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All About Animal iPad Books

April 15th, 2014 · No Comments · iPad, Literacy, Science

The iPads have been in our classroom for the past couple of weeks, and we are excited to finally share our projects. The students have been working very hard researching and learning about animals from all over the world. We used online resources and books to learn about the animals and their habitats. We organized the information we gathered and created digital books using one of my favorite apps, bookPress. The students learned how to add text, pictures, change fonts and create lay-outs for their all about books.

By Khoi

By Caroline

By Danbee

By Sue

By Ian

By Seo Jun

By Dylan

Hyeon Joo

By Cheuk Kai

By Selena

By Siena-Kaya

Alex

By Amber

By Harith

By Bo

By Tim

By Veronica

By Connor

By Annie

By Kokoro

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Learning Journeys: A Celebration of Our Year!

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Celebrations, iPad, Literacy, Math, Science

Today the students were the tour guides of the classroom. They directed their parents around the room and visited stations to share their learning with their families. Thank you to all the families that visited our classrooms today! :)

To begin the journey, the students and families watched a slideshow of pictures from throughout the year.

Then they visited 4 stations: A reading station, a writing station, a math station and a science station.

Siena-Kaya reads with her mom and dad

Siena-Kaya reads with her mom and dad

Alex shares a story he wrote

Alex shares a story he wrote

Dan Bee plays a math game with her mom and dad

Dan Bee plays a math game with her mom and dad

Caroline shares her All About book that she created on the iPad

Caroline shares her All About book that she created on the iPad

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Be a Bucket Filler!

March 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Social Studies

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Happy 100th Day of School!

February 11th, 2014 · No Comments · Celebrations

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Tet Celebration

February 7th, 2014 · No Comments · Celebrations

Happy New Year!  At our 2014 Tet Assembly the students were dressed in their finest clothes and many in traditional Vietnamese ao dais.  The recited a poem in Vietnamese.

 

Reciting a poem

Reciting a poem

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ESLR Assembly: Academic Excellence

January 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Celebrations

Congratulations to Siena-Kaya, Seo-Jun, Annie, and Connor for receiving an ESLR today!! You have worked hard this year in all areas of 1st grade! Keep up the good work!

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KizCiti Field Trip

January 24th, 2014 · No Comments · Field Trips, Social Studies

On Friday, January 24, the grade ones had the opportunity to visit Kizciti. Kizciti is a community designed especially for children ages 3-15. At Kizciti, children participated in different community helper roles. The children were excited to be able to have hands on experiences and meet the community’s wants and needs. At the bakery, students got to prepare bread for the oven and enjoy the delicious treat. At the milk factory, they took the empty milk box through the factory line and prepared it for the store. At the water factory, students filled and sealed water bottles, checked for impurities, and labeled the water bottles ready to be shipped. At Air Mekong, students took on the role of pilot and flight attendant and boarded the plane to show off their skills. There were many happy customers. Ask your child about the businesses they visited and which was their favorite.

We are learning about the Dentist's office.

We are learning about the Dentist’s office.

What a fun trip!

What a fun trip!

We got to ride in a fire engine!

We got to ride in a fire engine!

Dan Bee and Amber

Dan Bee and Amber

Alex in the fire engine

Alex in the fire engine

We are putting out a fire!

We are putting out a fire!

Class photo at Kizciti

Class photo at Kizciti

We made some bread in the bakery.

We made some bread in the bakery.

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Sports Day

January 22nd, 2014 · No Comments · Celebrations

We had so much fun outside at Sports Day. We loved playing all the days! Thank you to Mr. Harris for organizing this special day!

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Family Traditions

December 12th, 2013 · No Comments · Celebrations, iPad, Social Studies

In social studies we have been learning about families and traditions we have. We invited several teachers and other faculty members at our school into the classroom to tell us their family stories. Then we told our own using iMovie.

Listen to the story of our favorite family tradition!

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Good Readers and Writers

November 15th, 2013 · No Comments · Celebrations, Literacy

Happy Literacy Week! Here are some strategies that good writers and readers use.

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