Clear the way for Gmail!

Written by Kyle Pace on . Posted in Google Apps

LSR7 Staff-

As you’ve heard by now, Gmail is coming soon! Now is a great time to begin cleaning out old, unwanted and outdated email from your inbox and folders. Remember, you can also delete folders that are no longer used and it will delete all the mail contained in it. Taking the time to do this now will make for a smoother transition to Gmail on November 17th.

As Elsa would say, “Let it go!”

Watch for additional posts coming soon about benefits of Gmail!

Mrs. Gallick’s 3rd graders connect virtually with author Bryan Chick!

Written by Kyle Pace on . Posted in Classrooms

Mrs. Gallick, 3rd grade teacher at Highland Park Elementary, shares her experience getting to connect with Bryan Chick, author of The Secret Zoo:

I read The Secret Zoo , by Bryan Chick, and thought it would be a perfect book to read to my 3rd grade class. I made a Thinglink as a way for  my students to get to know the author, see his website, listen to a part of the first book in the series, and visit some zoo cams. When I told my class that we were going to read the 2nd book in the series, students were out of their seats cheering!  I decided to send the author a message and let him know how much we loved his book. Bryan responsed back and told us that he loved our e-mail and asked if we would like to “skype” with him at no cost!  It was so much fun! Everyone had a question that they got to ask, and he told us about some new projects he was working on and talked about what it was like to be a writer. What a great way to end the school year!

Bryan Chick Skyping with students

Bryan Chick skyping with our class!