Fourth Grade PEAK

January 20,21,22

Power of One Projects - Due by April 9, 2015

Don't forget to take photos of your child in action.

THEME: Kids CAN

KIDS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE:
  • We wrapped up note taking.

  • Students were introduced to writing outlines.

  • Students worked on their persuasive nomination speeches. Some students started editing.

Centers

Enrichment Centers:

  • Topic Study: We continue to make great progress in topic study!
  • Humanitarian Slogan link
  • Science: We examined and analyzed consumer report articles. Students were asked to read and assess the validity and reliability of each test. We looked at criteria, rating scales, visual aides, introductions, and conclusions. Our purpose is to identify key characteristics in implementing consumer report tests.
  • Critical Thinking: Determining Purpose and Gathering Information (data)
  • Math - We continue to math problem solving.

Technology Buzz:

Google Sites: Students are creating their own Google site --- it will house our PEAK portfolio.


I movie and Video techniques

  • Students are learning how to shoot video and edit it through Imovie. Students are examining a variety of video - shooting techniques!

Kahoot it:

  • Today students participated in an online quiz to test our knowledge of scientific vocabulary. The kids like it so much that some want to use this format for a topic study project for their independent research topic.

Easy Bib:

  • Students learned to cite sources through Easy Bib - what an awesome research tool!

Google Drive/Classroom:

  • Students are actively using their Chrome books
  • We have organized our Google Drives
  • Practiced sharing and saving documents
  • Bookmarked important websites
  • Actively working in Google Classroom

Powtoons:

  • Set up a PEAK Powtoons account - we should have fun with this!

Edmodo:

  • We introduced Edmodo another online learning tool!

Classroom Book Source:

  • Students learned how to check out books electronically from my classroom library.

Tweet:

  • There is a link on my student resource page for students to "Tweet" about the day. I will post 5 tweets a week on my classroom board - some may even make it to real twitter. Tweets should be relevant to our learning day.
  • Please follow me on twitter - you never know when a tweet will post about your child's PEAK day!

Create a Graph:

  • Applied our knowledge on how to make graphs online.

Padlet:

  • Online note taking application used during Topic Study.