• Week of 1/14/2019

    Posted by Kerrie Huizinga on 1/17/2019

    Kindergartners and First Graders are continuing to listen to books from the 2019 Monarch Award: Illinois' K-3 Readers Choice Award list. This week's book is Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille by Jennifer Bryant. In February, students will vote for their favorite book from the list of 20 nominated books. In the computer lab, we will continue to practice our typing skills. We are focusing on the home row.

     

    Second Graders are continuing to learn about biographies. This week we will learn more about Louis Braille in the biography Six Dots. In the computer lab, we will practice online research, typing information AND inserting an image into a Word Document.

     

    Third, Fourth and Fifth Graders are practicing their typing skills with a D87 program called Type to Learn. If you would like your kids to practice typing at home some websites you can use are:

    Dance Mat Typing

     

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  • Week of 1/7/2019

    Posted by Kerrie Huizinga on 1/8/2019

    Kindergartners and First Graders are continuing to listen to books from the 2019 Monarch Award: Illinois' K-3 Readers Choice Award list. This week's book is Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson. In February, students will vote for their favorite book from the list of 20 nominated books. In the computer lab, we will continue to practice our typing skills. We are focusing on the home row.

     

    Second Graders are continuing to learn about biographies. This week we will learn more about Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah in the biography Emmanuel's Dream. In the computer lab, we will practice online research and typing information into a Word Document.

     

    Third, Fourth and Fifth Graders are gaining more experience using Word Online through their Office 365 school login. Students can use their login at home or anywhere they have access to the internet. We are focused this week on writing about 1 wish we have for the new year. Students are also learning how to fix spelling errors and search for school appropriate images to include in their documents.

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  • Week of 12/17/2018

    Posted by Kerrie Huizinga on 12/17/2018

    Kindergartners are using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to build a shovel to scoop up as much "snow" as they can in 30 seconds. 

    Books we've read together:

    Recess at 20 Below

     

    First Graders are using STEM to build a bridge for the Gingerbread Man to use to cross a river and avoid being caught by the fox and everyone else chasing him. Take a look at some of our creations!

    First Grade STEM project

    Books we've read together:

    The Gingerbread Cowboy

    The Gingerbread Girl

    The Gingerbread Baby

     

    Second Graders are continuing to learn about biographies. So far we've learned about Helen Keller and this week we will learn about Malala Yousafzai.

     

    Third, Fourth and Fifth Graders are learning about coding with different coding activities from https://studio.code.org/home

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  • 2nd Grade SLO

    Posted by Kerrie Huizinga on 10/2/2018

    Please type your name and one thing you like about your graphic organizer AND one thing you wish to improve.

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