The Weekly Knot

Vol.2 Issue 18: Thinking about the Brain

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Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds

Weekly Happenings

A week for Media Center

There will be no Chromebook labs available due to testing and ESOL practice. Check the lab calendar and send requests to Mrs. Golladay.

Monday December 14, 2015

Please score Science Fair Projects

Title I planning meeting, 2:15 in the media center.

MyOn parent open house meeting for Targeted Title I students. 3-6, p.m.

Count on Us @ 4 p.m. on Comcast 96 and Verizon 38

Tuesday December 15, 2015

Please score Science Fair Projects

Lockdown @ 11:30 a.m.

Level-Up, 2:15 p.m. in the Media Center

Survey for selected ESOL students

Wednesday December 16, 2015

Please score Science Fair Projects

Dance field trip to Northwestern HS

Staff Celebration in Media Center @ 2 p.m.

Count on Us @ 4 p.m. on Comcast 96 and Verizon 38

Thursday December 17, 2015

Daytime performances of the Winter concert

8:45-9:45 for Headstart, PreK, Kindergarten, First Grade

10-11 for Second Grade, Third Grade, 4th/5th that are not in the performance

Hat/gloves distribution to the classrooms- schedule to come

Night time performance @ 6

Science Fair Open House 3-6

Friday December 18, 2015

B week for Media Center

Monday December 21, 2015

5th Grade trip to see Grease at Northwestern High

Chorus, Orchestra, and Band perform at the National Christmas Tree.

Tuesday December 22, 2015

Last Day before break

The Media Connection - Library Media Center News from Ms. Arax

New Online Resource Information to Help our Students

1) Britannica Digital Learning (Encyclopedia - all levels)

Access to an online trial for Britannica Digital Learning (Encyclopedia - all levels) and Image Quest is now available through your Destiny Library Account under databases. If you need information or training on Destiny please let me know.

The following username and password provides 24/7access outside of the PGCPS network for all students, educators and parents (please do not share the passwords on the internet):

Username – pgcps

Password – pgcps

2) Newseum has a New Website for Students and Teachers

See for primary sources, research help, lesson plans, and activities.

Notable Features:

· Free content meets needs of elementary, middle, high school teachers, college educators and lifelong learners

· 95 standards-aligned lessons and activities with 115 accompanying worksheets and handouts; they are easily searchable by type, topic and century

· 540 hi-res primary sources with explanatory text, and that cover U.S. history from 1776 to 2015

· 14 thematic units – curated collections of lesson plans tied to a Newseum visit

· All teacher resources can be downloaded individually for fast and easy distribution to students

· Opportunity to learn from other teachers through the EDCommunity

· Opportunities for teachers to submit class work for publication in an EDCollection

· The site will launch with two EDCollections. Formerly called learning modules, the EDCollections “Making a Change” and “Women, Their Rights and Nothing Less” explore how civil rights advocates and suffragists embraced the First Amendment to make their voices heard and enact change.

· Two EDCollections coming in March 2016: “Decision 2016” (focuses on the 2016 presidential election) and “Freedom in the Balance: Security, Diversity and the First Amendment” (will support teaching and learning about 9/11 and the fragile balancing throughout U.S. history of the five freedoms of the First Amendment with concerns for safety and the public good)