The Learning Letter

March 18th, 2016

Bring on the Learning Revolution! | Ken Robinson | TED Talks

Global Teacher 2016

Stephen Hawking talks about his education and announces each of the 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize 2016. His story, in addition to each of theirs, is so worth the watch. The winner, Hanan Al Hroub, has a wonderfully, inspiring and amazing story. #TeachersMatter

One Book One School

Do you believe in the man on the moon? One Book One School is coming soon!

We will be revealing the title for our next school wide reading after spring break.

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Egg Russian Roulette

I can SO see this clip from Jimmy Fallon being a fraction and/or percent math lesson. Substitute some plastic eggs and different filling! Could probably even show pieces of this clip, but a few parts would have to be edited out, so don't use it as-is with the kiddos!


If you are constantly searching for resources to complete a research project in your grade level, try using UDLib/Search. Jenny and I are working with Jill DiPaolo from Sussex County Libraries to help gather more resources to support our students' questions of curiosity. Your grade level team leader will be hearing more about this partnership in April.

In the meantime, educators, parents, and students have access to a plethora of online articles through University of Delaware public school databases.

Login or username: udlibsearch

Password: homeaccess

Math Around Shields...

5th Grade: Reasoning about solution pathways before jumping in to compute!

1st Grade: Chatting about 1/2 and using those understandings in solving problems!

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Poetry Month

What is the role of poetry in literacy learning? Here's a link to many poetry activities to try throughout the month of April.

dear poet project- grade 5

Participate in this year’s Dear Poet project, watch the videos of Chancellors reading and discussing one of their poems. Then, write them a letter in response and send it by post or email to the Academy of American Poets.

Celebrities Read Aloud

Check out Betty White, Elijah Wood, and many others reading some of their favorite picture books!