Journal Writing in Grade 1 Implementing Google Docs

March 15, 2017

Mrs. Burnham’s first grade has been working on their writing journals in Google Docs. This has been a great collaboration piece for her students. Students have learned how to share their journals with Mrs. Burnham and their classmates. They edit them together and make suggestions as a class as to how to improve on their writing as well as celebrate their terrific writing as a class.  It has been a…

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Read Across America – Dr. Seuss’ Birthday at Memorial School

March 3, 2017

Memorial students celebrated Read Across America in the library this week by listening to Dr. Seuss’ stories. 3rd graders -“Bartholomew and the Oobleck”.  Students made and studied oobleck (which was created based on Dr. Seuss’ 1949 story); 1st and 2nd graders – “Cat in the Hat” and completed a STEAM project of engineering and building a tower of Dr. Seuss hats using paper and red cups. Kindergarteners read “One  Fish,…

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3rd Grade Plays Name That State, City And Body Of Water

March 1, 2017

Memorial third grade students have been working on a mapping activity in Notability.  Students have been playing a mapping game to locate cities, towns, bodies of water, bordering states and products that are all found in Massachusetts.  Students have been learning how to use the tools in Notability to create their map and share it with their teachers to tie into the social studies curriculum.  It has been a great…

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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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