Grand Central Update

This message is for CHAPERONES ONLY! Just a reminder that the train leaves Stamford Station at 9:27. I would strongly encourage you to get to the Stamford Train Station early to ensure you have time to walk from the parking garage to the station. Robin Hartnett pre-paid for your train tickets already, so please give […]

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Kate DiCamillo Author Study

We are up and running with our Kate DiCamillo author study. The five books that are circulating in the books groups are “The Tale of Despereaux,” “The Tiger Rising,” “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane,” “Because of Winn Dixie,” and “Leroy Snicker.” Be sure to ask your child what book they are reading! Additionally, here […]

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Raptor Dash Information

Here is a promo video about Raptor Dash. It was an EPIC, and I mean, EPIC event last year. Here is some helpful information regarding how your child can participate in Raptor Dash. 100% of the money raised goes to the RIPP school community. Raptor Dash Information Mr. Sapia’s Snapchat Story from the Assesmbly:

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Hunting on the Oregon Trail

Today we discussed hunting on the Oregon Trail. Continuing the trend of synthesizing from multiple sources of information in a project based learning enviroment, students had to work collaboratively to answer our essential question of the day. All this information is located in Google Classroom. As a hook for this lesson, I played the following […]

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New EdPuzzle: Crossing the River

This EdPuzzle video is my student’s homework for tonight. They must watch the video and answer the two open ended questions and one multiple choice question. We will also be using this passage tomorrow, in addition to multiple pages about crossing rivers while on the Westward journey. Students will be expected to synthesize information from […]

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EdPuzzle Tutorial

Parents, I am trying out a new tool called “EdPuzzle.” This site allows me to upload a video and create questions based on the content of the video. We used it in class today, with great success. This is valuable because it not only checks for comprehension, but enhances and augments listening comprehension. I can […]

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Supplies for Westward Journey

Today we learned about what supplies pioneers needed for their journey west. I created a green screen video for the students as a hook. Groups were challenged to watch the video, use the supply list I provided and spend up to $1,000 in supplies for their five month journey. Students had to think critically and […]

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