Thursday, January 30, 2014

Weather Words

Mrs. Maxon's first grade class has been studying weather.  Students incorporated important science vocabulary into a Web 2.0 site.  Students used the website Tagxedo, which turns words into a visually appealing word cloud.  Students were able to independently enter their words and change the font and layout.  There are many shapes but for this activity students could chose from weather pictures such as a snowflake, lightning, cloud, or rain drop.  Way to go Mrs. Maxon's Movie Stars!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Library Lemonade Lesson

This week in the library, Ms. Smith worked with Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade classes on a captivating lesson.  She read the book Lemonade in Winter, which is a story about two kids counting money.  After her theatrical reading, students discussed money concepts.  This included identifying coins that the characters used in the story, identifying coin values, and counting a collection of coins.  Ms. Smith used the interactive SMART board to engage students  in counting coins on the website .  It was fun and challenging all at the same time!

Monday, January 6, 2014


While the RRISD website is down, use these webmixes to access favorite sites for students, teachers, and parents.  Note: this is not a comprehensive list and some sites may still be unavailable.

Forest Creek Library:

Reading and Writing websites:

Other Student Resources: