What's Happening at School?
Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Schools May 2019
Finishing the School Year Strong
Mrs. Kirk checks reading fluency and comprehension.
RA 7th grade created displays to show the plot structure of a book that they read.
GT Third Grade Make Lava Lamps
GT TK, Kindergarten, and First Grade Thematic Learning
Book Projects by GT Sixth Grade
RA Preschool enjoy inside recess on a rainy day in May.
GT Middle School Leadership Academy
GT/RA Elementary Survivor Celebration
RA First Grade Game Boards
Ruthven-Ayrshire 1st grade students participated in an extremely challenging STEM project in May. They created flexible game boards that could be used next year to teach our math and reading skills. Each student selected a theme that was studied during the year. They designed their game on paper with the help of Mr. Hersom (our Technology Director) and transferred the games to Google Drawings. Students learned how to access the app and save the game board. They created their game board on the computer, they learned to search and insert black and white clip art images, how to click and drag, make the image larger or smaller, copy and paste, insert text boxes, set font and text size, format text alignment, and set background color. Game boards were required to have enough spaces in the path to make the game engaging to play. The images used, and the reasons used for the “move forward” and “move back” spaces needed to correlate with theme in a logical way. Once the game boards were complete, students received a printed copy to have and use at home. The boards will also be sent to the laser engraver to be engraved on plastic boards for use in the classroom. We are hoping that the students will be able to come back to 1st grade to introduce their game to next year’s students. The games can be used to practice sight words, phonics skills, or math skills.