October 3-October 7

Exploring Google Maps was the focus this week for 4th graders.  This student-guided lesson let students explore Google Maps.  Many were very excited to be able to find their houses and even tour inside the White House.  This exploration will set us up for success when we complete a lesson mapping George Washington and his armed forces crossing the Delaware on December 24, 1776.

The 5th Graders finished their climate graphs this week and began the month long ecosystem project.  Students are researching in their science classes a specific ecosystem with a partner or partners.  During Integrated Technology, students are creating a slideshow with a Google Map embedded in it to show the location of the ecosystem.  Also, students are creating a food web with a Lucidchart template. Students are following screencasts and working at their own pace with their groups.  Stay tuned!