Dear Parents and Students,
As we venture into the final full month of a wonderful school year, I have assembled links below that will enable you to see what each grade will be learning in May. As a brief introduction to the technology happenings, here is May's beginning lineup or week one activities (May 2-6): students in grades 1 and 2 will be starting their technology digital portfolios. These portfolios will contain the files (in a slideshow presentation) for each student during the course of the school year while in computer class! Portfolios for all grades will also be displayed as part of the first annual online 'Technology Fair' beginning June 1st; third graders will be starting a unit on 'Web Browsing' and will learn about different web browsers and URLS or Uniform Resource Locators; grade 4 students will be starting their technology digital portfolios by selecting a theme and background style, while adhering to the Contrast Concept design principle; last but certainly not least, fifth grade will be starting a unit on 'HTML' or HyperText Markup Language. HTML is used to create web pages and the students will be learning how to use HTML 'tags' in order to insert text, images, and links.
Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Student Volunteer Contributions
During the school year, each month will focus on one of the volunteer contribution topics shown below. For the month of January, our wonderful volunteers will be creating and posting blogs (Web Logs) about experiences they have had using technology. Please be sure to click the blog link below to read about their interesting experiences! Blogs will be posted by the second week of the month.
Goshen teachers are not married to “Teaching to the Test.” They tailor their teaching style to the needs of each class. The freedom to be flexible allows each teacher to discover and address the strengths and weaknesses of each boy and girl.