This week Mr. Norman introduced several classes to virtual reality. FISD obtained these viewers last Spring through funding provided by the Legends of Friendswood . In second grade students were studying states of matter. The viewers were used to explore a volcano and observe multiple states of matter. In first grade students observed animals in their habitats. We are very excited to have these viewers on campus and provide our students the opportunity to take the curriculum to the next level. The viewers will be on our campus for a short period of time and then will be rotated to other campuses in the district.
In addition to the virtual reality viewers Mr. Norman was also visiting classrooms and showing students how to get their SeeSaw accounts set up and make their first posts. If your child's teacher has sent home a QR code for this program please download it, you will love being able to get updates throughout the week of what your child is learning in class. There are so many great lessons that don't come home on a worksheet and we have found this to be an excellent tool to allow students to share their learning with friends and family.
Mr. Norman is the campus iCoach for Cline and Windsong. His role is to assist teachers with instructional technology. You can follow him on Twitter at @JNorman04
This week we are reminded that we have so much to be thankful for! The beginning of the week kicked off with Patriot Day and ended with the celebration of Constitution Day. Students studied the importance and history of both of these special holidays. Our first grade students walked the hallways on Friday afternoon and led a Freedom Parade.
We were also honored to receive a special package this week. A group of students from Trailblazer Elementary in Colorado Springs, Colorado, sent some very sweet and thoughtful letters to us. As each class rotates through the library I will be sharing these heartfelt letters with them.
Thank you, thank you
I am Shawna Lewis, Media Specialist at Cline Elementary. I teach on a K-3 campus and I see approximately 800 students on a 6 day rotation.