Our newsletters are shaping up. Students have been using ipads to create newsletter of a science career of their choice. Many students added pictures and research to create unique newsletters. Before students submit project, they work together to give each other feedback to make any last minute revisions.
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Our sixth grade students have been learning about cave paintings. Each student received a rainbow sheet and scissors. The first part of the lesson included a small lecture, video response and written reflection of an article on cave paintings. In addition, students completed the lesson by creating their own mysterious cave paintings using symbols from different ancient civilizations pictographs. Greetings! Interested in our Dot Projects? Click the link below to see Room 4 Dot projects. During our art block students revisited the book, The Dot by Peter H Reynolds. Students were encourage to create a dot illustration using the app Sketchbook on iPads. Dot Folder Today in kinder buddies we worked together with ten blocks. Sixth grade students helped kinder buddies create ten blocks to practice counting in a sequence. Additionally, Rockwood staff and students dressed up to celebrate Mexican Independence day. Overall, today was a great day. The day is finally here! Today, all students at Rockwood Elementary received an iPad through the ConnectEd Initiative. The day began with the Calexico Unified High School drum line presentation. The entire school gathered to watch the performance in the south field. Afterwards, assistant superintendents, Elisa Ramirez and Carlos Gonzalez kicked off a live broadcast of the sixth grade assembly. Students were dismissed to classes, where they received instruction focused on various applications. All students at Rockwood were encourage to share their creations through the day. 
AuthorMichelle Villasenor is an elementary teacher that focuses on educational technology and studentcentered learning to promote love for learning. Archives
July 2018
