The LMC Directors have created a Summer Reading List for you to enjoy. The list is broken down into three groups, K-2, 3-5, 6-8. We think these are some of the outstanding titles from the last few years. Happy Reading!
I have compiled a list of Summer Reading Programs for you to participate in over the summer.
My stack of books is growing. I will be reading every day. Will you? Click on Summer Reading Programs to download the list.
On Friday afternoon the 5th graders presented their research using Prezi, Google Presentations, and iMovie. Each group shared their expertise on Water Issues. Some interesting things we learned is that their are "life Straws" that can be used to filter directly from dirty water. The group that studied Diseases shared how many children die due to bacteria and dehydration. They used facts to write a poem and transfer the poem into a rap song, "The Diarrehha Rap". The Tracking Trash experts told us about the Garbage Patch in the Pacific Ocean. Their visuals included a map and sample Garbage Patch.
We are learning about 10 topics that deal with our Watery Earth. They are Municipal Water Towers, Groundwater/Wells, Desalination, Diseases, Global Crisis, Melting Glaciers, Water Footprint, Bottled Water, Lakes & Rivers Levels, and Tracking Trash. The 5th grade divided the topics up and each group will become the expert on that topic. We are researching and creating presentations that will be shared on Friday afternoon to the whole grade level. There are Prezis, Google Presentations, and even a RAP song.
Tonight a session on Social networking was offered to the Windsor community.
A few tips we learned: Facebook has a safety page. Facebook/safety. Account settings - Go to download a copy of your profile and everything you have ever posted will be sent to you in a pdf. in Security settings: Use secure browsing Look for the https in the web address. Active sessions will show you where you logged in and did not log out. Privacy settings and tools are easier to use and find. You can be notified if you are tagged in a photo. How to block apps, Use the drop down arrow on the right. Highlight names and set what you want for each friend. Push notifications pop up immediately.
Instagram: turn off mapping. Very popular with kids.
Twitter- Similar to Facebook. Kids are using this in High School and college. Tweets are only 140 characters including hashtags. #Hashtags are the keyword or topics. Blue checkmark means that it is the official celebrity. Can link Twitter and Facebook. There is no age requirement for Twitter. Settings - you can block followers. Protect tweets. Save your changes.
KIK - free app to communicate with texting. Kik has no age restriction. Similar to email and talking on phone.
Snapchat - pictures will disappear from 1-10 seconds. Screen shot will keep the photo. Age restriction of 13. Use common sense. Not recommended for children
Skype, Facetime, Oovoo - Video Chats that can be recorded and posted on YouTube.
YouTube - Can link to Facebook. 70% of YouTube traffic from outside of United States.
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Download mymobilewatchdog.com on Android phones Does not work with iPhone. Discount on this available.
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Windsor is fortunate to own many pieces of art and display some in the LMC.
The quilt in Ema's Reading Circle was made in memory of a Windsor student and includes the things she loved: dogs, wolves, soccer, and reading. Mrs. Olson designed the quilt. Mrs. Briggs, Mrs. Campo, Mrs. Jaffe, and Mrs. Komarek commissioned Mrs. Kenney to create the quilt.
The Storyteller statue was a gift to the LMC from the Jaffe family in honor of Mrs. Linda Jaffe, former LMC director upon her retirement. Mrs. Jaffe taught Second Grade, First Grade, and served as Assistant to the Principal when Dr. Emily Myers was Principal at Windsor.
Ms. Shyla Carbone created this quilt using child friendly fabrics. Ms. Carbone was a 1st grade teacher at Windsor for many years.
When Mrs. Sherry Barr retired, she gifted the LMC with funds to hire muralist, Gina DeNovo. Gina is a former Olive-Mary Stitt and Thomas student. She created this original design to welcome everyone to the LMC
Mrs. Komarek - LMC Director