E News from Rm 172

August/September

Back to School!

We participated in many activities to "Get to Know You" and it was a true success. One of our favorite activities this week was the "200 Thoughts About Us." Students gathered together in one room and were partnered up with a small group. We looked at maps and globes to figure out:
1. 100 Places We'd Like to Visit
2. 100 Questions About the World

Students were given post-it notes to write their thoughts and place it on the poster. Our work is proudly displayed in the hallway! We hope you enjoy the pictures and take a moment to ask your child what their answers were. I was thrilled and awed with the many wonderful answers.

Math in Pictures & Videos

I was able to get to know the students through numbers! Students designed their own math problems to equal whatever they wanted to draw. They then solved the math problems and drew pictures to represent the numbers. Some even wanted to explain their drawing through a video. I hope you enjoy the pictures and videos as much as I did.

GoNoodle!

You may hear your student talk about GoNoodle –a fun website we use to move throughout our school day. Kids wiggle. GoNoodle gets the wiggles out, so we can keep on learning. GoNoodle gives us over 100 physical activity videos and games – including dancing, running, jumping, stretching, deep breathing, and more - and helps students channel their abundant energy. After we take a quick break with GoNoodle, we’re better able to focus on learning. GoNoodle is great when: • we’re transitioning from one subject to another • we’re feeling stressed or anxious • we can’t sit still • we’ve had a great day and need a reward GoNoodle can help energetic kids get their wiggles out anytime, and its free for parents, too. In fact, I’d love for you to use GoNoodle at home and have fun with it as a family, because I believe active, healthy kids make better students.


Sign Up for a FREE Account and Go to www.gonoodle.com.

1.Click “Sign Up.”

2.Sign up for a Home Account

3. Start GoNoodling!