A few tips to review… by Grade 6
Our sixth grade students are mentors to the fifth grade. To prepare, the students review our expectations for digital citizenship through our lessons from NetSmartz and consider the most important things to share with the fifth grade, both for digital citizenship and for using our Google Apps for Education.
Last year, the sixth grade created these presentations as part of their journey. This year’s sixth grade may use these as a guide for their own work.
Sketches with Guidelines
Skits on Guidelines to Stop Bullying (Original Post)
Why did these students choose these ideas to share?
Which ideas from these will you share with your fifth grade students?
What other ideas have you learned that you will share?
What projects will you create to teach your fifth grade students about cyber-safety, digital citizenship, and Google Apps for Education?
- Which project teaches cyber-safety?
- Which project teaches them digital citizenship?
- Which project teaches them Google Apps for Education (What project will you help them create?)
Comment below with your ideas — What are you thinking now?
What have we been doing for Valentines Day?
First, we learned about healthy relationships. See post here, and enjoy these photos:
Second, we problem-solved, wrote directions, revised, and created a Valentine’s Day Project (see photo at top for best project). Read about it in this post, and enjoy these photos:
What do you do to maintain healthy relationships?
How do you spread kindness in the world?
I recently met a teacher from British Columbia, Susan Angel. This is her introduction video.
Please enjoy the artwork floating behind the her words, and think: which one will I try?
Just pause the video and decide: How did they do that? Then try it!
Take a picture and share the link in the comments below.
We are learning about how ordinary people, our neighbors, have made a mark, and made it matter.
From their inspiring lives, we learn how we can also make a difference by making a mark, and making it matter. If you would like to join us, please look at what we are doing here: All Dots Matter.
We will join an Anti-Bullying assembly at our neighbor school, and learn from Rachelle’s Challenge. Stopping bullying is one way to “make a mark.”
On September 27th, we again join our neighbor school to celebrate Native American Day. Learning about our heritage and the contributions of our friends and neighbors, ancestors and elders, also inspires us with ways to make a mark, and make it happen. Our “ All Dots Matter” project features three of our community members and two of our ancestors. You could learn from them too. A skill we learn while reading their biographies is “inference.” You need to read between the lines to answer our questions:
How did each make a mark?
How did each help people?
What challenges did each have?
What made each strong?
What can we all learn from each?
Each of our community members and ancestors choose to matter. They are or were neighbors and friends who chose to matter in their lives. As we look at our lives, we realize that every day in small ways we can matter. We, who are neighbors and friends, can in simple ways of kindness help others.
How do we know about Dot Day?The inspiration comes from over 350,000 of us who love the message: Make your mark — see where it takes you, which comes from the book, The Dot by Peter Reynolds. This year, Mr Reynolds has teamed with Angela Maiers to stretch our creativity, genius, and kindness so that “we make a mark and make it matter.” Read more here:
Tish read 21 books this year. Here’s her favorite book:
I’m an Eagle reader. I have read 25 books this year. My favorite book is “Bud, Not Buddy.”
I am an Eagles reader. I read 16 books this year. This is a review of my favorite book.
Wow! I have read 26 books so far this year. This review is about my favorite book.
I have read 72 books; this review is about one of my favorite books.