Archive of ‘Classroom highlights’ category

Virtual Building Tour at Lincoln

5th grade students prepared a walking tour of Lincoln School and its surroundings to highlight changes that occurred throughout the years.  The students photographed, edited, recorded student audio, created QR codes and assembled the brochure.  The QR Codes on the brochure can be scanned to hear the students speak about specific landmarks.  Students then helped to create a Google Slide presentation from the brochure.  All were invited to view the virtual building tour created for Lincoln School’s Centennial day.

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Nonfiction Padlet in 1st Grade

Mrs. Macken and Mrs. Bakos shared student nonfiction reading on a Padlet wall. Students were practicing fluency while sharing facts to peers. Parents were invited to visit the Padlet wall (click “wall” and enter the password: Caldwell to view). Our plan is to have students listen to the recordings and learn how to comment while sharing new information learned from listening.Screen Shot 2015-11-10 at 9.30.27 AM

Coding in the Media Center

Mrs. Emmolo and Mrs. Berkman are at it again!  After recently attending a workshop hosted by they decided to bring some coding to the Media Centers.  “ is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color.” has a vision that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. Coding helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.


Lego Robotics at Wilson

Students in Ms. Fox’s class along with the help of Mrs. Emmolo are working with LEGO WeDo systems to key simple machine concepts while building teamwork and communication skills.  Students are discovering basic physical science concepts such as gears, pulleys, levers, and wheels and axles through observation, reasoning, prediction, and critical thinking. Students are also learning computer programming concepts needed to make robots move. Watch the video to see student creations tested and witness problem solving on the spot!

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