Friday, August 28, 2009

1st Week with the MacBooks

We are finishing our first week with the Macs and so far, things seem to be going pretty well. Most of our teachers have developed either wikis or blogs to communicate with students and I have seen a lot of engaging activities taking place in classes. We are almost one week in and we haven't had any machines damaged (knock on wood:)). This weekend will be the first true test for students as far as taking care of their laptops. We are confident they will do a good job.
I have had many great conversations with parents about the MacBooks. We are making changes to how instruction is delivered, and parent support is very important to the success of our students. If you have questions about classes, contact teachers via email, or check out their wikis and blogs. Both of these tools are a great way for you to stay in touch with what is going on in your child's classes. But the best way to find out what is going on is to have your child show you some of his/her work. Students are collaborating, creating, and presenting their learning in multiple ways and they love to share their products.

Next week is Homecoming and Mrs. Wesselmann and the Student Leadership Team have planned many great activities for the week. Come to the school and observe our students school spirit during the week. It should be a fun week for the students and families alike. We hope to see you at the game Friday night. Go Bulldogs!

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