Welcome back to the second semester of the year! I hope that everyone had a wonderful break and enjoyed their time with family and friends!
I’m looking forward to some more amazing learning taking place in our classroom.
Please check the calendar on the website for updates on scheduled events. I have many items posted through the month of April already and will try to keep it updated as the year progresses.
I will continue to post homework frequently on the website as well. This will go on the calendar also. If I neglect to post homework, please contact me and I’ll will get the assignment to you. I am not always able to get the assignments up, but I’ll try to do so as frequently as possible though.
This week, I’m going to make an attempt at trying something new for our math lessons. We are going to try “flipping” them. To do this, the students’ homework will be to watch a brief video lesson that I will create. Then, when they come to class the next day, they will have the background information needed to complete their work.
So, basically, they will be getting the lesson portion at home, and they will be doing their homework here in the classroom. I will be here to help out as needed and answer questions for them as they are doing their work in class.
I just wanted to try this out for a few days and see how things go. Please, if you have any feedback for me, shoot me an email.
We had a pretty awesome day today learning through our robots. Part of the engineering design process is testing prototypes of designs to look for problems, and then to reflect on them and find ways to overcome those failures and succeed. We this today. We all failed, though the important thing is that we are to move forward and look for ways to improve!
I love this group of students because they have worked as hard as they can, utilizing their intelligences and problem solving skills to help build a successful robot with their team mates. I am so grateful to be table to watch them learn together .
Just a reminder, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is Saturday at 9am at Wabash Landing Theater in West Lafayette. Be there around 8:45 to pay for tickets.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
I hope that you all are having a wonderful week so far! I just wanted to take a few minutes and touch base on some things as we lead up to Thanksgiving break next week. First, Wednesday the school has earned a Pajama Day thanks to the amount of Cookie sales we made!
Second, I just wanted to send out another reminder to everyone that the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them showing is not tomorrow. I sent home notes and already notified everyone that the date has been changed to Next Saturday, the 26th of November. Please, if you have questions, feel free to contact me!
Finally, this may seem silly, but I want to make sure that everyone knows that next week is Thanksgiving and we will not be in school on Thursday and Friday next week.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Fifth graders, if you are interested in representing Dayton Elementary School as our Snow Prince, or Princess, please write an essay for Mrs. Wildoner explaining why you feel you would represent our school better than anyone else. Essays are to be turned in by next Friday, November the 11th.
What an awesome day we had today, working on our robots! I was so impressed with the programming that was taking place. We had one group successfully implement their color sensor on their robot to the point in which it was able to track a route that we created in the classroom. Please, if you haven’t yet done so, find out about the amazing things your children are doing with these robots. We have been using bits and pieces of the formalized, Engineering Design Process to help us, and they are incredible.
RE: Fantastic Beasts Reschedule
Dear parents and families,
I do apologise for this, but I wanted to let you know as soon as possible that due to a last minute change, I was forced to reschedule the showing of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them until the following weekend, on Saturday, the 26th of November. This is Thanksgiving weekend, and I totally understand if you or your family members are unable to attend. The showtime of 9am remains unchanged. Please if you have any questions regarding this, let me know.
Thank you and have a great fall break with your family.