The Frankfort Square 3rd grade team of Megan Freeman, Jodi Reyes, and Robert Jeffrey, along with several students, presented examples of how skills learned in tech classes are incorporated into ELA and social studies lessons. Students shared how they created comic strip sentences utilizing Pixie. They started with a blank template and wrote a comic using one of each of the four types of sentences. They then added pictures to illustrate their sentences to complete their lesson. Students also shared how technology is being incorporated into research writing. Students shared that they use split screens in order to add sentences from the facts found during research into their graphic organizer. They turned sentences into paragraphs in their organizer to create a draft of their paper. The final steps were editing, revisions, and publishing their finished paper.
Parents are welcome to recognize District 161 staff members who go above and beyond! Each school and the District Administrative Center is sporting a “Wall of Gratitude” where parents, staff members, and community members can post words of appreciation and thanks for the efforts of our staff members in helping District 161 students succeed. All staff members are eligible for recognition. Recognition forms are available on the District website (bottom right corner). Each month honorees will be recognized during a Board of Education meeting as part of the implementation of Board Goal #2.