Thursday, April 28, 2016

Celebrating our Book Reviews

A special thank you to families for making our "Book Fair" such an authentic experience for the children earlier this week.  They had a fabulous time "selling" their favorite books to an audience!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Exploring the World With Google Cardboard

The kids had a FANTASTIC time yesterday exploring the world with Google Cardboard.  I have included a few pictures and some information from our technology teacher, Cathy Wolinsky, below.

I hope you all have a wonderful April break!

On Wednesday students at YES had the experience of using Virtual Reality (VR) viewers to visit places around the world and in space using Google Expeditions. Here are links to more information about the day:
Cathy Wolinsky
Instructional Technology K-4
Yarmouth Schools
Yarmouth, ME

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Let's Celebrate with a "Book Fair"!

     The kids have spent the past several weeks working on Review Writing.  As a culmination to this unit of study, the children have been drafting a review of their favorite book.  They have been working hard to include the following in their pieces:  an introduction that "grabs their reader's attention", a brief description of the book (without "spilling the beans"), a description of their favorite part, a bit about a character in the book (including text evidence to support their views), and a conclusion.

     It has been absolutely wonderful to watch the kids grow as writers over the course of this unit.  The kids are extremely proud of these reviews and would like to invite you in to share in a celebration of their terrific work.  On April 27, at 9:00, we would like to invite you into our classroom to participate in a "book fair", where we will showcase our favorite books and reviews.  We hope you can join us!

     During our Book Fair, the kids will set up their desk space to display their book, review, and a poster they have created.  I would like to invite the children to bring in a prop that connects with their book in some way.  For example, bringing in a small stuffed hamster if you had chosen a Humphrey book.  Please understand that this is optional.  If your child chooses to bring in a prop, please have them bring it to school by Monday, April 25th.

     Please feel free to email or call if you have any questions.  We look forward to seeing you on April 27th!