In Kindergarten students took photos of the book they checked out and reflected on why they chose it using the app Seesaw. On laptops, students practiced using the trackpad to create a computer name tag.
In First Grade, as students are learning all the rules, responsibilities and expectations of the hallway, lunchroom, P.E. recess, music, art and LMC, we created a class book describing and explaining these rules as if Mo Willem's "pigeon" came to Patton School, called Don't Let the Pigeon Break a School Rule! To create their page, students took a photo of one area of the school, put it into Seesaw, drew the pigeon on it and wrote or recorded the correct rule for that area. Enjoy Miss Donovan's class video below. Watch for all the class videos at More - Student Projects-1st grade.
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Third Graders are learning about the Midwest states in class, and in LMC we began our first research of the year on one of the states of the Midwest. First students reviewed and practiced the steps of research, including questioning, sources and note taking using the Nearpod app to practice taking notes. Then pairs of students began learning about and taking notes on a Midwest state using PebbleGo Next and a book on their state.
Fourth Graders - are reviewing and practicing with the features of non fiction reference books in class. In LMC we are discussing and examining the features of websites to determine how certain features help us find information. Student's practiced identifying and using navigation bars, bold linked words, glossaries, and search fields to find information.
Fifth Graders learned the definition of a Primary Source and discussed the benefits of both primary and secondary sources. Students then examined historical documents, photos, paintings and maps to determine if they were primary or secondary, i.e. "were they created by someone with first hand experience of the event in history".