Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Day Two: Code Time

Third grade students try out The Foos, Anna and Elsa, and Angry Birds coding activities.

"I've never done this before, but I am just getting it."

Mrs. Wallace on her first grade students' coding work: "Great for problem solving."

Friday, December 5, 2014

Art in the Library

As you might expect at an arts integrated school, we have some very talented student artists. Whether they are creating on their own or working under a teacher's guidance, our students often amaze me with their abilities.
Thank you for the library banner!
Ken with his banner

Weaving handicraft courtesy of Horizons students
Nya and her work

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Thankfulness Padlets

5th Grade Earning Digital Passport

This week our fifth graders are discussing and learning more about digital citizenship. We have talked about how to share information safely and appropriately and how your digital footprint will follow you as you go on to college and work.

To help students with these concepts, they are working to earn their Digital Passports. Digital Passport is a suite of games and videos developed by Common Sense Media "to teach the basics of online safety and responsibility to 3rd-5th graders".  Remember to THINK before you post!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Mr. Dearybury's Class Blog: Sir Read-A-Lot's Book Fair

Mr. Dearybury's Class Blog: Sir Read-A-Lot's Book Fair: This week, our librarian Mrs. Graham and her assistant Mrs. Coats put on an incredible book fair! The kids have loved shopping on and off t...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Guest Reader: Cathy Nelson of Dorman High School

Cathy in the Story Well

We had a special guest visitor in the WHES library today, Dorman teacher-librarian, Cathy Nelson. Cathy was one of my mentor librarian's during my school library media internship at Dorman. A group of second grade students were treated to the award winning book, Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet. Perfect story for the week before Thanksgiving!
Thank you Mrs. Nelson!
Mentor and Mentee