Students were asked to bring in their "thinking caps" for Friday's English class. Students in all classes will be taking pre-tests that tell the teachers what they know. This will give us lots of baseline data to know how and what the students will need to work on in order to be successful on the final projects/essays that will count towards their grades. Students should show growth between the pre-test and final project/essay. To make this as fun as possible, Mrs. Curt had students wear their favorite hats and listened to soft classical music. Students will need them on Tuesday, too.
Students were curious on day one about why Mrs. Curt would want them to bring in a Hawaiian shirt and/or beach hat. When students entered the class, they were greeted to flipped desks and chairs. Mrs. Curt greeted them looking like this:
Students pretended to be on a flight that went bad over an island. They worked in groups to decided who would be rescued off the island and why. This was a great way for students to start to work with each other right away and to learn what is expected by Mrs. Curt when working in groups.
Students were greeted with a First Day photo booth during Enrichment. Students were able to take photos with props and their friends as one of our team fundraisers. In ELA, Mrs. Curt confused the students with Play Doh on their desks. Each student created something that represented themselves. She has shared all the photos in Edmodo. Mrs. Ducharme, Mrs. Curt, and Mrs. Heon had students sign up for text reminders using Remind 101. This is also for parents. If your child has not shared the code with you, use the contact page to let Mrs. Curt know and she'll get the codes to you for your child's class.
Here are two of many of the great Play Doh creations.
We are very excited to meet all of you. We feel strongly that we aren't just a team but a family. We are here to support your learning and in any way that we can help you. We are very excited to implement Edmodo.com this year. We will be on a learning curve with it just like you. We are happy to offer you access to your grades (and parents can see their child's grades) online through gradebookwizard.com. We will all have a fun, exciting, and successful year.