Thursday, April 30, 2015

El día de los niños/El día de los libros

Would you like Kevin Cosner, Betty White, Haylie Duff or other celebrities to read to you? You can at  In celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros here at Gattis several classes had celebrities read to them via the computer. 

Ms. Silva's Kinder Class

Kevin Costner reading to Ms. Buckles's 5th Graders

Monday, April 13, 2015

Student Paper 2nd Edition

Gattis grade 3-5 students who are members of the Writing Club are working on creating Student Newspapers. The second edition is out! They worked hard for months to collaborate on this product. A digital PDF copy can be found in the April eFolder

Enjoy the online version here.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Mystery Hangout Strikes Again!

Ms. Zahm's class in 2nd Grade did a Mystery Hangout today and tried to figure out where the other class was located with Yes and No questions.  Both classes were able to use their maps and narrow down the location of the other class! Great use of technology as we used Google Hangouts to connect! Well done! 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Mystery Number

Ms. Carlson's class tried a Mystery Number Hangout.  The mystery number is guessing a number between 1 -100.  You use yes or no questions.   

For example:
  •  Is your number greater than 50?   
  • Is there a 5 in the ones place?
  • Is it a 2 digit number?    
It helps to have a 100 chart so students can cross off numbers as you go.   For older grades, they could use larger numbers, but the hosts should probably set up the perimeters prior to the call.   

Ms. Calrson's class being mysterious!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Ms. Staten takes Pinterest to a new Level!

Gattis Elementary School art teacher Donna Staten has been named to the “20 to Watch” list of educators by the National School Board Association for the 2014-2015 school year, becoming the only art teacher in history to receive the honor.
Staten received the award March 16 at the Consortium for School Networking conference as a result of her work with social media in the classroom, especially Pinterest and Twitter to curate lesson plans and examples of artwork. 
Click Here to read more about the article published on RRISD's main website.