Books! Gadgets! Fun!
October was a blast! We hosted a successful Book Fair; celebrated creativity with our NPES Cardboard Carnival; and more! We will have more fun in November with STEM Safari and research with various grade levels! Teachers, please know that we are here to pull books, help with projects, and more! Let us know what you need! Parents, if you need book suggestions or ideas of ways to get your kids excited about reading, let us know!
Valerie Byrd Fort, Sarah Sheely, Karen Gobbi, and Brenda Burkett
No time to visit our Makerspace, but want to learn how to finger knit? Check out this awesome YouTube video!
Makerspace Moments are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1:30pm in the Learning Commons!
Ideas for the Computer Lab!
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! November is Spreadsheet Month!
Listen to Sally, the Spreadsheet! (Created with ChatterKid app!)
During your computer lab teaching time (or as a class group activity in your room) use MS Excel.
Discuss terms such as spreadsheet, columns, rows, data, and graph.
There are many examples of spreadsheets on the Student Shared drive in the Microsoft Excel folder that you can use. (Favorite Thanksgiving Food, Pumpkin Pie, M&Ms, Birthdays, Eye Color, Skittles, etc.)
Let your students practice creating a simple spreadsheet -- enter data and create a simple chart! (A spreadsheet is an application for organization, analysis, and storage of data.)
Not into spreadsheets? Focus on keyboarding! Check out Typing Quest (http://www.typingquest.com/) !
If you need help with a lesson in the Computer Lab, let your Learning Commons team know! We will be happy to help you!
LifeSkills & Lifelong Guidelines SPOTLIGHT!
There is a display of books when you enter the Learning Commons - CHECK IT OUT!
I will also add links and resources to our shared document available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NFsEIehMDFzjrxnwBPpJsen3KBnIgTe4EHJwA2nJLC8/edit
Please feel free to add your own resources for all to see! We are #bettertogether!
Read With the GAMECOCKS!
- Men's Basketball vs Arkansas - Saturday, January 14 @ 6:30pm
- Women's Basketball vs Vanderbilt - Thursday, February 16 @ 7pm
Reading logs will be put in your boxes the week of November 14!
Please return your class logs by December 6!
- Lion Cub Story Time - November 4
- STEM Safari - November 21 - 22
- Read With the Gamecocks - November 21 - December 2
- Computer Labs (Cub Lab and Lion Lab)
- Learning Commons
- Makerspace/Burkett/Shahoud (in Learning Commons)
Learning Commons Team Schedule
Mrs. Byrd Fort is at NPES 11am - 3pm every day (4pm on Mondays).
Mrs. Sheely is at NPES 7:20am - 11:30am every day.
Mrs. Gobbi is at NPES 7:30am - 3pm every day (lunch at 11:15 on M,W; 12:20 on T,TH,F).
Ms. Burkett is at NPES 7:30am - 3pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, every other Friday.