Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Book Fair Fairy Tale Photos

Take one iPad, one green screen, add some fun and what do you get?   A memorable fairy tale picture at the book fair!  Students who came to the book fair on Tuesday had their picture taken by the librarian using her iPad and the app Green Screen by Do Ink.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SWEET Friday Minecraft Group

Our SWEET Friday Minecraft 4th and 5th graders are creating a history museum using Minecraft!  They are working together in groups of 3-5 students, bringing the Alamo, World War II Battlefields, and extinct animals to life in the Minecraft world.  Another group is using Minecraft to create circuits, which they are studying in science.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

PSPN: Pond Springs Pioneer Network

Pond Springs fifth graders are encouraged to join the PSPN crew to take part in the morning broadcast.  Each fifth grade class takes a turn as the PSPN broadcast crew.  Everything is student created, and there are jobs available on air or behind the scenes.  It's a great experience!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Mrs. Shoemate's Class: What I Want to Be When I Grow Up

 Mrs. Shoemate's class created green screen videos about their future plans using the app Green Screen on their iPads.  Then, they uploaded them to Aurasma so their parents could view them on their smart phones at parent information night.

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Battle is On!

Join the Pond Springs Robolab Club at the RRISD Robotics Showcase on May 20th from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Cactus Ranch Elementary.  We will be showing off our robots, and joining in the SumoBot competition.  See you there!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Minecraft is SWEET at PSE

We are using the educational version of the Minecraft game at PSE for SWEET time with 4th and 5th grade.  Read all about our adventure here.
By implementing SWEET Friday time, our students at PSE will choose engaged learning activities, make real-world connections, and take ownership of their learning. Through collaboration and problem solving, they will develop self-awareness, communication, and leadership skills.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Skyping With a Dinosaur Hunter

Pond Springs Elementary 2nd graders got a SWEET surprise on Friday.  Through the wonder of Skype, they were able to talk with a real life dinosaur hunter during their SWEET (School Wide Exciting Enrichment Time) with Mrs. Rountree.  The SWEET program at Pond Springs allows students to explore and cultivate their special interests and talents.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Mrs. Rountree's Class Blogs!

Mrs. Rountree's 2nd graders are blogging in the classroom.  You can follow along with their classroom happenings here!