Posts Tagged: 4th grade

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Technology: A Tool, Not a Learning Outcome
May 7, 2015
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By Steve Barrett, Director of Outreach Check out our new Tec D.E.C. (Design, Explore, Create) at the elementary campus and you’ll see myriad examples of how our students encounter opportunities to plug in to The Wildwood Way using a range of cool tools, including 3D printers, online design software, and more.   3D Printing Enhances […]
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Project + Purpose + Presentation = The Wildwood Way
December 18, 2014
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Wildwood students know their learning often attracts an authentic audience. Whether it’s a student-led conference, a Gateway presentation, or an artistic performance, our students learn in a culture that partially defines success as the ability to stand and deliver: articulately presenting and letting the work stand on its merits. We know these opportunities are great […]
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Discovering California History
April 18, 2012
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Colleen McGee’s morning message to her 4th grade class set the stage for the day’s social studies lesson: “Good morning, Rancheros!”  Today, Colleen, along with associate teacher Carolyn Peralta, will lead their 4th graders through a persuasive writing exercise set in early 19th Century California- Mexican California, that is.  Their students will be writing letters […]
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On Food and Thanks
November 22, 2011
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If I had to choose between eating pumpkin pie and attending the elementary students’ Thanksgiving All School Meeting, the All School Meeting would win hands-down. Today was my lucky day. I went to the meeting, then 3rd grade teacher Melanie Benefiel shared her pie. Double happiness. All School meetings at the elementary campus bring every […]