Doodle 4 Google:


Doodle 4 Google is back! Google invites K-12 students to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign Google’s homepage logo for millions to see. Google, believes that dreaming about future possibilities leads to tomorrow’s leaders and inventors, so this year they are inviting U.S. kids to exercise their creative imaginations around the theme, “What I’d like to do someday…”

 

If you are interested to joining the contest see Miss Van Eman for more details. I encourage your child to take part in this exciting and creative activity through Google. If you would like more information please visit  http://www.google.com/doodle4google/.

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AE Tiger Tech Club Update:


During the 2010-11 school year, Amelia Elementary teachers, Miss Van Eman and Mrs. Evans, have started a technology club called Tiger Tech. Students in 5th grade meet once a week in order to learn about technology and eventually will provide support for classroom teachers. During the past month, students have created Voki’s. A Voki is a free service that allows students and teachers to create personalized speaking avatars to be used on classroom blogs. Tiger Tech students invite you to see their Voki creations at the Tiger Tech blog site:

   

http://tigertechclub.blogspot.com/ 

Mrs. Walker’s Blog Bits: November Turns Into December


Technology Club

I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, are well rested and ready to learn.  There are officially 19 school days until winter break and we have tons of fun activities planned. 

We have been doing many exciting things during the past few weeks:

  • Mrs. Hucker’s class honored veterans by having breakfast for students and their guests.
  • Mrs. Moorehead’s class celebrated the end of the quarter by reading in “Camp Read A Lot.”
  • All students learned about the character traits of: TRUSTWORTHINESS, FAIRNESS, RESPECT, CARING, RESPONSIBILITY, and CITIZENSHIP during an assembly titled, Character Magic.  The presenter, Pat Ireland, was featured for several years on PBS in the television show, Weird Science.  I am sure many of our parents may remember that after school special. 
  • 5th grade students are working hard running the school’s RECYCLING Program.  We have a recycling dumpster located at the back of the building by the bus loop.  Feel free to use it for your personal recycling.  Remember that it can ONLY take paper… no cardboard, boxes, plastics, etc.  The money collected from our recycling project will help fund the 5th grade Camp Kern trip.
  • Mr. Crandall has been working hard with the 4th and 5th grade after school chorus.  They will be performing at 7:00 on December 21st.
  • Mrs. Evans and Miss Van Eman have started a before school technology club.  These students will learn valuable computer skills and will even help the school with technology needs and projects.
  • Parent Teacher Conferences were a success.  We thank all of our parents for giving us time to discuss the progress of your students.  Feel free to contact you teacher any time with questions or concerns.  If you are in need of contact information, click on the CONTACT INFO tab on the top of the blog site.
  • Our last PTA meeting was held on November 15th.  We had another large turnout.  I invite you to join us on January 10th at 6:30 in order to discuss programs and opportunities  for our AE students. 

Lastly, I would like to wish Mrs. Wells (kindergarten), Mrs. Hucker (3rd grade) and Mrs. Smith (special education) wonderful birthdays as they are celebrating another year this week.  🙂  

Recycling at Amelia Elementary

Walker’s Blog Bits: Week of September 27th


Happy Sunday!  I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend.  This is my first of many weekly updates for the   2010-11 academic school year.  

PTA Membership Drive:    Just a reminder that a family PTA membership costs $5.00.  Please consider joining in support of your child’s education.  We welcome you to attend PTA meetings as well as volunteer at one of our many family activities.  Please check-out out PTA tab on the top of the page for more information regarding PTA. 

School Photo Day:  Mark your calendars… Amelia Elementary’s fall photo day will be Wednesday, October 13th.  Information will be coming home with students shortly.

Study Island:  Students in grades 3-5 have accounts for Study Island, a computer site that assists in preparing students for the Ohio Achievement Assessment.  I highly suggest that you allot a set time per week for students to access Study Island.  The Website is:  http://www.studyisland.com       Each student must have a user name and password.  The username is the student id # and school of attendance and the password is the student id # only.

For Example:   Mrs. Walker’s id # is 12345    My username would be 12345@ae  and my password would be 12345.  Please let me know if you have difficulties logging on and I would be happy to assist you.

Study Island Login

3rd Grade Fall OAA:  3rd grade students will be taking the fall reading  administration of the Ohio Achievement Assessment on Wednesday, October 6th.  It is very important that your child is in attendance on this day. 

West Clermont Connectionshttp://www.westcler.k12.oh.us/public_html/files//connection-9-23-10.pdf   Click on the link to see the article and photos in last week’s West Clermont Connection regarding the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  How exciting!

I hope that everyone has a wonderful week.  As always, feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

Mrs. Walker

Parent Technology Night:


Amelia Elementary parents went “back to school” on Wednesday, September 22nd as they attended parent technology night.  Parents had the opportunity to “sign-in” using the Smart Board and then took a test using the student response system (clickers).  I am happy to say that MOST questions were answered correctly… students, your parents needed to study more before coming to school.  🙂  I hope that everyone had a great time and enjoyed learning about our 21st Century Classrooms!

Student Response Systems


Mrs. Evans Discussing the Problem

  

Student Answer Data

Mrs. Evan’s math class experienced a fun way to asses knowledge through the use of a student response system.  Student response systems are interactive polling devices for students. They can provide the teacher with instant feedback on student progress, and can be used to monitor improvements over a period of time. The handheld devices look similar to a remote control or over-sized cell phone.  Students select an answer on the device and the computer logs the responses of each individual student for the teacher to review instantly with the class, or later in private.  Thanks to the Amelia Elementary PTA for purchasing two student response systems for our school!

Welcome Home Amelia Elementary


I recently created a video of the construction, demolition and moving process.  Included are photos from the recent open house.  I hope that you enjoy!

Amelia Elementary: Nothing Can Get in Our Way.