There was so much happening this week!
Ms. Tran’s Kinder, Ms. Thormodsgaard’s 1st grade, and Ms. Thompson’s 2nd grade got acquainted with their Code.org course and learned how to navigate to the site, log in, and pair program. They will be coding superstars in no time!
Pre-K - 1st grade attended Houston Grand Opera’s Storybook Opera presentation by Ms. Sandra Campbell. Ms. Campbell won hundreds of new opera fans here at Piney Point last year with her wonderful Chrysanthemum Storybook Opera! We were thrilled to have her return and share Opera Cat!
1st grade started their Monarch Money announcements in the TV studio this week – so far they have collected 1/5th of their fall goal!
Also, our 2nd grade Recycling team started their public information campaign – broadcasting recycling reminder on the morning announcements and hanging their reused material posters in all the hallways!
1st and 2nd grade Name That Book club members had their first Book Buddy visits on Friday as well – each club member has a partner class that they will visit to read aloud their favorite story from the week’s reading!
Mr. Garza’s 3rd grade and Mr. Torres’ 4th grade got up to speed in Code.org almost immediately! They learned the new lab procedures, set goals on the class Padlet, and mastered the use of Classroom Q too! Both these groups had very special learning experiences this week as part of our campus Arts Integration initiatives:
3rd Grade to Houston Ballet Studio Series – Dance in Texas
4th grade Met Dance residency – a writing workshop exploring the history of America told through music and popular dance!
You can read about and see highlights from the experiences HERE
Ms. Limon’s class had a short week, but still got their new Code.org class set up, started work on a research project, and had our first Skype-a-Scientist session! They had a digital visit to the TAMU field lab in Galveston to talk with Ms. Janelle Goeke, a PhD candidate specializing in coastal ecology! They learned about what a life scientist actually does all day, challenges our coastal region is facing, and lots of fun facts about marine creatures!
3rd grade G/T - created personal Scratch accounts and began the process of uploading their Biome projects and 4th grade G/T completed their Bio Bottles. They are planning to display their mini interactive history museum next week.
Our UIL team is attending the first meet of the year at Pin Oak Middle School Saturday - Go Panthers!