If you are going to be successful in writing, you need to be efficient in producing it. Also, if we can't read what you're writing, it's of no use to us. This is an all-call for slow keyboarders and sloppy writers: TAKE ONE OF THESE OPTIONS!!!
I made a place for us to look at our academic standards. Check it out!
It has been a wonderful, yet quick start of the school year. We cooled off a little today with some Ice Cream.
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 It's outdated.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. :)
I just got home from the Dominican Republic today. Already my schedule is filling with all kinds of preparation for the new school year. How did it go so fast?!?
My third mission trip El Almirante was incredible. Our team constructed 12 bathrooms, held workshops for the kiddos, gave vaccines to over a hundred children, and began a new library for the community. My favorite part is still getting to play with and get to know the children. There were three little girls in particular who called me their American Mama and wanted to come home with me. It broke my heart to say goodbye until I can return next year. My sponsor child, Daniel, is doing well. I got to bring goodies to him and his little sister when I visited his home.
A weird side effect of working with children in another country is that I start to miss the kiddos at RCAA even more. I wonder how your lives are going over the summer recess. Well, I hope. Have fun, rest, play, relax, and enjoy. We have all kinds of things to look forward to next fall.
Mrs. Watson and the student council did another fantastic job organizing Wolf night.
A Shortcut makes it so you do not have to type a whole word or phrase. For example, I type “spal” and “firstname.lastname@example.org” comes up on my iPad. This is a huge time saver!
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.
Ms. Palumbo needs a place for her random thoughts. She's putting them here!