Parent Coffee: What to Do When Your Child Asks You For Help With Homework

On Friday November 18, 2022 Heathcote hosted the second Parent Coffee of the 2022-20223 school year. The November event was entitled “What to Do When Your Child Asks You For Help With Homework” and was presented by Heathcote’s Learning Resource Center (LRC) teachers Megan Matthews and Francesca Ross. You can find their presentation below. There…

Digital Citizenship Resources for Parents – K-2

October 24-28 is Digital Citizenship Week. At Heathcote we talk about digital citizenship, and digital leadership, across all lessons and projects. We discuss such things as keeping passwords private, limiting identifiable information, making thoughtful decisions online, being purposeful about looking for the good (and not the garbage) and much more. We weave all these concepts…

Digital Citizenship Resources for Parents – 3-5

October 24-28 is Digital Citizenship Week. At Heathcote we talk about digital citizenship, and digital leadership, across all lessons and projects. We discuss such things as keeping passwords private, limiting identifiable information, making thoughtful decisions online, being purposeful about looking for the good (and not the garbage) and much more. We weave all these concepts…

Toy Theater 2.0 – Part II

Toy Theater is over! It was a wild ride. This was a brand new project based on an existing unit of study, but done differently. Students looked at various events from the American Revolution; Boston Massacre, Declaration of Independence, from various perspectives. The research and project wasn’t just a straight rehash of data but rather…

CapCon! 2022 is in the books!

Once again the 5th graders were amazing and rocked the CapCon! Capstone event.   The students documented the process on their own blogs. The blogs can be accessed via the classroom teacher’s blogs (look for the “My class” menu on the sidebar). Ms. Boyer Ms. Cooper Ms. Edwards Ms. Robert   Check out all of…

Toy Theater 2.0 – Part I

Toy Theater is a unit of study in the 4th grade. Students research topics and create plays using puppets based on their research. Traditionally, Toy Theater has been done using the American Revolution as the baseline topic, with the plays being depictions of historical events. This year we decided to try something different. Instead of…

CapCon! 2022 – a primer

It’s Capstone season, and that means CapCon! is getting closer. CapCon! is the annual Capstone Learning Conference where students share the stories of their learning. The Capstone support section of the HeathcoteGateway is up. Use it to get inspiration from previous years, guide your thinking on final presentation format, reference the project guidelines, request support,…

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