NevadaTeach Leads Room360 through an Engineering Experience

Led by NevadaTeach students from the University of Nevada Reno, Room360 explored the differences of building structures in topsoil, sand, and rock. The NevadaTeach students used a lesson from Engineering is Elementary to guide the students through the scientific process and to allow access to the engineering standards within the Nevada Academic Content Standards and the…

Blending Google Forms with Fraction Work

Today we took an assessment covering multiplication and division of fractions and decimals. I changed things up a bit, however, by having students record their answers in Google Forms. This allows for instant feedback like you see below for me and a way for parents to keep current on student performance. In short, I’ll likely be…

Masterpiece Art for February

One of the great things about Roy Gomm is the consistent exposure to the arts that students receive. In part, the Masterpiece Art program, led by parent volunteers, aids this. This week parents led students through an exploration of work by Wassily Kandinsky.  The finished art will be displayed in the Gomm multipurpose room.

Zooming In

Today we completed a Zoom In. In this case we took a careful look at Edward Hicks’ Peaceable Kingdom. This is an instructional strategy first introduced to me by Angela Orr which she describes as follows: The Zoom-In Strategy is an excellent way for you to have students participate in document analysis in a new way….

A Little Valentines Celebration

Thank you parents for putting together such a fun Valentines afternoon for the students. Everyone had a great time! And congrats to all the students who successfully completed our Minute to Win It challenges!

The First Auction of 2017

Today marked our fourth classroom auction. Impressively, this class has a number of savers who have been sitting out these events in favor of buying their desks and turning them into condominiums. A big part of a successful auction is receiving donations. Over our winter break, 19 different companies and people contributed items for the…