ride, the Scrambler?!), and spooky stories-- the perfect time for Scholastic Story Scramblers.   Scholastic Story Starters Scrambler provides writing prompts for students that are adjusted to be appropriate for each grade level group. It provides the type of writing to be done, an adjective to describe the main character, the main character, and an event to occur in the story.    The format of the story can be written in an online notebook, letter, newspaper, or postcard. Students may then create an illustration for their story, and print a final copy.    A teacher stated, "My 4th grade students find this resource to be extremely engaging and beg to use it during their free time. This site helps students set up their story elements and encourages them to write."   Scholastic Story Starters Scrambler    http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/writing-prompts/ Happy Scrambling!
Posted by moagueros  On Sep 26, 2018 at 2:35 PM
  
Math:  Wb pages 41-44, even numbers Social Studies:  Geo Week 4 due tomorrow
Posted by dlawson  On Sep 19, 2018 at 4:59 PM 1 Comment
  
W.O.W., not only is it a camel's favorite day, but today is a pirate's favorite day, too. Aye, it's National Talk Like A Pirate Day! The teachstarter website has a variety of activities to celebrate Pirate Day including STEM lessons, scripts for Reader's Theater, printables, and craft ideas. https://www.teachstarter.com/blog/avast-ye-fun-activities-for-talk-like-a-pirate-day/ Ahoy, matey, there's a bonus W.O.W.! Matt Miller, author of Ditch That Textbook has curated resources to let you TECH Like a Pirate-- based on the book Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess, Miller infuses classroom hooks with a technology twist. You can see his presentation and get a free copy of his Digital PIRATE eBook here: http://ditchthattextbook.com/pirate/ Happy Pirate Day!
Posted by moagueros  On Sep 19, 2018 at 8:14 AM
  
Math:  Textbook page 70, #2-9
Posted by dlawson  On Sep 18, 2018 at 4:27 PM
  
Math:  workbook pages 33, 34--even numbers only Social Studies:  Geo Week 3 due tomorrow Reading:  Dexter the Tough should be finished.
Posted by dlawson  On Sep 13, 2018 at 4:06 PM 5 Comments
  
W.O.W., were you curious yesterday about where the Website of the Week was? ? Well, Curiosity Day is coming up September 15! ? Curiosity Day is a celebration of curiosity and the love of learning. Bookstores, libraries, and schools across the country are getting ready to celebrate, and what better way to celebrate than with Curious George?! From a Deluxe Party Kit and activity guides to downloadable games and color sheets, the Curiosity Day Resources page has everything you need to spark some curiosity in your classroom. http://www.curiousgeorge.com/curiosity-day Happy Curiosity Day!
Posted by moagueros  On Sep 13, 2018 at 8:38 AM 4 Comments
  
Reading:  Finish Dexter the Tough by Wednesday Grammar:  Noun sheet due tomorrow Math:  Workbook pages 27 and 28 Social Studies:  Geo Week 3 due Friday
Posted by dlawson  On Sep 10, 2018 at 3:44 PM 3 Comments
  
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