Collegeville Orchards is a quaint little apple orchard located near St. John's University. We have taken Stella their the past few years. They offer a variety of apples, pumpkins, gourds, jellies, and a petting zoo. On the weekends I know they have had face painting, live music...etc.
Their usernames follow this format: graduation year, first 4 of their last name, first 2 of their first name @isd740.org (ex. Justin Schiffler = firstname.lastname@example.org)
All their passwords are: study
Navigate to www.studyisland.com and click on the login button near the top right. Students will then enter their log in information. Once in, they will click on their "learning path" tailored to their personal learning goals based on MAP scores! They can work on ANYTHING they wish in this section. A few of the items they may not know yet, which is perfect. It is helping them to get to their next level of learning! I can help extend those skills here at school but home is a great place as well. I tell students to use www.google.com if they need help with a subject or a word if there nobody around to help! Or use my website for information if possible.
Congrats to our two wackiest dressed students, Emma and Alexa! It's always fun to see kids getting in the spirit. Goal for tonorrow, all 25 students in blue!
Our first science groups bean pod sprouted today! We just started chapter 3, Plants. We are still learning about what makes a good experiment and the different parts of an experiment. We are focusing on the observational stage of the scientific method this time around as well as understand how plants grow and what essential things they need to live. Stay tuned.
The fall colors are coming, quicker than maybe normal with the recent cold weather. The fall colors are my favorite time of year. Watching nature go through its cycle is one of mother natures true beauties.
I do try and send home a book order once a month, they are completely optional. Most of the books are really good but there is definitely some "junk" hidden in those orders as well. I try to do my best at school to point out which items would be best to spend our parents hard earned money on :) It's also a good idea when picking out books to ask your child if they know it will be a good fit level? There is nothing worse than them getting a book they are excited about but then not being able to actually read it right away! Our online code is HCGCL at www.clubs2.scholastic.com. Any online order will earn our class a free digital book to use on your childs iPad at school, all other orders earn us points to eventually redeem books as well.
It's been a great first two weeks of school! The kids have really transitioned back into the routine of being a student in a school setting again. We've been working really hard on our reading stamina. We've had a few bumps in the road but overall have almost made our goal of 20 mins of everyone reading the whole time! I know we will make it next week. I had to take a picture of Emma, she is always so lost in her books, it's awesome to see her at work!