Saturday, December 24, 2016

Happy Holidays 2016

Happy Holidays!

Steward School had a sing along on the day before vacation.
Here is Mrs. Willa, our principal leading the song the 12 Days of Christmas in her rewritten version "And the Principal Singing Off Key"

Here are the words for the song:
Twelve, students running
Eleven, whiteboards wiping
Ten, pre-k’s weeping
Nine, teachers dancing
Eight, desks a-spilling
Seven GA GA Balls Flying
Six children playing,
Five school days off,
Four phone calls home,
Three Band-Aids,
Two pencil grips,
And a principal singing off key.-CarrollWilla

Click below to hear the adapted version of Twas the Day Before Vacation

Click below to see all the students trapped for the holidays.
Click below to see the Help Desk Holiday Fun.

When the green screen comes out we are all ready for some fun!

Tech Tip:
Set up the green screen and take a class picture with students.
Have background pictures saved to you camera roll on your iPad.
Open the app Green Screen by DoInk
Lower level place the background image.
Middle Level place the class picture. Use the masking tool to erase any unwanted parts.
Top Level may add other images such as Happy Holidays.
Pinch to size in the spot you want.
Use the mask too to erase any unwanted images.
For fun app smash with a writing app. I use explaineverything.
Add the the top level for class name or date.
Pinch and place where you want the added detail.
Check out this google doc with picture directions.

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Let's Explain Multiplication

Mrs. Corliss' Third grade class has been working on the concept on multiplication.
In grades one and two students learn that multiplication is repeated addition.
7+7+7+7+7+7  = 6 groups of 7
                         = 6 x 7
                         = 42
Using the app explain everything Mrs. Corliss' students wrote out a multiplication story and worked through the explanation. Try to solve the problem before the answer is revealed.
Click on each project below to hear their math thinking:
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Gingerbread People Exchange

What started out as a simple reading of a blog post late one night turned into a most enjoyable experience for the First Graders in the Tri-Town Schools. During the month of December first grade classrooms cut, glued, and decorated gingerbread people of all shapes and sizes. Each class also wrote a letter about their class and school. Both of these things were packaged up and sent off to all the other first grades who anxiously waited for their mail to arrive.

As the packages arrived students soon enjoyed a new and unique gingerbread person along with a letter from the creator's class. Classes were so creative and even shared QR codes, scribble press books, book creator tales and ideas about their classrooms.
This sharing across towns was very exciting.

A few of the Gingerbread People that traveled across the towns.


1. Students decorate Gingerbread People.
Optional template was included. Teachers were free to create their own design as well.
2. Write a short letter from your class about your classroom/school.  
You may even Print out a class picture to send along with your Gingerbread Person and letter.

A special thank you to all the TriTown teachers who participated in our first Gingerbread Exchange!
Check out these teachers' blog posts for a peek at their Geingerbread People Exchange experience.

Check out more pictures of the project on Twitter with #TTUGingerbreadExchange.

Click here for the original blog inspiration: Gingerbread Man Exchange Inspiration

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

What Do You See?

Mrs. Rogers' Kindergarten Class had a lot of fun with the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?
They adapted this story into their own creative version.
Using the big green screen, Mrs. Rogers recorded their visions of what happens at night. 
These clips were then put in the app Green Screen by DoInk and iMovie for the final project.
Look at the video below to see what these kindergarten students see on a dark, dark night.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Hour of Code is Complete

The Hour of Code may technically be over but students at both Steward and Proctor School are still enjoying coding.

Enjoy this video of all the problem solving moments of engaged learning we had this month.

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Holiday Recipe Book

Tis the season for some recipe sharing.
Mrs. Boucher's class asked family members to help share a family favorite recipe. They began this writing in a google doc as homework. 
Using the app book creator students then copied and pasted their ingredients and recipe on to a blank page in the app.

Once each student had created their own page the books were airdropped and combined into one final book.

Warning you will want to make all of these recipes soon!
Click on the scroll bar in the PDF version below.
Click on the video version below.
You may download our story on any electronic device to add to your digital library or you can view our book as a PDF for reading or printing on a computer.

Digital Option: Add The Boucher Way Recipe Book to your digital library (for iPad or tablet reading).

Click on the link  Boucher Way Recipe Book
Then click on Download.
Click Open in iBooks.
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Monday, December 5, 2016

Hour of Code

The students have enthusiastically begun The Hour of Code!

One of the coding activities had the students write the code for their own Flappy Bird Game, Stars Wars Game, or Minecraft Game.

Have some fun playing our games. Remember the rules may not be what you think they should be!

Mrs. Klipfel














Enjoy the reaction of Mrs. Murphy's Class after they finished their first Hour of Code.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Author Jarrett Krosoczka

Author Jarrett Krosoczka is coming to Steward School next Tuesday.
All the classes in library period with Mrs. DeFrank and Mrs. Jones have spent time looking at his books, visiting his website, listening to book trailers and creating projects as they anxiously await his visit.

Student had a lot of fun looking at the Lunch Lady books.

Click below as we were inspired to create our own short video to thank our Lunch Ladies.

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