Thursday, February 16, 2012

Announcements 2-17-12

Spotlight on The Learning Commons

Besides enjoying our renovated space, many things are going on in the Sidney and Lucy Dewey Learning Commons.
 We have been using our Polycom  ( an interactive distance learning device similar to Skype) for virtual field  trips. So far classes have “visited” the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, done science experiments with a teacher in Ohio, explored the skeletal system with a doctor from St. Louis University School of Medicine, learned how to do perspective drawings of a lighthouse located on Lake Erie, and visited the castles on the Loire river in France. In March we’ll be presenting one that parents can attend – stay tuned!


No School for students Friday February 17th.

Grade 3 and 4 Dance Presentation

The third and fourth graders danced in front of a packed gym on Wednesday. First they performed for the other students in the school, and then for their parents and families in the afternoon. Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the show!

Brainstorm Adventure Brain Fit Tip of the Day

Dementia and poor cognition have been linked to a decrease in blood flow to the brain. Exercise brings more oxygen to the brain!

Use your Brain for a Mental Exercise:
Name two objects for every letter in your name. Work up to five objects, trying to use different items each time.

WordMasters Word of the Day
from the 3rd grade list:
rickety - likely to break or fall apart