C105 News

September 28, 2015


This short video from the Buck Institute for Education http://bie.org below makes the essential elements of PBL come alive and brings to light the 21st Century competencies (collaboration, creativity, communication, critical thinking) that will enable K-12 students to be college- and work-ready as well as effective members of their communities.

There also is an article about PBL in our class Google Drive http://tiny.cc/C105docs

Project Based Learning: Explained.

It's PBL SHOE time!

We are beginning our first PBL project today! We are going to learn more about tying our shoes and we will become shoe-tying experts. The skill of tying your own shoes has become elusive for many students with the domination of velcro in the children's shoe market. This real-world problem needs experts (us!) to help others. Our Driving Questions for our project is: How can we, as first graders, help our school community become shoe tying experts?” After we learn to tie, we will be making ebooks to help other learn to tie their shoes too. The book making will involve the skills of collaboration, communication, creativity, and help us meet some Language Arts standards for listening, speaking, reading, and writing. As we finish our ebooks we will be publishing them in iBooks to share our learning with the wider world. Look for updates on our progress on Twitter (@RoomC105)!

Mark Your Calendar

  • September 28-October 2 Cyber Awareness Week
  • September 30 Wild Cat Assembly
  • September 30 PTA General Meeting 6:30PM in the cafeteria. Dessert will be served!
  • October 2 Scholastic Book Orders Due, use code GNGFT to order online
  • October 7 International Walk to School Day!
  • October 8 PTA Fun Run, Fall Carnival & Blood Drive
  • October 12 Reflections entries due
  • October 13 Field Trip to Youth Science Institute @ Alum Rock Park
  • October 15 Dairy Council Cow School Visit
  • October 27 Make-Up Picture Day (individual pictures only)

Field Trip!

We will be taking our first field trip to the Youth Science Institute @ Alum Rock Park http://www.ysi-ca.org on October 13.

On this trip, we will be having a presentation on Animals and their Adaptations, taking a very short hike, eating a picnic lunch, and playing on the playground. All students should wear their new class tee-shirt and bring a lunch.

Permission slips will be coming home this week. If you would like to chaperone, please sign and send back the slip with a separate check for your admission. I will be drawing names for chaperones after I get the list for who would like to attend. (I will refund the money of parents not selected to attend.)