Monday, June 29, 2015

First Grade Reader's Theatre

Our first grade classes completed a very exciting unit on reader's theatre.  It was certainly a group effort between the teachers, teacher assistants, Ms. Starkey and Mrs. Adams and we had so much fun!  The students participated in acting and improvisation games, learned about blocking, stage directions, costumes, character development and the differences between reader's theatre and traditional theatre.

Each class ended the unit with a performance and they were all FANTASTIC.  Here's one of the plays, "Wimberly Worried",  from Mrs. Aclin's class just to share an example.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Holly Grove Battle of the Books

The 4th and 5th grade students have been working hard all year for the 3rd annual Holly Grove Elementary School Battle of the Books competition.  Throughout the year the students had to read and become experts on 18 chapter books from a wide range of genres including titles like Candymakers, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and Kenny and the Dragon.  Team Quilbert (Aidan, Ben, Lawson, McKenna, Emily, Rou Pey, Devin and Kaitltn) came in first place but all of the students are winners!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Phases of the Moon

Second grade students worked with Mrs. Adams and Ms. Starkey to complete a project on the phases of the moon.  Students learned about the 8 phases through a variety of sources.  They then created a PixNTell to show what they learned about each phase.  Check out the example below.

Monday, June 8, 2015

OSMO - Encourage collaborative problem solving and bring social learning to the classroom.

What is OSMO? Osmo is a unique gaming accessory for the iPad that comes with games and will change the way your child plays. iPads are the center of attention, and kids can now bring their friends for the fun! Encourage collaborative problem solving and bring social learning to the classroom.

OSMO has an opportunity for schools. If you purchase an OSMO you can donate a second to the classroom of your choice for free.

If you are interested in donating please donate the OSMO to our media center so it can be checked out by all teachers.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

5th Grade Graduation for Track 1

Track 1 fifth graders successfully graduated on Tuesday.  Emotionally proud parents clapped as each student walked across the stage to receive their certificate from Ms. Knezevic. Noor Bejjani and Justice Dees represented their homeroom and delivered thoughtful and inspirational speeches.  In addition, there was an iMovie slideshow reliving the year's exciting events and baby pictures paired with current photos. The slideshow was created by several students: Riya Sighn, Noor Bejjani, Kayleen Favreau, and Eve Savoldi. The ceremony concluded with refreshments and hugs.