daw.com - March 1

Dear Parents,

Each week there are students in charge of a current event. I have sent home a reminder with these students but I will also list them here.

Monday - day2, no current events
Tuesday - Pablo
Wednesday - Kaori
Thursday - Maxwell
Friday - Nikhita

Here are some student friendly sites for Current Events.

Good News Daily
Science News for Kids
Time for Kids

I had a great experience at the USB-Unplugged conference in Mumbai last week. American School Bombay (ASB) has been a 1:1 laptop school now for the past 6 years and it was amazing to see what the students have accomplished in that time. It was also gratifying to know that what I am doing with your students on the computers and internet this year, will have far reaching benefits later on - and we have not finished yet.

We continue this week with 1863 in the years of the Civil War. This was especially important as the sway of the war happened in the summer of this year with the Battle of Gettysburg. Students will be doing several things with this as well as some more work on their journals/portfolios.

We will begin preparations for the Student Led conferences this week and this will mainly involve students telling the story of their learning. We will be doing these conferences with the computers and connections to their blogs and website. Should be a very informative time for you.

Wednesday is Field day and since it has warmed up it is important that students come with hats, sun-block and water. There is not a lot of shade at the Aberdeen pitch.

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Harold Daw