Tuesday, December 17, 2013

How to Build a Snowman

Second grade students in Mrs. Siegel's class are working on "How to Build a Snowman"books.  They are using the I-Pads to create their books.  They have been using the "Book Creator  and Drawing Pad apps to do their projects.  

Thursday, December 12, 2013

An Hour of Code

Third graders at Memorial took part in celebrating computer science week.  They took part in a program called "An Hour of Code".  Students learned  what goes on behind the scenes of some of their favorite video games.  They became programmers for an hour and built their own video game.  

Monday, December 2, 2013

Force and Motion

The Science Center did a show for our Memorial students today on force and motion.  Below is  a short segment of the program.

Click here to see a short clip:


Friday, November 22, 2013

Historical Celebration

Many of our families will be celebrating Thanksgiving this year but for some of our families this is a historical event as they celebrate "Thanksgivukkah".  This will only happen once in our lifetime.  Please visit this site to learn more about "Thanksgivukkah" and why this is such a special event.
I would like to thank a colleague of mine, Mr. Levin for sharing this site with me.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Grade 3 Goes to Plimoth Plantation

Grade 3 students are taking a virtual tour of Plimoth Plantation.  Students have been assigned to be historians as they search for many clues about life in 1621.    This week they have learned about the Wampanoag Tribe.  They will pose as colonist over the next two weeks to learn about how they lived back then.  Their culminating report will be done on their I Pad.  They will be creating a book in Book Creator.  Watch for their projects.

Grade 2 Research

Grade 2 has started a research project!

Grade 2 is working on gathering information about caring for pets.  They are working on their new writing curriculum.  Students are working in Google Drive to access a teacher created document to do their research?  They are taking notes on either cats or dogs to create a class project.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Chalk Board in First Grade

First Grade started using the Chalkboard app.  Great tool for number and letter writing!  We will use it during our Reading block for Fundations!  

How to Build a Rocket

How to Build a Rocket will be coming to our bookshelves very soon.  Fourth grade students in Mrs. Olshaw's class are writing a book using our Book Creator app.  They will be doing illustrations using  our Drawing Pad app of their actual rockets that they are building.  The students will be photographing their steps for building a rocket and will annotate their photos and drawings. Look for the next best seller:) It's coming soon!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fabulous Friday in Grade 4

It was a fabulous Friday for our Memorial 4th graders.  Each student received their I-Pad.  Students immediately immersed themselves into the camera and note app to share their photo and a  question or two about the I-Pads.  Next week we will discuss their questions and comments as we begin to explore some of our core apps that we will be using system wide in Burlington.  Tune in for more iinformation over the next few weeks.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Grade 5 I-Pads are Here!

Our Grade 5 students received their I-Pads today.  It was an exploratory day for some of our apps and using the camera to set our home and lock screens photos.  Check back to see what we will be working on.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Lowell Mills

Mrs. Keating's third graders are creating books in Book Creator on the Lowell Mills.  The third grade class just took a filed trip to the mills and took photographs of their visit.  They have titled their book "Do You Want to Be a Mill Worker?  They are writing books to persuade people to come to the mills to work.  Check their blogs in a few weeks to read their stories.

Welcome Back 2013

What an exciting year ahead at Memorial.  We are going 1 to 1 in grades 1, 4 and 5.  Our I-Pads are being delivered to the school today.  We are all looking forward to implementing these into our curriculum.  We have 30 foundational apps that the students will be using along with some selected apps by grade level.  Our I-Pads will be kept in school and will not be going home.  We will keep you posted on some of our exciting projects we will be doing.

Our first class will be on basic use and rules of I-Pads in the classroom  Students will be learning how to use the different apps that we have on the I-Pads during our integration lessons throughout the school year. 

We have started the year off with our I-Ready and Symphony testing.  This is already underway.  Testing is completed on September 24th.  Please check back to see how we are using our I-Pads and don't forget to ask your child what they are using them for.  Looking forward to a great 

                            Mr.Allegretto and Mr.Calvin delivering our I-Pads!


Monday, January 7, 2013

Welcome to Mrs. Weldon's Blog. 

I have created a few pages of curriculum links for you to use that our teachers seem to like.  Please let me know if you have some to add to our list and we would love to have your feedback on what we use.

We have had alot of new on-line activities taking place in our school this year.  We are embracing Google Doc's with our students.  We have found some great Google Apps to try.  Please visit us often to see some of the latest favored apps of our school.

We have two I-Pad carts that are always in a classroom somewhere in our school.  Our teachers share the carts of 30 between classrooms and we are hoping to get more in the future.  We have 118 apps that support our Math, Science, ELA and Social Studies curriculum.    They circulate daily.

Please check back with us to see some of our classroom blogs.