First graders got a chance to explore Dryden's magazine collection this week. They used Vocaroo to hear articles from Ranger Rick Jr. read aloud to create webs organizing animal facts. They also used stories in Click Magazine to read "readers' theater" style with a small group. Students used the table of contents in these magazine to locate the articles they were looking for.
After reading the literary non fiction ebook Lookin' For Light, first graders loved doing a Nearpod interactive lesson about the book. The determined the difference between opaque, translucent, and transparent and explored reflection and refraction. Working with a partner and getting instant feedback on the big screen helped to make this NEarpod lesson a hit.
Our second annual Family Reading Night at Dryden was a big success. It was great to see students and parents come to school in their jammies to have a cozy night of reading. Thank you to the many teachers and staff who read stories and did crafts in their classrooms. Thank you to the PTA to providing the bedtime snack during our last story of the night in the cafeteria.
Having the book fair in the LMC was such a treat! Thank you to our Dryden PTA for putting on such a wonderful book fair for our students!
The fifth graders had a wonderful leadership opportunity this month. They helped the muti-age first and second graders use their notes from China research to create Adobe Spark videos. These videos about Beijing, Hong Kong, The Terracotta Army, The Forbidden City, The Yangtze River, The Dyjiangyan Panda Base, and The Great Wall of China were shared with the class to teach each other about the places we researched.
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