Memorial Kindergarten Classes Read “Glow” by WH Beck

January 13, 2017

This week, Kindergarten classes read “Glow” by WH Beck and learned about Bioluminescent creatures – fireflies, anglerfish, fungi, octopus, dragonfish, lanternfish, and squids.  We learned that animals glow for several reasons – to hunt, to hide, to find a friend, to lose an enemy, to trick, to call for help and to fight back.  The Memorial Learning Commons is now decorated with “glowing” squids made by the students.

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First Grade Uses Drawing Pad at Memorial

December 16, 2016

This week, the first graders came to library and read The Hat by Jan Brett with me.  We discussed how Mrs. Brett uses the illustrations to give clues on what will happen on the next page.  After reading the story, students were asked to use the Drawing Pad app to draw their favorite character from the story and add a piece of clothing.  Students were excited to present their drawing.

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Hour of Code at Memorial School!

December 16, 2016

Students participated in the Hour of Code last week.  Some students used Code.org to code Minecraft as well as Moanna tasks.  Some fourth and fifth grade classes are working in groups to graph either a shape or design a maze.  The next step is to code the Sphero to roll its way around or through.  Each group needs to include a sound and at least one color change.  Students continue…

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Introducing Team Drive for G Suite

December 13, 2016

Please Note: Team Drive is currently in BETA (early release). Users may encounter bugs. There is no guarantee Team Drive will be a permanent feature in G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Education).  Streamlined Collaboration with Team Drive for G Suite Back in September, Google announced their new “G Suite for Education” name change along with the new Team Drive feature, available to schools in the Early Adopter Program. Today,…

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Memorial School Book Fair

Don’t forget our Scholastic Book Fair starts tomorrow Monday – 11/28 through Friday – 12/2.  Students will be browsing on Monday and Tuesday with the ability to purchase books on Wednesday and Friday.  Parents and guests are welcome anytime during the week.  The Book Fair will also be open on Thursday during Parent/Teacher Conferences so stop on by and see what is available. If you are unable to make it…

November 27, 2016
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Memorial’s Thanksgiving Book

November 15, 2016

Our students are reading about different Thanksgiving dinners.  In Duck for Turkey Day, it’s almost Thanksgiving!  Tuyet is excited but also concerned because her Vietnamese American family has duck not turkey for Thanksgiving dinner!  She worries what her class will think. Tuyet enjoys her Thanksgiving dinner but is nervous going back to school.  However she finds that there are several families that do not have turkey for Thanksgiving – noodles,…

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Scholastic Book Fair at Memorial School

The 2016 Memorial Scholastic Book Fair has been scheduled for November 28th – December 2nd. An amazing selection of books will be here! Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. Come visit the Book Fair any day during the week between 8:00 and 2:30. All purchases benefit our school. Mrs. Myer, the Teacher Librarian is looking for volunteers to help set up, work with students during…

November 13, 2016
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Global Read Aloud 2016 at Memorial School

November 10, 2016

Memorial Elementary School participated in the Global Read Aloud 2016. We connected with other students in a variety of ways.  Two Google Hangouts with Ms. Small’s classes at Pine Glen. A 3rd grade class had a Mystery Skype with a classroom in Denver, Colorado.  K-2 classes used a new app called Padlet to ask and answer questions from students in 21 other states. We studied a United States map to…

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Math with Spheros at Memorial

Mrs. Olshaw’s 5th grade math class worked in groups with Mrs. Weldon and Mrs. Myer in the Memorial Learning Commons to graph a 3 or 4 line shape in Explain Everything, convert their shape measurements from inches to centimeters, create the shape on the floor and code a Sphero to follow the outline of the shape. Coding also included at least one change in color and a sound. Students worked diligently…

November 7, 2016
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