Zoom Room 8
I always love this time of year! Flowers are bloom, shrubs are growing, life just seems to be singing. I just love spring and the signs that summer is just around the corner. What I am not loving this year, is to not be teaching about plants. If you are interested in the lesson worksheets and power point that I would be teaching let me know. Our Science and Hands on Learning would be predicting what kind of seeds a fruit/vegetable comes from (I have been know to go to the grocery store and buying very exotic fruit to share with the class just to discover what type of seed/pit it has), learning about the life cycle of plants, dissecting seeds, growing plants, learning about leaves, and a STEM activity based on Jack in the Beanstalk. The packets are copyrighted and can't be posted on a shared website, but I can use it for my individual class so sending it you or sharing in TEAMS is ok. (It is a really big document/powerpoint.)
Speaking of TEAMS, I will be attending (virtually of course) a few Microsoft workshops this week. Unfortunately, they are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:00. So I am hoping the 11:10 group on Tuesday and Thursday can move up to 10:30 and the Friday 11:10 group join the 10:30 group. I know this is messing with schedules, but I would like to attend these workshops. If these times don't work for you, feel free to join any group that does work. The first workshop I am attending is on making videos to present lessons, the second is on TEAMS and the third is adding apps that work with TEAMS. All three will help me help your children.
Last week, I attended a workshop on Flipgrid. I am hoping to figure out how students can use Flipgrid and TEAMS (I have been working on getting us all signed up) to create a 3 - 5 minute video for their final oral report - teach the class something. I have been missing oral reports, and I think this would be so fun for everyone.
I have also added a box on the choice board for children to be kind to their parents this week in honor of Mother's Day. We aren't in school on Father's Day, so we are going to celebrate Parent's Day this week. I know being a parent during this time has more than the usual challenges, but know that I am here to support you in any way I can.
Stay healthy, keep learning and Happy Parent's Day,