Sunday, December 9, 2018

Ten Tips for Developing Passionate Writers...A New Webinar With My Colleagues and Friends!

On January 17, 2019, my colleagues and friends, Tracy Ferguson and Kate Lamoureux, will be joining me for a brand new webinar with Voyager Sopris to kick off the new year. 

It is called Ten Tips for Developing Passionate Writers and will be filled with lots of new ideas and tools to try, while hearing lots of engaging and meaningful strategies to inspire a true love of writing. 

You can register for this free webinar here.  You will be sent the archive after the webinar so don't worry if you can't make that time.  

We hope you can join us for this hour of learning, sharing, connecting and fun! 

Resources To Go Along With The Gingerbread STEM Community & Makerspace Global Project!

As we get ready to kick off a few holiday projects with our students, I have brought a few new resources together in a Symbaloo that everyone will love as it ties into the...
.....2018 Gingerbread STEM Community and Makerspace Global Project.

With two weeks of school left, we are going to be working on a few different projects at Van Meter with our 2, 3, 4 and 5th graders in their classrooms and in the library. Our younger students will be working on their coding and keyboarding skills with these resources too.
The resources we have brought together on the Gingerbread Symbaloo will tie into the projects and give all of our elementary students a fun place to go to build and decorate their own gingerbread men and houses virtually.

You will find the Gingerbread Fun Symbaloo here
And one of my favorite things included....the Cantata Learning story and song The Gingerbread Man, A Favorite Story in Rhythm and Rhyme.  This is such a sweet story that your students will enjoy singing along to.

We hope you join in on the fun with the Gingerbread STEM Community and Makerspace Global Project too.  We would love to connect and share our projects with you! 

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Here Is The Winter Fun Symbaloo and Collection by Destiny To Use & Share With Your Community Too!

We love celebrating the seasons and all of the special holidays at Van Meter throughout the year. 

Two ways we can bring resources together for our students, teachers, families and community are through Symbaloo and Collections by Destiny from Follett.

Here are two wonderful winter ones to share with your school community right now...and perfect as we get ready to go on holiday break.  There are snowflake and snowy scene creators, eBooks, eResources, winter coding and creating games, gingerbread house building, songs, digital storytelling tools, and so much more.

Here is the Winter Fun Symbaloo and...
 ...A Collection by Destiny for Winter that you can share, use and even change up as you celebrate these special holidays and seasons.

Happy Winter and Holidays, friends.  We hope it is filled with lots of fun, learning, creativity, collaboration and most of all, love and friendship.