Friday, August 21, 2015

Holly Grove 3rd Grader Collecting Gently Used Books to Benefit WakeMed

Emersyn Davis, a third grade student at Holly Grove, has chosen to organize a new and gently used book collection to benefit WakeMed Children's Emergency Department as her service project for third grade.

Emersyn has already started collecting books. She has placed collection boxes in the first and second floors of the school building and will be collecting until September 10.  If you have any gently used books please send them to school with your child for donations.

Emersyn said that she wanted to do her third grade service project to help kids like herself when they go to the hospital.  

Ed Keating, nurse manager for the WakeMed Children's Emergency Department said that his nursing staff and the child life specialists working in the department pass out books to their patients and their siblings as a way to help alleviate the boredom associated with a trip to the emergency department. Books can offer comfort and be a distraction.  He said that the department always has a need for book donations.

Dining 4 HGES Technology at Zaxby's!


We are hosting "Dining 4 Technology" Tuesday, August 25, from
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. as our fundraiser night at Zaxby's! 

Come to Zaxby's and help raise money for the Holly Grove Elementary School
PTA just by eating delicious Zaxby's chicken!
20% of total sales during fundraiser night will go toward purchasing items for technology by the PTA.

Hope to see you here!

101 Grand Hill Pl. * Holly Springs * 919.762.0432

Monday, August 10, 2015

Students Use iPads to Solve and Share Math Problems

Students in 5th grade, track 1 used the ScreenChomp app to show others how to solve multiplication and division word problems. After recording their videos, the students watched other groups' videos and gave each other feedback.

Did they check their work? 
Did they use math vocabulary? 
Did they solve the problem correctly? If not, what mistakes did they make? 

Being able to justify their solutions is stretching their math brains, and they are enjoying the challenge!