5th graders started their year in technology organizing their network folders on our school server for storing electronic schoolwork such as PowerPoint presentations and Word documents as well as getting acquainted with their brand new BB&N GMail accounts. Their first technology project of the year, PowerPoint presentations on explorers, will be a coordinated effort between the homeroom teachers, Heather Lee the librarian, and myself, Megan Haddadi the technology teacher. Over the last week or so, students have started learning about PowerPoint by creating a presentation about themselves.
Please ask your child to tell you about SmartMoves, a "body puzzles for the mind" program I am trying out with all of my students this year for transitioning into the classroom and improving focus. "SmartMoves is an award-winning cognitive fitness program that combines music and movement to transform the classroom and change the way students learn." (http://shop.
fablevisionlearning.com/ smartmoves/learnmore/overview/ fa/shop.detail/productid/2564/ )