Thursday, November 10, 2016
I LOVE author visits. Any time I get an opportunity to host an author visit I try to make it happen. Nothing excites a student more than hearing an author speak of their life as an author and the books they create. Thanks to the Blue Manatee book store for providing this opportunity.
Students were talking about his visit for many weeks. They are still waiting to check out his books from the Media Center.
Posted by Tonya at 10:45 AM
Media/Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays
Each Tuesday and Thursday morning we have our Tech/Media crew come into the Media Center to explore whatever it is that their hearts desire as long as it is related to media or tech in some way. I sit back and watch and it is amazing what these kids create and learn by experimenting. I wish there was more time for this during our day. Here is what is happening on some of these cool fall days.
The boys are experimenting with the LittleBits. They have learned how to create vibrations and music sounds so far. They are wanting to build a car next.
Samantha working on keyboarding.
I also have one student who manages our Public Relation slideshow that we run during lunches so he has to make sure the information is up-to-date and ready to show. The information he is responsible for is news, birthdays, school closings, etc. He must also make sure the slideshow if visually appealing to students.
For those of you wanting to know how to organize LittleBits so your students can be independent when placing items back here is a pic of how I did it. You can get the images of the parts from the LittleBits website.
So every afternoon we have a crew come in and do our morning announcements for the next day. We call them WSUM. They are responsonsible for reporting the daily weather, birthdays, lunch menu, fun fact, and any school news we my have. I have the fortunate experience of leading 15 great kids on this journey. This year marked a few changes- one of which involved using the Green Screen to film. We are loving it! Take a look at one of our WSUM videos (this one was a little long because we had book talkers for the upcoming book fair)!
Posted by Tonya at 10:21 AM