MC Squared

Media Center Newsletter, Volume 5, December 2015

Hello!

In this edition, you will find information about the Hour of Code, the Spelling Bee, and Inclusive Schools Month. As always, thanks for reading!

Media Classes

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2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Grades

THE HOUR OF CODE


For the 3rd year in a row, we will be participating in The Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is a world-wide initiative to expose students of all ages to coding. This non-profit has partnered with companies like Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google to promote how important it is to teach coding. Their vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science.


So far, we've learned to code by playing games using Angry Birds and Frozen. This year, the games are centered around Minecraft! Once your students participate in Brandon's Hour of Code, they can explore code.org to learn even more about coding.


Please click here for more information:

http://code.org


Sign up in the book, as usual! Please bring your 4 iPads along with you to your session. THANK YOU!

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SPELLING BEE

Friday, Jan. 22nd 2016 at 8:30-9:30am

Main Campus Gym

4th & 5th Grades ONLY:

Our annual Spelling Bee will take place in the gym from 8:30 - 9:30am. Please make sure to hold your classroom Bees by Wednesday, January 20th. Your top two winners will take place in our school-wide Bee. Study guides and quick 'how-to' is attached in the email.


All 4th and 5th grade classes will attend the bee. Please email me your two classroom winners when you know them!

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Inclusive Schools Month

We are turning Inclusive Schools Week into an entire month! We will be celebrating inclusiveness and recognizing famous people with disabilities on the announcements every morning. There will also be books on display in the media center. Here is a link to more resources on this special month:


http://inclusiveschools.org/inclusion-resources/

App Requests

You may requests apps for your classroom iPads! If they are free, please send an email request to me. If they are not free, please draft a short paragraph on how it will be used and with the total cost so I may present it to Foundation.

Mac Cart Sign Up

(Don't forget to choose the appropriate month by clicking the correct tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet).

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aRyMFd1uSidjOmiEOYIc7p7TAFUqrxlZvgJJlJ8VvKY/edit#gid=0

GALILEO PASSWORD

The current galileo password for students to access Galileo while at home is: dove


They do not need a password while at school.