John H. Finley  
PS/MS 129M 

Excellence without Excuses

Project based learning.  STEAM! Leftbraincraftbrain.com  

Working hard!!

Parents!  Remember to visit during Parent Teacher conferences.  

Also, look for teacher communications to you using Kinvolve, Remind and Kaymbu!!


Having an email for you and and your child helps connect to tech today in every way!

We use Google Education Apps like Google Classroom!

Sign up for Office 365 free for home at

http://www.studentoffice.net.  Use the same phone and birthdate you entered on your child's blue card beginning the year or check with the main office to see it is updated!








Makers and technology!

STEAM- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics!


Teachers: 

Google for the classroom:

check it out, http://bit.ly/DOEtechsummit 


Summer is here!


Our Technology List of Activities:
  • code.org/learn - Hour of Code success!!!  Each year, December Hour 2017!  Wonderworkshop and Robotics with Dash & Dot!  Masia, Corey, & Jahmier maintain a video journal of robotic share with our school!- Ms. Cornett's 4th grade, upcoming 5th grade!  They are going to share & mentor PK-3 with wonderworkshop robotics!!!
  • Beyond the Hour of Code, Code & Computer Science year long!
  • Remind visits!!!


 Available Now!

The 2017 Summer Code-A-Thon is in full swing! We've had amazing participation during our first week and we hope that your child can head over to www.tynker.com/play/summer to embark on this week's free challenge. Your child will need to summon their inner comedian for the week 2 challenge!
For program details and instructions on how to participate, check out our Summer Code-A-Thon blog post
The 2017 Summer Code-A-Thon is free and open to any child with a Tynker account, but requires a connected parent account in order to be eligible for additional participation certificates and prizes.

The Summer Code-A-Thon is open to all!
Please share this email with friends that have children that would be interested in participating.
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Be ready for 2017-18!


Introducing Idea Books!  Share your ideas and questions!

Remember connect with tech utilizing your multiple intelligences, likes and creativity.  CREATE! Be creative!  Be a Maker!!  Partnering and flexible group work!

Makers and PBL (Project Based Learning) What is Project Based Learning (PBL)?
Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge.   (https://duckduckgo.com/?q=project+based+learning&atb=v63-6a_&iax=1&ia=videos&iai=H7LHsL0iB_w)

Technology Standards:
https://www.iste.org/standards/standards/for-students

Code.org.  Code in your 1st language