Student opportunities

Dear Editor: I really appreciated having the opportunity to have sent one of our third grade classrooms to the Stay Gallery in support of the “Stay Young Initiative.”

The students in Room 15 at Ward Elementary School shared with me that this was...”one of the BEST field trips they have ever been on.” The students enjoyed being able to use our iPad mini devices in pairs to take pictures and document their experience. Creating their own section of the “Downey Doodle-icious” painting was a definite highlight for them. We can’t wait to showcase this finished product in our school office.

In addition, the culminating project of creating their very own iMovie to share and communicate their experience was absolutely “awesome.” Leslie Neill, our district TTS, collaborated, taught, supported, and encouraged our students and Mrs. Tasse every step of the way in creating and designing these 21st Century Learning projects.

Overall, our third grade students exhibited the 5 C’s throughout this entire experience that was so engaging: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and (Digital) Citizenship. QR codes were also sent home with the embedded iMovie links for parents to view.  I am so very proud to share with you a few of the iMovies that were created by our students in Room 15.

Once again, thank you so very much for providing this opportunity for our students. I am looking forward to working with the Stay Gallery for many years to come.

Allison Box


Ward Elementary



Published: June 26, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 11