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Apr

Author Steve Swinburne’s visit to HST

Self-motivated 5th grade students prepared for and promoted author Steve Swinburne’s visit to Harry S Truman Elementary School. Kaitlyn, Samantha, Kendra, and Nikole independently decided to create Keynote and podcasting projects to feature Steve Swinburne and a few of his books. The students researched Steve Swinburne’s background using his website. Then they chose one of his books to showcase in their Keynote presentation and recorded their podcasts in GarageBand. Kendra and Nikole created a podcast of the Barnacle Rap poem from Steve’s book titled “Ocean Soup:Tide-Pool Poems.” Kaitlyn and Samantha created a podcast describing the stages of a butterfly’s lifecycle using Steve’s book titled “A Butterfly grows.” Both groups of students shared their projects with classmates and with Steve Swinburne during his visit to HST.

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Apr

TL2014 – Resources you may find useful… 04/02/2012

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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Apr

Rethinking Science in 3rd Grade

Third grade teachers at Harry S Truman Elementary School have been working this year to restructure the science curriculum, using standards as a guide to create new lessons involving technology, hands on activities, and projects. The students planted seeds, created flip-books with diagrams, completed animal research within a WebQuest, viewed the effects of a homemade glacier, explored different kinds of soil, interacted with weather websites, and even explored the phases of the moon with a website and YouTube songs.

Mrs. Lori Fotunato
Mrs. Jennifer Judd
Mrs. Lori McGinley

Grade 3 Earth Resources Newsletter

 

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Apr

Challenge-based Learning – HS Gifted Support

Mrs. Kelly Butterbaugh, Gifted Support Teacher at Salisbury High School, has been working with her students on challenge-based learning projects. Students created this story as part of the reflective process of learning through challenge-based learning.

This is a story of a raccoon who was assigned a challenged-based project by his teacher. Along the way, with help from his sensei, he learns several 21st Century skills required in the modern day.