Think Tank in Third

Weekly Update- December 16, 2016

Week at a Glance

As you can imagine, this wasn't a typical week due to Winter Break quickly approaching.

Monday- Math MAP test in the AM, computer programming in the afternoon.

Tuesday- Miss Pratt & Mrs. Callahan were out for professional development

Wednesday- Worked on ALEKS in the morning and worked with 2nd graders in the afternoon. We did paired programming (coding), buddy reading, and made holiday cards for our families.

Thursday- Winter Party!!!

Friday- SLC Family breakfast in the AM, math day in the afternoon to finish up e4tech lessons!

Piday 5k

The Teaching & Learning Collaborative is one of the organizations that created our e4tech lessons. We have participated in many professional development opportunities through this organization, and they have provided amazing opportunities for our students.

Every year, this organization sponsors a "PiDay 5k," for which all proceeds go to amazing professional development programs for teachers prek-12. It would be so cool if The Think Tank participated in this 5k, as this organization has done so much for our classroom!! Mrs. Callahan and Miss Pratt will be there.

Please consider signing yourself and your child up for this awesome event! Click here to do so!:

Also, Rachel Botkin has so graciously offered to organize a "Couch to 5K" program for anyone who wants to participate. This would be offered before school, after school, or on the weekend.

Please complete the following survey to indicate which day you would prefer:

Here is a link to the training program we would use: Again, only ONE day per week would be a group training. The rest would be on your own. You do not have to participate in the Couch to 5k to participate in the run.

CS For All Photo Challenge

Today is the last day to vote!!

For computer science week, Miss Pratt and Mrs. Callahan both had photos chosen as finalists to win a grand prize of robots and a gift card for our classroom! Please visit this link and vote for BOTH pictures below!!

If we win we will get TWO ROBOTS for our class to program as well as a gift card to spend on technology and other supplies!!!! The kids are so excited!!


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