This week the children learned their seventh super power! We are so proud of our young readers and how they are applying their super powers to books during private reading time. Now they are ready to share their books with a partner. Partner power helps students to remain focused and excited by conversing with a friend about the different characters in the books they read. It also helps them to tackle tricky parts by discussing different strategies together and to develop their retell and reading comprehension skills. Please use partner power when reading with your child at home to continue to support our strategies!
Kindergarten students were busy this week learning about what it means to code. The children had great fun coding with each other, giving commands to a partner, following commands from the teacher, and then using computer language like “run” and “bug”. Kindergarten teamwork really paid off, as they were able to successfully complete their missions. Helen Noble, education technology coordinator, made a guest appearance and taught us about some great applications to use on the iPad to reinforce coding, such as Kodable. We loved learning about “Flurb” the furby who wanted to get from one place to another. We cannot wait to experiment more with other coding applications!