Project B3 Parent NightMarch 16
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Old Orchard Junior High Forum
Students in grades 3-8 have had a chance to participate in the Project B3 program during the school day as they learn about online safety, reputation, and cyberbullying.
Follow-up lessons and topics of discussion will be supplied to the district as a way for our students and teachers to continue to continue the learning in the classroom.
In addition to the Project B3 program for students, parents and guardians are invited to attend The Project B3 Parent Night on March 16th from 7:00 - 8:30pm in the Old Orchard Junior High Forum. Participants will have the opportunity to get caught up on what students learn in Project B3 and how they can help put plans into action at home. A speaker will also walk participants through top trends and Apps kids are using right now, and provide advice on how to make decisions when handling issues of digital responsibility at home. The importance of self-regulation and positive media use will be explored.
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Project B3 is a program that has older students, teach younger students about the 3 pillars of Digital Citizenship; Be Safe, Be Smart, Be Kind...B3! Project B3 believes these 3 pillars will guide us toward success online. Our 8th grade students from OOJH did a wonderful job of relaying this important message!
#B3B4U...think of the B3 pillars before you post, comment, click, etc.
Save the date: Parent Night with Project B3 speaker, Eric Patnoudes will be March 16th! More details on time and place to come!
Obviously technology is a wonderful tool and if used responsibly, can be a powerful way to access information, learn, and be creative. However, we need to be aware of the pitfalls of technology use and take steps to prevent possible problems. Media Balance is something we talk about at each grade level during LMC time as part of our Digital Citizenship Curriculum. I saw this commercial and thought they really hit the mark on the topic of media balance.
I could not be more proud of the 4th and 5th graders who took part in Battle of the Books! Teams read a total of 20 books and "battled" other teams on the details of those books. Everybody did excellent! The winning team of Devonshire School made us most proud with their efforts and wonderful sportsmanship! Great job all!
What better way to celebrate World Read Aloud Day, than to get some one-to-one reading time together?! Intermediate students have partnered with primary students in the library to read together. Both parties enjoyed it very much!
What better way to celebrate World Read Aloud Day, than to listen to an astronaut read you a story! Story Time from Space has many books to chose from under the Story Time Videos Tab. Check it out by clicking the link or picture below!
Story Time from Space
Our 5th graders are beginning to learn out stop motion video app called "Koma Koma." They got a little time to experiment with it this week. Next week, they will begin planning and creating storyboards for their ideas. I can't wait to see what they come up with when they have more time! Stay tuned!
Our kindergarten classes learned how to use Puzzlets to code today. Each "puzzlet" piece is a block of code. Kindergarten used the different blocks of code to maneuver a character through different obstacles. It was impressive how quickly they learned this and how well they worked together to be problem solvers!
As part of the social studies curriculum, both 2nd and 4th graders were learning different aspects of economics. While the 2nd graders were learning about spending vs. saving, needs vs. wants, effects out choices make, and the role of money within a community. Our 4th graders were learning about goods vs. services, producers vs. consumers, incentives, budgets, cost and profit. We also learned how media plays a role in economics. We learned advertisement techniques and created media we thought our 2nd graders would respond to. As a culmination of all of the learning, we had a sale! Our 4th graders were the producers of goods and services. Our 2nd graders were our savvy consumers. Fun was had by all!
Our Kindergarten through 2nd grade students used block coding with our BeeBots and Puzzlets this week. Next week is worldwide Hour of Code week, so we're getting ready!
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