Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Winter Break

Winter Break is coming quickly. Don't forget to continue learning throughout the break.

Take time to read a good book. Alameda County Library gives access to free audiobooks and ebooks for those who have a library card.

Enjoy a book read to you. Take advantage of websites such as Storyline Online that read great stories aloud.

Try some coding. Go ahead and log into your school account. Try something different on code.org. Perhaps the Dance Party or Minecraft games appeal to you.

How about moving around? You can go geocaching on a hike. This app helps you find treasure. The rule is you put something into the container if you take a treasure out. https://www.geocaching.com/play

Perhaps you are more interested in arts and crafts. Here is a website with some ideas on fun crafts. https://www.parents.com/fun/arts-crafts/?page=1

Whatever you decide to do, have fun, enjoy time with your family, and come back to school with a smile ready for your next steps!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Digital Literacy

All classes have been focusing on Digital Literacy. We discuss internet safety and practice following rules for use of the internet.
TK and Kindergarten: Exploring on websites to learn new things. We spent time looking at the San Diego Zoo Kids website. We are discovering that going on a website is like a field trip. There are fun things to learn, but just like real field trips we have to be safe.
First Grade: What makes a website good for us? First graders are learning how to discover what makes a website perfect for them. What to watch out for and what to avoid. 
Second Grade: Texting etiquette. Second graders are learning to take care in what they write in notes to friends or relatives. We have to watch out for feelings and show we care about the way we write.
Third Grade: Cyberbullying. What is cyberbullying and how can we stop it? What to do if it happens to us.
Fourth Grade: The Power of Words: Words can hurt. We need to be careful about what we say on the internet. Fourth graders also learn what to do if bullying happens to them.
Fifth Grade: Digital Community. We are a digital community. As such we learn to follow norms so that the community functions well. This is an overview of all the rules we have learned about digital literacy and internet safety in all years.

Some great links to digital literacy websites:

Monday, October 8, 2018

Come in to the Media Center After School

The Media Center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. Please stop by and find a favorite book to read. We are open until 2:25.
We are going to begin our internet safety lessons next week. Please remember that we cannot trust everything that we see online. Right now there is an internet hoax involving Facebook accounts. Most accounts are not being hacked, but people are getting the message that accounts are being cloned. This is mostly for the parents out there. Here is a link that shows what is happening and how to be sure that you are not a victim.
How to check Facebook Account