Rykers' Ridge Learning Commons

Creativity, Curiosity, Innovation

November & December News 2017

Hello, Readers! Can't believe there are only a few weeks left in 2017!

Here are a few things we've been up to during November and December in the Learning Commons.


  • Sharing Monster Mania results
  • Gratitude Snaps
  • Kindness Month
  • Read a New Book Month
  • Hour of Code


Read below to see what AMAZING things are happening in the Learning Commons!


Happy Holidays,


Mrs. Stevenson and Ms. Schmitt

Dojo Winners


Congratulations to our second nine-week Dojo winners!



  • Kindergarten - Ms. Asher
  • 1st grade - Mrs. Laufer
  • 2nd grade - Mrs. Scroggins
  • 3rd grade - Mrs. Thomas
  • 4th grade - Mrs. Motenko

Celebrating Gratitude in the Learning Commons

November was the perfect time to talk about Gratitude and being Thankful for the things we have. Students in Kindergarten - 2nd grade used Seesaw and students in 3rd and 4th grade used Buncee to create Gratitude Snaps.

Kindergarten

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It's the most wonderful time of the year!

https://youtu.be/nKIu9yen5nc

The Hour of Code is here!

The Hour of Code is off to a great start and student excitement is high.


When I first starting coding, I brought the Hour of Code to our class for the week. It was an important and meaningful introduction to an essential skill that we should teach our students.


It was such a success that we used almost all of the coding resources and have never missed another Hour of Code since.


Coding is an important skill that teaches students critical thinking, problem-solving, persistence, resilience, and patience. Students also have so much fun and they don't realize they are learning!


"The Hour of Code is more than trying to code - it's about learning to think in a new way. Every student can benefit from learning computational thinking!" source: code.org


Happy Coding!

Below are some pictures of our Monster Mania descriptive writing project. The pictures show the original drawing compared to the drawing the partner made of the monster. The results of this project were very interesting and generated lots of fun discussion!
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Until next year...

If you're celebrating the holidays this month, we wish you the very best.

MusicalDrewby

The Twelve Days Of Christmas (Instrumental) by MusicalDrewby

About Us

Our goals are to:



  • Get students excited about the library space and learning.
  • Give students opportunities to work on engaging tasks.
  • Provide spaces to work collaboratively, think critically and creatively.


Also, to transition to a place where students DO stuff, not simply a place where students GET stuff.