General and Technology08 Aug 2014 03:05 pm

Learning on the Lakeshore today in Muskegon. Thank you to all that took so much time and effort to put on this event and to those taking their time to share what they know with others today. It is a time in Education to showcase what wonderful things we do each day of the calendar!
Learning on the Lakeshore
 Highly Effective Sparks to Ignite the Elementary Classroom

Highly Effective Sparks to Ignite the Elementary Classroom PDF Version

 Transform Your Teaching Day with Photos and Video Tools

Transform Your Teaching Day with Photos and Video Tools PDF Version

Rhonna Designs App

Rhonna Designs App

 

General and Technology17 Jun 2014 07:44 pm
Fresh Strawberries equal Summer!

Fresh Strawberries equal Summer!

Boyne Tech Conference! Here we come….We are excited to be presenting at their first conference EVER! We like to share so here is our presentation! If we could bring you these strawberries we would have shared those too!

Enjoy!

Here is the handout that we will use for our presentation 25 Sparks for the Elementary Classroom!

Hope to see you there!

 

General and Technology27 May 2014 01:41 pm
Mrs. Lynch is ready to tend to her garden and go golfing!

Mrs. Lynch is ready to tend to her garden and go golfing!

As we wrap up another school year the students will be making an avatar of themselves with a message to students for next year. One last project this year! Avatar Yourself with a message for students for next school year! Tell them how awesome an event was, tell them the best thing to order for school lunch, tell them your most AWESOME memory from this school year. Tell them what to watch out for, and the best of Beechnau! Good Luck and Have Fun!
Here are some cool sites to check out!

avatarizeyourself.com The real Blue deal here. A little freaky so don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Build your Wild Self This site is sponsored by the New York Zoo and Conservation Society.

Lego Avatar: The Mini-Mizer A mini me made of legos! Pretty funny stuff!

Voki  One of my all time favorites sites for avatars.

Web Tools for Kids: Avatars A TON of ways to Avatar yourself. Check it out!!

Web Tools for Kids: Animate Yourself

Bitstrips A comic site and avatar creation tool for students.

Ok, Let's get working students!

 

 

General12 May 2014 08:13 am

I like to call this time of the year the roller coaster ride into Summer. There are so many activities that our students get to enjoy and take part in it is FAST and FURIOUS to the finish line. Then the busses pull away, it’s quiet and it’s done. Just like that. Ok… we have work to do. Here we go
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Print, Color, Play!

Print, Color, Play!

coLAR  A cool site that allows you to print a page, color it then use the coLAR APP and it brings the  page to 3D life. Augmented Reality style. I think we’ll try this with our students and have the 4th graders download the app on their iPads.
Health Class: We will finish the Bullying Unit by creating our own Comics at Comix.

General28 Apr 2014 09:08 am

Art Link: Pinterest

Spring Flower

Additional Resources for Guest Teacher.
BrainPopJr Click here to log into BrainPopJr.
Anger, Conflict and Violence Video

Bullying Video: Not Just a Guy Thing

Bullying Prevention: Students Share Do’s and Don’ts

Blendspace Bullying

 

General23 Apr 2014 08:34 am

Daffodil Flipagram Movie
Watch a the movie above about all the cool Art we made this week.

Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring

How to Draw a Daffodil Our inspiration for the Daffodil Art was this video and my Spring Garden. Nice Job students!!

Here is this week’s computer lesson.
BrainpopJr Log into BrainpopJr and find the Movie of the Week. It is about Recycling. #1 Watch the Video. #2Play the Game. #3Do Draw About It. #4 Go to Conservation (it’s at the top of the page) and watch and do any activities about Natural Resources, or Extinct/Endangered Species.
Have fun, learn and enjoy. Help each other out and be nice to the Guest Teacher.
Here’s one more just for fun!
20 Things We Should Say More Often! Kid President

Art and General and Health Class and Technology14 Apr 2014 10:46 am

Welcome Back!
Lessons for this week:
Math: Review of basic Math with Moby Max.
Art: April Showers. A very cool Pinterest find…. no websites to reference… so we’ll have to make it up as we go!
Rain, Umbrella's, Puddles. Fun. Health/Technology: All grades will work on Pixie to create a slideshow from the last few weeks lessons on food, nutrition, and physical exercise. Like a an exam. Use those resources kids and show us what you know, learned and can add from Pixie! 4th grade will be doing a web quest on a famous author.

Easy, Cool, Fun!

Easy, Cool, Fun!

General02 Apr 2014 01:23 pm

A very busy week here at Beechnau wrapping up March is Reading month and getting ready for Spring Break. Hope all the students have a great break from school, the weather warms up here in Western Michigan and then get ready for what I call the big “Roller Coaster Ride” from here to the end of the school year!
Enjoy your time with family and friends!

Art and Health Class and Math and Technology24 Mar 2014 01:19 pm
Try skiing with family and friends, it's a lot of FUN!

Try skiing with family and friends, it’s a lot of FUN!

Health Lesson Focus: Click Here: Lynch Physical Exercise to learn more about the effects exercise has on your body and your brain. Learn from Elmo and a drumming song, to reading what great things exercise can do for your body. What is the FITT song all about? You’ll be able to tell me after this lesson! Then you will end at BrainPopjr with a movie, a game with a spinner and listing outdoor and indoor exercises! Whew… better get to work!
FITT Song

BrainPopJr.

Math Class: This week we worked with K students on measuring with paperclips and rulers. The other classes worked on Moby Max online.

He is so intense looking at his ruler! Awesome!

He is so intense looking at his ruler! Awesome!

 

We measured everything but the sink today!

We measured everything but the sink today!

Art Class: They are on week 2 of a water color painting, weaving project that should be “frame-worthy”! Here is an example of one I created with the K students! Check back next week for a little video of the project from start to finish. Weave Project

For more great Art ideas check out Mrs. Lynch’s Art Pinterest Board!

We watercolored it. Then shred it. Then wove it. Then framed it! Done

We watercolored it. Then shred it. Then wove it. Then framed it! Done

General17 Mar 2014 01:39 pm

SugarSugar

Sugar Blendspace Click here to learn more about sugar. Did you know that the amount of sugar you should have each day is limited to about 25 grams, or 6 teaspoons, per day. That fact is for adults. Check those food labels! Kids at Beechnau should not have more than 3-4 teaspoons and kids in the Middle and High School should limit themselves to 5-8 teaspoons.
Good luck at making your song! That should be a cool project!!
The Four Tops Video: A little music appreciation this week too!

BrainPopJr.  Click Health, Food, Sugar. Then watch the movie and do the activities on the bottom.

ART: Water Color Weaving Thank you Pinterest! This is a multi-week project and should be VERY COOL when we are done!! Check it out!

Thank you to all who attended MACUL 2014. It was very nice having a full house at our session! Connect via Twitter and let’s here all the great things you do each day!!

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