March 2014

Sight Words Are Out'ta Sight!

Mr. Jenkins understands that students in third grade make the shift from learning to read to reading to learn.  He also understands that there are some words students must know by sight.  If students have memorized the sight words then they have access to up to 75% of what is printed in almost any piece of children’s literature.  Take a peek as Mr. Jenkins provides a hands on way to help strengthen students' retention as they play Sight Word Bingo. 

E I E I Oooops

At Mt. Loafer, Farmer MacDonald, Bo Peep and the whole barnyard is singin’… the rooster, the pigs, sheep, ducks, chicks, the mule.  But wait! Something’s wrong with Mr. Cow… he just can’t moo!  Watch the second grade fun as the animals all do their part to save the day!

What's My Function?

Attributions: 

Mrs. Gwynn helps her students become confident problem solvers! Take a look as she gives students practice in guessing the function.  Students alternate guessing a number.  The partner applies the rule and tells the output number.   What a great strategy to increase participation.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Mt. Loafer PTO "brightens" the teachers' week.  The teachers' are truly being "fed" with appreciation. 

Every day, for the entire week, the PTO has organized treats and meals of appreciation to let our wonderful teachers know how much we value their hard work and dedication.  Thank you, PTO!

Prevailing Winds

"The Prevailing Winds" is woodwind quintet that presents music spanning 300 years of musical history. Students enjoyed classic to popular music from films, such a Harry Potter and Star Wars. 

Students learned many aspects of music, such as how it can convey emotion, and how it can enhance specific events. The program was educational, as well as entertaining. 

 

Read Me A Story!

In Mrs. Grovers’ classroom, a small group of students are seated around a table. Mrs. Grover is seated with them. She appears to be simply watching them read a story. But there’s a powerful strategy at work here. It's called guided reading. 

The main goal of guided reading is to foster confidence, proficiency, and foster a love for reading.  Mrs. Grover has met that goal.  Look at the independent readers in her classroom!

Can You Convince Me?

Attributions: 

Mrs. Turner's students are not intimidated when writing a persuasive essay.  They can write an essay with skill and knowledge.  Fourth graders wrote persuasive essays on the chromebooks. Take a look as her fourth grade students analyze and learn from each other.  

Sight Word Fun!

Attributions: 

Mrs. Peterson knows how to teach sight word recognition using visuals and hands-on activities in order to make learning fun and effective!

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