April 25-April 29

In Integrated Technology this week, Fourth Grade Students learned there are templates available in for Google Docs.  The prompt below is what students saw in their Google Classrooms.  Many teachers will print these newspapers and have the incoming 3rd Grade Students read them on the first day of school:

“Hello, news reporters! Fourth grade is coming to an end. You are asked to write a few articles in a newspaper for the incoming 3rd graders so they can expect what to learn at KIS. Follow the directions in the Google Document to create this newspaper. Be sure to come up with a creative name!”

The Fifth Grade Students have been reading a book called, Code Talker, by Joseph Bruchac.  They are working through a WebQuest  titled, “I Am A Code Talker.”  This is how students saw it assigned in their Google Classrooms:

“You are one of the original 29 Code Talkers for WWII. The current President of the U.S. (President Johnston) wants you to create some kind of monument, flag, or memoriam at one of the locations where Code Talkers were heavily used. Complete the WebQuest in the link below to continue your task.”

Some of the wonderful ideas I’ve seen so far include: belt buckles, coins, flags, t-shirt designs, and monuments.  These have all been in Google Drawings, and they are getting very creative!