Friday, January 16, 2015

Teachers Teaching Teachers

Welcome to class!  We're going to be learning about Google Blogger today.  Google Blogger is a FREE weblog publishing tool that allows you to share text, photos, and video. We'll go over the basics today - setting up a website, making posts, and navigating around Blogger.  If we have time, we'll talk about adding pictures to posts and an app called Blogster.  Thanks for signing up!

A few housekeeping items:  There's a bathroom here, but you may want more privacy. If so, there's an adult bathroom near the office.  To get there, go back down the ramps and through the double doors and the bathroom will be on your left.   If you are looking for water, go back toward the office and you'll see a hallway on your left.  Take that left and you'll see the fountain and water filtration system immediately to your left.

After today's session, you need to fill out a PD form for your hours and a session feedback survey.
Both are available below:

Professional Development Hours

Google Blogger Survey

Thanks for coming out today to learn about Google Blogger!  Have a nice LONNNNNGG weekend!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

We're All Aglow!

Our electricity unit is sparking a current of interest! Here's a group making a simple circuit:

Monday, January 12, 2015

What We Know About Electricity

Today, we brainstormed what we know about electricity. Here we are brainstorming:

  • During a thunder ant lightening storm electricity come in a straight line or in a ball
  • Las Vegas uses the most electricity in the US
  • We use electricity for lights, tv, cameras
  • Static electricity can happen when two fabrics rub together
  • Most lightening bolts come from the ground
  • Some cars can be safer than houses in storms
  • Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, and Nikola Tesla manipulated electricity




Sunday, January 11, 2015

Teachers Teaching Teachers

This Friday, while the students are beginning their lovely long weekend, teachers will be learning new skills from other teachers. I get to teach about Google Blogger! How fun is that!? I also get to show everyone this new app called Blogsy. My biggest reason to use Blogsy is for uploading picture more easily. Let's see what happens when I try uploading a picture:


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Welcome Back to Class!

It's been a lovely two weeks off on our holiday vacation. We're well rested and ready to run toward the next vacation (just kidding).
A few reminders:
Early release is on January 16th
No School on January 19th in observance Martin Luther King Jr.
Please be sure to send your child to school with appropriate winter clothing and be sure it's labeled.
Onward to February vacation!  Only 5 weeks (we have so much to do)!  WOWZA!