Students recently mastered using a green screen video making program here at school. The final product, a video combining the eruption of Mount Vesuvius with a modern twist are fun to watch. Using technology offers unique opportunities for students to … Continue reading
Our latest Spanish edition newspaper is available for your enjoyment below. Spanish Immersion students choose a topic to write an article about, then research the topic and create an in-depth piece for the newspaper. Please enjoy their efforts below. The … Continue reading
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Halloween means dancing 6th graders at our school. This is the second annual “flashmob” event and it was filled with sharks, a T-Rex, a jellyfish, an extraterrestrial, and dozens more inventively costumed students dancing to Blanco Brown & Lainey Wilson’s … Continue reading
What’s Cooking? Our Spanish Immersion students are cooking this year! Really, they are researching Spanish foods and selecting a recipe to create at home. The incredible videos they create are then shared with us at school. The students not only … Continue reading
Several students wrote about our recent author’s visit by Pablo Cartaya, the author of Each Tiny Spark. Read and learn more about how students reacted to the dynamic visit below. Hayden W. I was happy Pablo Cartaya came to the school and … Continue reading
On a gorgeous Thursday afternoon in October, a powerful visitor spent time with our upper elementary students. Pablo Cartaya, a Pura Belpre Honor Book author, shared stories about grandmothers, food, and how powerful your story is to the world. Do … Continue reading
With a new school year comes a new crop of bloggers. We are in the midst of learning how to be conscientious digital citizens in order to be the best bloggers possible. Recently, we watched videos like the one below … Continue reading
Traveling to Washington DC this June was so engaging. I attended the American Library Conference, #alaac2019, and met many authors, picked up way too many books and filled my culture cup at the Smithsonian museums.
Leaving my home environment and choosing to go adventuring across the country helps me reset my awareness of our world and the events shaping it and by default, me. Coming home to share my discoveries with family, friends, and students helps me to put it all in perspective. It is far too easy to get into a rut and forget to seek new perspectives. Together, we can help each other stay fresh, safe, and thoughtful.
Enjoy some of my discoveries in the slideshow and please share where you find renewal in the comments.
How do you fill your cup? What vacation places do you recommend to everyone?