I'm doing a project this term! Check out this page to see the progress.
I made a place for us to look at our academic standards. Check it out!
Web design keeps popping up this week. I've already helped three students begin websites for their clubs and projects, and I'll soon get the access code to update the district RCAA page. Good thing, too. It's outdated.
Did you realize that creating a website is an option for your written product? It is! Ask your advisor if publishing online is the best avenue to communicate your learning.
As for this very classroom site, I've been busy adding pages for math, science, and writing. I've learned a few tricks for embedded code. My newest success is customizing the size of google presentations. Look how nicely the writing powerpoint fits on my page below. :)
Students have learned all kinds of note taking strategies this year. Many of these are in a good 'ole fashioned notebook. Your advisors still need to see these notes, however. Here is a demonstration of how to upload notes on your google drive.
Use it! That is all. . .
I was up very early this morning and decided to create a screencast for my lesson today on blogging for your Personal Learning Plans.
It's Friday morning of project presentation week, and I'm taking a second to blog in this Zen, calm, quiet space in my classroom. We are partaking in a guided meditation to help us manage the stress that being rock-stars puts on us.
The presentations I've watched so far this week have been fantastic. Parents should be proud of the hard work their students are putting in. I know I am! If I haven't said it recently:
PARENTS: Thank you for trusting me to teach your children this year. I'm so grateful for having them in my advisory and my world. Each day they remind me how lucky I am to have this job and I know that is largely because of the other people in their lives who love, mentor and parent them.
Kimberly will be appearing in The Good Person of Sichuan at the BMHS this weekend and next (Click HERE for details).
Project presentations have begun! Students who volunteered to go this beautiful Monday afternoon have impressive products. Click HERE to view the presentation schedule for T1.
There are a LOT of questions to answer each term. One of the things that help most is sharing resources with each-other. I've tried to help by making documents students can collaborate on. I've also shared links to help with current social studies projects. Here are some helpful places to review:
Today RCAA students explored the Rock River to find examples of humans helping and hurting nature. It was a brilliant morning for a short walk. Today was also our spirit day to dress like country folk. Yay for jeans, braids, boots, and plaid!
Ms. Palumbo needs a place for her random thoughts. She's putting them here!