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What's Streaming at the Creek?

Checking Out the LRC

In the library, we have been continuing to dive deeper into our “Character and Plot” Genre Tree. Under this genre tree, we study books that depend heavily on character and plot to shape the story.


The branches we have been growing are:

  • Mysteries (PreK, K, 3rd, 6th)

  • Realistic Fiction(1st, 4th)

  • Historical Fiction (2nd, 5th)


Activities we have been engaging in:

  • Defining features of the genre and using Total Physical Response to help internalize them

  • Library scavenger hunts


Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • What features are important to the genre?

  • Navigating the library independently to locate resources

  • Various methods of library (and other resource) organization

  • Using available resources and tools (e.g. signage, call number organization, etc.) to navigate and locate resources in the library

Checking Out Tech

Kinder-Kids

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Navigating and using ChromeBooks and Wixie

  • Using a variety of construction tools in Wixie

  • Narration tools


Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Problem-solving and creating with digital tools

  • Narrating to explain our work

  • Fluency in sharing & presenting our work

  • Using digital tools to create and construct new products from knowledge

Friends of First Grade

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Using formatting and design features

  • Using Google Docs to create wanted posters for the Tooth Fairy


Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Using digital tools to share information

  • Using digital tools to create and construct new products from knowledge

  • Shortcuts to work SMARTER, not HARDER (e.g. duplication, formatting, etc.)

Super Second Grade

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Navigating and practicing various tools in Explain Everything

  • Explaining learning through modeling, presentation, and narration


Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Using digital tools to show learning

  • Using digital tools to teach others

Thinking Third Grade

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Using DoInk to create and share culture information

  • Using iMovie to create collaborative culture videos

  • Using Weebly to share our culture videos globally with a class from Brazil

  • Participating in Underground Railroad interactives


Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Using digital tools to create authentic presentations & share learning

  • Navigating and using digital tools to synthesize and share resources

  • Using advanced features to enhance presentations of learning

  • Using digital tools for global communication

  • Using digital tools to learn about and reflect on various historical perspectives

Fourth Grade Family

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Navigating and using Google Classroom, Google Apps for Education, and Weebly

  • Using Diigo and Google Apps for Education to do research and access, store, share, and communicate about web resources

  • Using Google Apps for Education to write


Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Digital Citizenship and following Acceptable Use Standards for technology

  • Using technology to communicate and collaborate

  • Website evaluation and citation

  • Using digital tools for researching, reading and writing

Faboulous Fifth Grade

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Using Google Classroom and GAFE for writing

  • Using technology to do research

  • Using technology to gather resources

  • Using iPads to create practice activities and assessments on animal classification

  • Using technology to receive global communication (6 Word memoirs shared from other schools)


Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Using digital tools to create, share, collaborate, and communicate about writing

  • Using digital tools to access and gather research, primary sources, pictures, videos, models, simulations, etc.

  • Using digital tools to create and share learning resources

  • Using technology for global communication

Sizzling Sixth Grade

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Engaging with content through technology (videos, models, simulations, etc.)

  • Communicating and collaborating through Google Docs and Weebly

  • Creating and producing new works in iMovie and ChatterPix

  • Presenting and sharing information and opinions with others through digital tools


Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Concepts of professional writing and digital citizenship

  • Concepts of research skills and digital citizenship in research

  • Communication and collaboration through technology

  • Using digital tools to gather and share new learning

A 3rd-6th Grade Shout Out!!

During the past couple weeks, 3rd-6th grade students have been practicing and training for the PARCC assessment. Our students and staff have done an absolutely fantastic job preparing to show what they know. This week, all 3rd-6th grade classrooms have been completing the PARCC assessment. They are doing an amazing job demonstrating patience, flexibility, and focus during this time to knock this thing out of the PARK!