Thursday, December 14, 2017

International day of persons with disabilities

 During this international day, grade 6 students visited “Step Together Learning Community” a school specialized for students with disabilities.
First our students had a tour in the school, attended a lecture about the school’s mission, and watched a documentary that illustrated how to deal and teach students with disabilities. Then our students had the chance to build new friendships with students having disabilities. They sang, played basketball, ate breakfast, and even attended classes together.
The aim of this visit is to allow our students to accept and appreciate others regardless any differences.


Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Learning Problem Solving through QR codes

My fifth graders downloaded QR reader and generator application on their tablets and this is when fun begun!
My students used this application to scan and read QR codes to discover that the codes were word problems. They also scanned the resources found their Harcourt math book.
Finally my students used the QR generator to synthesize their own word problem and challenged their friends to solve it.
When technology and creativity are present learning will be much more fun!!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

KSPS participation in Skypeathon

On Tuesday November 28 and Wednesday November 29 my fifth and sixth graders participated in 10 Skype sessions!!! They traveled  41,142 virtual miles to visit 5 countries where they had the opportunity to be connected with different educators and students from all over the world.
My students had the opportunity to visit virtually the national museum of Egypt and the dinosaurs’ park in India. Moreover, they played mystery skype, learned about Indian textile, met students from Cambodia and learned how to use Microsoft Minecraft in our math classes.


Wednesday, November 01, 2017

A journey inside our yummy cells

Grade 5 are exploring plant and animal cells for their first time. They modeled the cells’ organelles using the ingredients of their breakfast.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Integrating ICT in our Science Classes

Grade 6 students are learning how to represent data collected during scientific investigations in different ways. For this reason, we went to the computer lab and implemented what we are learning during ICT sessions to construct graphs using Microsoft word.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

We are vertebrates

Grade 5 students are studying about vertebrates and invertebrates, and since we can't see our own bones we downloaded different X-ray applications and used our tablets to explore our bones. It was interesting to integrate technology and use our tablets in the science sessions.