Watch this group of students from Mrs. McCoy's third-grade classroom find a clue hidden in a picture of Rosa Parks.
Earlier this week, third graders in Mrs. McCoy's (LEES) classroom studied famous Americans by playing a new game called Breakout EDU. According to the official Breakout EDU website, "Breakout EDU games teach critical thinking, teamwork, complex problem solving, and can be used in all content areas." Mrs. McCoy created her own game, which was tailor-made for her students. It focused on famous Americans who played a role in increasing social equality in the United States. Students worked in groups to find clues hidden in plain sight around the classroom, and then collaborated to investigate the purpose of each clue and how it fit into the larger puzzle. The energy was electric, and the excitement was palpable - even amongst the teachers! Watch how this group solves a clue about Rosa Parks!
Kindergartners (and their teachers) are practicing their green screening skills in Mrs. Estes' (PKVES) and Mrs. Rice's (CRES) classes. After reading The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister, students shared what they'd share, just as the rainbow fish shared his scales. Concluding their butterfly unit, students collaborated to retell science facts about the monarch butterfly's magical life cycle. Enjoy the final project from each kindergarten classroom below!
For her unit on feelings, Mrs. Rice (CRES) used an app called Recap to record her kindergarteners responses. Recap is a free student video response and reflection app used for exit tickets, mostly in upper grades. Students were asked, "What makes you happy?" Recap combines all the student videos into a 'daily reel.' Teachers can share individual video links or the combined video. Here's a small sample of what makes these kindergarteners happy. Get ready for some mega cuteness!