We are in the home stretch now with just
31 days of school left in the 2016-2017 school year.
The Georgia Milestone test is right around the corner. Testing will begin at Eastvalley on April 19th for 3rd through 5th grades. Testing will be over for 3rd and 4th on April 25th and end on April 27th for 5th grade.
If you would like more information about the GA Milestone test click the link to connect to the GA Department of Education’s website.
Click this link for some study guides:
Click here to take a practice test:
As we approach the end of March, we are getting closer to the end of the 2016-2017 school year! Please continue using your best Leader in Me skills and manners. Spring Break is the week of April 3-7. We will see you back refreshed and relaxed on Monday, April 10th.
I’ve added a few new items to our Eastvalley Computer lab blog…check out some new activities in the READ ALL DAY section, as well as, the Spring Activities.
I think you will all like creating an avatar based on a wild animal. This cool website is connected to New York’s Zoos and Aquariums. You can find this hyperlink in the Spring Activities section.
Educational Forum, Wednesday, March 8, 6:30 pm Wheeler Auditorium
Sponsored by Wheeler’s PTSA
Learn how Education is being impacted by what is happening “Under the Gold Dome” (The GA Legislature) with Karen Hallacy, PTA Legislation
& “How will the Ed-SPLOST V impact our schools?” with Scott Sweeney, Cobb County School Board Post 6
Q & A following (questions will be accepted via notecards)
Any additional questions may be directed to Daniel White, Wheeler PTSA Legislation Chair, [email protected] .
March is an excellent month….spring is officially here! The weather is getting nicer and we can all go outside to play!
4th and 5th grades will work in their Studio Code courses this month. We are also trying really hard to meet our typing goals.
5th grade must meet 25 words per minute at 95% accuracy by the end of school in May.
4th grade is working towards meeting 20 words per minute at 90% accuracy. March goals are 21 WPM for 5th and 15 WPM for 4th.
Kindergarten and 1st grade are really working hard at inputting text.
They are learning the keyboard layout and understanding how enter, backspace, caps lock, and the space bar work as they type.
2nd grade has taken a break from graphing to learn about looping. This is a process of repeating directions in computer coding.
We have been working on some unplugged lessons as well as on the computer.
Type to Learn was also introduced a few weeks ago. This program helps students understand finger placement on the keyboard,
so they will have a better understanding of the home row.
February might be a short month…but it will be very busy!! We are having a great time in the lab. I have added a few new typing practice games into both Kindergarten and 1st grade.
Check them out!
We are concentrating on good keyboarding skills throughout each grade level. Third, Fourth and Fifth grades are taking monthly assessments on speed and accuracy. We are working hard on correct finger placement. So many of us want to peck at the keyboard using only our pointer fingers. That’s where Type to Learn comes in. This software helps remind us that each finger has a job and a starting position on the home row keys.
Second grade is about to be introduced to the keyboarding software Type to Learn. This software concentrates lessons on the home row keys, as well as, correct finger placement.
There has been a lot of new learning going on in the computer lab this month!!
Third, Fourth, and Fifth graders are learning how to make a spreadsheet in MS Excel. We are adding our Speed and Accuracy assessment data to the spreadsheet so that we can keep track of our scores for the rest of the year. We have charted our goals for each month, so now each student can look at their WPM Data to see if they are where they need to be in typing accurately and efficiently.
Second graders are giving surveys and keeping track of the data through graphing. We will cover picture graphs, pictographs, bar graphs, and line plots before the end of the quarter.
First and Kindergarten are working on adding text to a document. Both grade levels are learning about text alignment, changing the size, color, and style of the font. First grade is also learning how to insert tables and clip art into their documents.
Welcome Back Eastvalley!
I hope you had a wonderful Winter Holiday Break!
Report Cards will go home Thursday, January 5th.
Eastvalley’s annual Spelling Bee will be held for 4th and 5th graders Friday, January 6th.
Congratulations to all of the classroom winners!!
If you love animals and learning about different species, then this website is for you!! Welcome to the National Wildlife Federation’s Ranger Rick website,
The National Wildlife Federation is the United States’ largest private, nonprofit conservation education and advocacy organization, with over six million members and supporters, and 51 state and territorial affiliated organizations. Learn all about animals in their habitats, what they eat, and neat facts about how animals live in the wild.
December is here and 2016 is coming to an end. We have just a few more weeks.
National Computer Science Week is December 5-11! We will work on Hour of Code activities in each grade level. We will also have an opportunity to work on some unplugged lessons. If you want to try out some coding activities try the Coding is Fun link!!