Friday, March 7, 2014

March 7, 2014 Greg.Adams

Greg Adams

Grade 2-6 Principal 

(Crestwood, Elma, Lime Springs/Chester)
Twitter  @GregAAdams7     #2020HowardWinn

Looking ahead...District Redesign

We now know that all 4th grade students will be educated in Lime Springs beginning next fall. Now the conversation turns to the logistics of making this happen. 

The next steps will be determining the number of sections and supports for each grade level. The intent will be that the teaching and learning at Lime Springs will follow the same model with the same supports available to all other grade levels.

Monday, March 10: School board meeting @ Cresco
March 10-21: Iowa Assessments (formerly ITBS & ITEDs)
Tuesday, March 11
Wednesday, March 12 Inservice - 3 hour early out
Thursday, March 13
Friday, March 14
March 14: End of Quarter 3
March 26: Elementary report cards will be sent home
April 7-May 2: Spring MAP Tests

Monday, West Fork teachers visited elementary classrooms at Crestwood to see the ways in which Howard-Winneshiek teachers use technology to enhance teaching and learning. Always great to exchange ideas!

World Read Aloud Day

5C just had an amazing Skype with author Tricia Springstubb in honor of World Read Aloud Day. What a great experience to actually meet and talk with the author of the books that students are reading!
STEM Day at the AEA
Mr. Knobloch and Mrs. Sorenson took students to Day 2 STEM activities at the AEA on Monday.  

Gaming, coding, and beyond with 5-8th grade students. This is a two-day fall and spring event. General Overview Day 1 (Fall): Students will learn about basic coding and game design, work at stations using Mindstorm, Robotics, 2D and 3D animation and gaming software, 3D modeling and printing, augmented reality, and make connections with students from around the area with similar interests. In addition to Keystone IT staff and consultants, app developer Design Mill from the Dubuque/Galena area will be providing industry expertise and making real-world connections. 
Day 2 (Spring): Students (in small groups) will showcase projects they have created using what they learned the first day and learn more about stem-related careers.

Pinnacle Magazine Sales
Students in grades 6-8 will be participating in magazine/food sales through Pinnacle Fundraising. The funds are used for field trips for our students. More information to come in upcoming updates.

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