Harlem Renaissance

Fifth graders at NPES celebrated their four week study of the “Harlem Renaissance” with poetry, art, music, and food this week in the Learning Commons.  The students enjoyed red beans & rice, cornbread, and lemonade while viewing their artwork from the unit study and listening to their classmates’ readings of their Harlem Renaissance poetry or non-fiction writing. Ms. Davis and Ms. Toole are their Social Studies teachers.

3D Shapes!

Kindergarten students in Ms. Derrick’s classroom enjoyed creating 3D Shape Posters today!  They used the iPad app PicKids to take pictures of 3D objects such as cubes, spheres, cylinders, cones and rectangular prisms. The students labeled the shape using the text feature in PicKids.  Take a look at their 3D Shape Posters!

 

Digital Learning Day at NPES!

Students and teachers celebrated Digital Learning Day today at New Providence Elementary School!  Digital Learning is using technology to teach and learn!  Guest speakers provided interesting presentations all about technology in the Learning Commons. Many students met Mr. Nao, a robot from the Lexington Technology Center, who talked about coding and technology careers. Other students met Jay Robinson, Makey Makey expert! He works at EdVenture and shared with students and teachers how to use Makey Makey – an invention kit for the 21st century.  Kindergarten students learned about coding and practiced their coding skills using the iPad app “Kodable“. What a fun day of  digital learning!

3D Shapes!

Kindergarten students in Ms. Rider’s classroom enjoyed creating 3D Shape Posters today!  They used the iPad app PicKids to take pictures of 3D objects such as cubes, spheres, cylinders, cones and rectangular prisms. The students labeled the shape using the text feature in PicKids.  Take a look at their 3D Shape Posters!

Let’s Read a Good Book!

First graders in Ms. Duckett’s classroom students wrote a book review and then recorded it using the video in Seesaw (digital portfolio).  The student uploaded their book review video to share with the teacher, classmates, and parents! They are just like “Reading Rainbow” stars!  Listen to this book review example!

Book Review

Albatross, Whales, and Seals – Oh, My!

Ms. Hill’s third graders have been researching and writing informational texts! Informational text is non-fiction writing that informs the reader about the natural or social world.  These third graders chose topics about animals such as the Albatross, Blue Whale, Orca, and Leopard Seal.  Take a look at this flip book created using AnyFlip.  Enjoy reading and learning!

Informational Writing by Ms. Hill’s Third Graders