Writing Lab 2.0 & Class Dojo
It's time to start another exciting school year at Gould Elementary! We are so happy to have you back and ready to start a new year of learning! There are many new things going on in the Writing Lab this year! Class Dojo will be used in Writing Lab and connected with teachers who already use it in the classroom. If you already have a login for Class Dojo to check on your child's behavior, the same login can access wiring lab as well! If you do not have a login, feel free to send me an email, and I will be happy to get one setup for you! Also, Class Dojo will be used to keep grades for Writing Lab. Points will be awarded based on behavior as well as writing ability and effort. For more information on the benefits and capabilities of Class Dojo, please check out this website, or download one of the information sheets below!
In this class, we will be using 21st century instructional tools to enhance the classroom learning experience for your child. One of the tools we will be using is Edmodo, an online learning site. Edmodo is used to organize web-based instructional materials for students to access, use, and turn in assignments.
Edmodo will help students develop online skills. Students will be able to:
Your involvement is an important part of using Edmodo. Parent accounts are available in Edmodo to keep you informed and involved. You will need a Parent Code to create an account. You can find this on the right side of your child’s account when they login under the Notifications section.
Thank you for your concern and awareness of your child’s Cyber safety. I hope that your child will enjoy using Edmodo for collaborative and creative learning. If you have any other questions, please feel free to email Mr. Smith.
Weekly Writing Prompt
Click here (or on the picture) to take part in this week's writing prompt! This year writing prompts will be submitted through Edmodo.
Join our Edmodo Groups Now!
Check out ways you can support the Gould Writing & Comp Lab by visiting Donors Choose!
The Hour of Code via Code.org
Are you in Mr. Smith's Hour of Code? Go to Edmodo and join now! You can also visit the Hour of Code page to learn more.
Find more ways to learn about computer programing and coding by visiting the Code Minions page here on iGould!
Useful Sites for Students
Kindergarten Site of the Week
Want to play Cool-Math, Funbrain, or Poptropica?
If you want to play Cool-Math, Funbrain, and other cool sites, your class must gain access to the secret password. How do you get the password? Funny you should ask! All you have to do to get the secret password is earn five sun powers! Remember, each time your class has a good day in Writing Lab, your class earns a sun power. Each sun you get earns you one letter of the password. Once you have all five letters, you will have access to the Sunshine Page! Good luck and earn those sunshines!