Thursday, September 29, 2016

Parents:

I've loved toodling around Google Earth (GE) in the past, but did you know that Google Earth can be a fun educational tool as well?  If you haven't already, download this free program on your computer!  You can click HERE to download.

I've recently learned a little about how to make a tour in GE.  I learned how by watching a couple of Youtube videos. Here's one that is a good start.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Our Polar Math program encourages all our students to memorize their grade level math facts.  Awards and incentives are given for passing off addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts.  Once all facts are memorized and passed off, the students get to sign our Polar Math Wall of Fame and their names are kept for posterity each year!
To start with, we wanted to share with you an exciting new program at North.  It's sponsored by Southern Utah University and Carnegie-Mellon University and is called The Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment (CREATE) Lab.

Over the next several years, the teachers at North will learn to use the programs, curriculum, and materials provided through SUU's "satellite location" for this cool, multi-million dollar program at CMU in Pittsburgh.  In September 2016 our principal, Mr. Whittier, along with two colleagues from SUU went to be oriented and trained for three days about the services the CREATE lab will be offering our students through SUU.  We're excited to get this going!

CLICK HERE to learn more!
Dear Parents & Students at North Elementary:

Here's our new S.T.E.A.M. education blog.   Come look here for information about how we're integrating science, technology, engineering, arts, and math into North Elementary School's everyday curriculum.  Our goal is to make at least 50% of each school day reflect our STEAM focus.

We'll also post ideas and links here to help you do the same for your child at home!

Let's enjoy the journey together!

Ray