Friday, April 14, 2017

More about Chinese Culture: RES Second Graders Share #resvt #vted #vsla #rchkpyp #awesome3LT

As part of their Comparing Cultures unit, second graders at RES learned about different aspects of Chinese culture including education, food, the arts, language, celebrations, and clothing.  Miss Darling's and Mrs. Riggs'  classes put together these Voicethread slideshows with text, audio, and video comments about what they learned. We hope you enjoy them!





Friday, April 7, 2017

What do we know about Chinese culture? RES Second Graders Share #resvt #vted #vsla #rchkpyp #awesome3LT

As part of their Comparing Cultures unit, second graders at RES learned about different aspects of Chinese culture including education, food, the arts, language, celebrations, and clothing.  Mrs. Robinson's class put together this Voicethread slideshow with text, audio, and video comments about what they learned. We hope you enjoy it! Slideshows from Miss Darling's and Mrs. Riggs' classes will be coming soon.





Tuesday, April 4, 2017

March 2017 at the RES Library, by the numbers #resvt #vsla #vted

Second grade scholar using Twitter to ask students in Hong Kong 
about their winter weather

March 2017 at the RES library, by the numbers:
  • Number of library books and other materials checked out by RES scholars, families, and staff: 1207 -- that's 57 items per day in our 21 days of school this month
  • Number of TumbleBooks electronic books read and listened to: 209
  • Number of times scholars used the PebbleGo nonfiction research database: 525
  • Number of times scholars used our new CultureGrams database to learn about geography and cultures: 276
  • Number of scholar visits to the library: over 850 (14 classes per week plus additional class visits plus individual visits)
  • Number of scholars served by librarian visits to  classrooms: over 200
  • Number of second graders who have been talking online with a class in Hong Kong via Twitter: 47! You can read more about their exchanges here.