It starts with a squiggle, a line, a doodle and then the challenge is on...A wonderful way to get your creative juices flowing in 4th grade! A few students in Mrs. Flood's class inspire their classmates with this Padlet full of ideas and exercises in creativity. It's not a...
Think Outside the Line Thursday
A Virtual Hello
This August EE Mustangs stayed at home to learn and teach in a most unprecedented school year ever! To build community, make connections and check in with our community, each of our teaching staff created a FlipGrid video to share welcoming words to build excitement for a school year like no other! We love our EE family, stay safe out there Mustangs!
No Bones About It
This Halloween's design challenge was spookier than ever in Ms. Byrd's, Ms. Ballard's and Ms. Vincent's third grade classes. The Build a Bone Bridge STEM challenge from the awesome Feel-Good Teaching site, had our third graders collaborating, designing and building spooky bridges made of "bones". Way to go 3rd graders!
Design with 3D in Mind
Art is Ozo-Mazing!
Ozobots are a simple way of coding with or without a screen. These tiny bots have little cameras on the bottom of them that detect color. They move in tiny sweeps over drawings done with specialized markers or color-coded stickers. Students in Ms. Wright's art classes used these bots to interact with their very own artwork. Super cool art lesson, thanks Ms. Wright! For more informations and awesome lesson plans take a look at their website:
The Best Part of Me Montage
From smiling teeth and beautiful eyes, to wiggly toes and fingers, our 4th graders shared their thoughts about the best part of themselves in a gorgeous black and white montage project. What a wonderful way to celebrate the beauty we find in ourselves.
Geoboard en Español
Geoboard is a wonderful tool that simulates the old school version of pegboards. Students can use this virtual manipulative in preK-5 to explore shapes, colors, perimeter, area, congruence and so much more without shooting rubber bands all over the room! In Ms. Holstien's Spanish Immersion kindergarten class, a student took the lead and in Spanish, lead his kindermates to learn more about this fabulous tool for learning! ¡Qué bueno!
The Littlest iPadders of All
After personally setting up 120+ iPads for our littlest iPadders, I visited our five kindergarten classrooms to introduce them to how we use iPads at school. We learned the parts of the iPad, how to wake it up by tapping the "belly button", using an iHug to carefully transport our iPads, raising a hand when an "uh oh" box appears and using the "claw" or 5-finger grab to close apps. We also went over our iPad contract. Our five year old experts ended the lesson by working with the apps Word Wizard, Word Wizard in Spanish and Geoboard.
Math is the Baum!
Welcome to Mrs. Hudgins amazing advanced math class! Check out some of the math activities and games that Mrs. Hudgins incorporates into her 5/6 math stations on Mr. Nussbaum's website!
Building an iCommunity
The first students to dust off the iPads from summer storage were our 5th graders. With a new start to the year, the 5th grade teachers invited me into each 5th grade classroom to set expectations, sign contracts and build our iCommunity. Using an interactive Nearpod lesson, I worked with students to share tips, tricks and expectations for using technology at Eanes. I'm looking forward to our iPad adventures this year!