English, Español, Vocab

Week 2 Vocabulary / Vocabulario de semana 2

A challenge for students, parents, and community members, too. Un reto para estudiantes, padres, y miembros de la comunidad también. Week 2, language of instruction: Spanish Semana 2, idioma de instrucción: español segregación: mantener separados a dos grupos de personas / segregation: keeping two groups of people apart enfrentamiento: lucha o pelea / encounter: fight or… Continue reading Week 2 Vocabulary / Vocabulario de semana 2

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English, Español, Foto Friday

Be Internet Awesome / Sea internet genial

After a week of discussing Digital Literacy and how to be safe, respectful, and responsible using technology, we're putting out knowledge to the test with Google's Interland.  They're so excited to finally have their iPads! --- Después de lecciónes de como ser ciudadanos digitales y cómo ser seguros, respetuosos y responsables con la tecnología, estamos… Continue reading Be Internet Awesome / Sea internet genial

English, Math

Math Unit 1: Family Letter 1

Dear 4th TWI families, As I mentioned in my last math post, we're learning math with the help of Math Expressions this year.  The beginning of Unit 1 reviews and reteaches place value and multidigit addition.  Math Expressions encourages children to think about "making new groups" to help them understand place values and has two… Continue reading Math Unit 1: Family Letter 1

English, Español, Vocab

Expand your Vocabulary / Expandir su vocabulario

Introducing a challenge for students, parents, and community members, too. Presentando un reto para estudiantes, padres, y miembros de la comunidad también. 10 Words a Week Every week in Nilsen Classroom, students are working on expanding their vocabulary. In math, art, theme, and literacy, we want to build a robust lexicon in both Spanish and… Continue reading Expand your Vocabulary / Expandir su vocabulario

English, Español, Specials Spotlight

Introducing Specials Spotlight / Les presento el enfoque especial

¿Se pregunta qué está aprendiendo y haciendo su hijo en educación física, música y STEM? Wondering what your child is learning and doing in PE, Music, and STEM?  Tres veces al mes, voy a presentar un breve video aquí en Nilsen Classroom para darle un vistazo a la vida y el aprendizaje de nuestras tres clases… Continue reading Introducing Specials Spotlight / Les presento el enfoque especial

English, Español, Foto Friday

“Foto” Friday #1

As it's impossible to blog about everything that we do in Nilsen Classroom, I invite you to explore our community, our work, and our growth with your own eyes.  Como es imposible hacer un blog sobre todo lo que hacemos en Nilsen Classroom, los invito a explorar nuestra comunidad, nuestro trabajo y nuestro crecimiento con… Continue reading “Foto” Friday #1

English, Math, Updates

Math Introduction: 4th TWI 2017-2018

Dear 4th TWI families, This year, we will be using the Math Expressions curriculum in both English and Spanish to explore and learn about a variety of mathematical domains.  As 4th grade's TWI instruction follows a 50:50 model, we will be switching our language of instruction for math at the beginning of each big unit.… Continue reading Math Introduction: 4th TWI 2017-2018

Community, English, Updates

Welcome

Parents, students, and community members –  Welcome to the new online home for Nilsen Classroom where you will find pictures, updates, blogs, schedules, successes, and evidence of learning and laughter all around.  This introductory post is to give you an overview of what you can look forward to in the next few weeks and months… Continue reading Welcome