Friday, January 7, 2011

K-1 Happy Talk - January 7, 2011

The children completed their first week of school after Winter Break.  It seemed a long time to be away from school. Besides showing an eagerness to learn, they were thrilled to see their pals again.

Students grow and learn, curriculum shift, ideas and methods evolve and return. Education is always seeking what’s next, especially in  our 21st century learning and technology.  As a result, a Promethean Board was just installed in K-1.  The Interactive Whiteboard or IWB is a large display that combines a whiteboard, power of a computer and front projection. Promethean interactive whiteboards will engage the students with vivid images, video, and audio.

The interactive whiteboard enables anything that can be seen or done on a computer screen to be projected onto  the Promethean whiteboard – bringing every classroom to life. Your children  will be inspired and learning will be brought to the next level. Instruction will begin using the IWB soon.

Hoonko Services, to be held  at the Temple, is scheduled for Wednesday, January 12th.  It is the memorial service of our founder, Shinran Shonin. Please dress your child appropriately. Therefore, Buddhist Education class on Monday is cancelled.

The '100th Day of School' is Tuesday, January 25th.  I am sure you and your child have been brainstorming what 100 items they would like to collect for their project board. After making a decision, s/he should count, arrange and display the items in an interesting way. Your child should write the title and the numbers from 1-100 near each item. Displays can be brought in anytime before January 25th.
The Kindergarten  grade level will also celebrate this monumental day with a snack party.  More  information will be given within the next week.

View our slideshow of some  learning activities and fun times they shared.

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