Summer is coming to a close and children are really getting bored by now. The recent rainy weather has not helped to relieve that feeling. The next time you hear, “There’s nothing to do around here!”, I’d like to challenge you to build with Chrome. Lego has partnered with Chrome to give children the opportunity to build online – train to become a master builder – if you will. The site starts them off with basic skill challenges and progressively moves through more difficult tasks. There are two options: (1) Build Academy Challenges and (2) Start Building for real beginners.
Before the building begins, you may want to Explore the Builds of others. They are marked on a world map with an icon that indicates what kind of build the student has created. When I zoomed into White Oak, I did not see one single icon. I would like to challenge you to put White Oak on the map with your amazing creations. JOIN ME AT BUILD WITH CHROME.
It’s getting to be that time again when parents and children begin to search the shelves for those elusive school supplies. Below you will find each grade level’s required list for the 2014-2015 school year. Click on each list to print or save it. We look forward to seeing each of you in just a few short weeks. Enjoy the rest of your summer break.
Students, it’s time to brush up on your knowledge of lines of symmetry. Some shapes have one; some shapes have more than one; some shapes have none. Click on the Picture Above and then choose a shape practice what you think you know about these common shapes.
Have you ever experienced the interaction of a ThingLink? Well, below you will find an interactive creation that allows students to click on “touches”, or icons, on the image and be linked to text, media, and even other websites. Drag your cursor around and learn how to identify polygons.
The object of this game is to quickly classify geometrical figures as two dimensional or three dimensional by dragging them in the correct basket in less than 3 minutes. The maximum score is 170 points. For each correct answer, students will be rewarded with ten points, but each mistake will also cost them ten points.
Go ahead and give it a try!
Can you tell now if a figure is a polygon or not? Play the game at the top of this page, and try to get as many points as possible.
This Monday is Presidents’ Day, and we were interested in knowing how many of the United States Presidents you can name. Please enter your answer in the Answer Garden below. Who do you think will be the last President named?
Due to the weather, White Oak ISD has delayed the start of school by two hours. Buses will run two hours later. School will begin at 10:00. Please be careful and keep warm. We will see you tomorrow!