3K News!

Week of September 8-11, 2015

Announcements

9/11: Welcome Back Movie Night (7:00)

9/14: No School (Rosh Hashanah)

9/16: Back to School Night (7:00)

Thinkmarks

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In reading this week, students learned the phrase "Reading is Thinking." We discussed different strategies to make sure that we're thinking while we're reading. Some of these strategies include checking for understanding and using Thinkmarks while we read. Thinkmarks are sticky note shortcuts that we are able to put into our books that show we are thinking as we are reading. Thinkmarks also become a great way for students to identify and to talk about important aspects of their books.

Classroom Journal: Seesaw App

This week, 3K has started a classroom journal using the digital app Seesaw. Using this app, students can share their wonderful work with their classmates, teachers, and parents. Students are completely in control of the app. They choose what work they would like to showcase, and they upload pictures/videos/notes all on their own.


To have access to your child's work, just follow this link: https://app.seesaw.me/s/959-340-455 choose your child's name, log-in to the website, and then after my approval, you can see all of your child's great work!


If you have any questions about how the app works, please let me know.

Integrating Reading and iPads

3K students had their first introduction to iPads this week. Students used their Thinkmarks from independent reading time to develop a pic collage which showed their thinking while reading.


You can view your child's pic collage poster by logging into your child's seesaw account. (If you have any questions, please let me know)