Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Who knows Dewey???

4th grade students in Huber and Oaks classes discovered the magic of the Dewey Decimal System in the HGES Library Media Center. After using Google Forms to pre-assess prior knowledge, students toured the Media Center, learned how to search the online catalog system, Destiny, and then they conducted a scavenger hunt to get to know where things are located in the media center. They rocked it!!! Way to go 4th graders!!!
The INaturalist app is a tool I'm using for an outdoor learning experience (and integrate technology). The students will observe organisms in the school yard and submit it to the INaturalist app. Others will review the data to see what type of organisms are in our local ecosystem. We will use the data to classify organisms: producers, consumers, decomposers (5.L.2.2).


Monday, October 3, 2016

Reflections Projects Due - October 21

REFLECTIONS participants!  Entries in the Reflections program for 2016-17 for the theme " What's Your Story" are due Friday, October 21st. Entries must be turned in directly to the Reflections Coordinator, Kristen McKenna. Do not turn in entries to teachers or at school to anyone else. Contact Kristen at to make arrangements to turn in your piece. Remember: all pieces must be turned in by Friday, October 21st to be entered into this year's Reflections program. 

Coats for Kids Drive

Help support the Holly Grove Elementary PTA Annual Coat Drive!
Right now, millions of Americans - 1 in every 6 people -are struggling to meet their most basic needs. The Salvation Army of Wake County’s Coat Distribution Program strives to ensure that every child in Wake County has a coat to keep them warm, so that they do not have to make this choice. It also serves adults who also need warm clothing during the winter months. Help us keep everyone in Wake County warm this winter season!

Needed items include new or gently-used coats, or new scarves, hats and gloves for all ages!

Drop your items off until November 1st  in the bin marked COATS across from the office.

Questions: Contact Alice Rup or 919-244-5445