Arcademic Skill Builders are online educational video games that offer a powerful approach to learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary, and thinking skills for elementary students. These educational games provide fun and focused repetition practice that enables automaticity and fluency to be achieved quickly. iOS and Android apps are available.
Inklewriter is a creative writing tool where you structure stories with your own interactive plot. Give readers different paths they can choose from, in a choose-your-own adventure style. Write your story on the scraps of paper in the middle of the Inklewriter workbench. When you want to add choices, just click the "Add Option" button, and type in the name of the choice. Each choice has an arrow you can click to follow that path.
This month, the Weber School District presented the Two Rivers High School Team the E+ Teaching Award. The team consists of: Amy Anderson and Annette Pham.
These two teachers do amazing things in their classes to build relationships, help students see relevance in the subject matter and strive for increased rigor. Amy and Annette constantly strive to address the needs of the whole student. They have sacrificed their lunchtime to open a school store where they provide a safe place for students to have a snack, enjoy a healthy conversation and make a connection with a caring adult.
They have also spearheaded activities like, Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving, planting trees on our campus, organizing a student council and partnering with the Kiwanis Club to organize a Key Club at Two Rivers. These wonderful teachers have organized a food pantry and have helped students put together grub bags that contain an easy recipe and the ingredients that go with it.
We congratulate them on this amazing accomplishment, and we are honored to have them as part of our team here at the Weber School District!
On February 20, 1962, John Glenn piloted the Mercury-Atlas 6 "Friendship 7" spacecraft on the first manned orbital mission of the United States. Launched from Cape Canaveral (Florida) Launch Complex 14, he completed a successful three-orbit mission around the earth, reaching a maximum altitude (apogee) of approximately 162 statute miles and an orbital velocity of approximately 17,500 miles per hour. Glenn's "Friendship 7" Mercury spacecraft landed approximately 800 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral in the vicinity of Grand Turk Island. His flight on Friendship 7 on Feb. 20, 1962, showed the world that America was a serious contender in the space race with the Soviet Union. It also made Glenn an instant hero.
This site hosted by NASA contains biographical information, photos, and videos about astronaut, former Marine, and former Senator John Glenn, who passed away December 8, 2016.
Students will develop knowledge and skills in a wide range of scientific principles, including genetics, anatomy, physiology, nutrition, disease, pests, and management practices. The scientific processes of observation, measurement, hypothesizing, data gathering, interpretation, analysis, and application are included. Career opportunities and educational preparation are examined. Learning activities are varied, with classroom, laboratory, and field experiences emphasized.
Credit: CTE - This class counts as the 3rd Science core credit.
Grade level: 10, 11, 12
Schools: Fremont, Weber
Course length: year
WSD Course #: 84217
Students will develop knowledge and skills in the application of principles and techniques of power, structural, and technical systems used in the agricultural industry. Emphasis will be on selecting, operating, maintaining, servicing, and using agricultural power units and equipment. The course also includes agricultural uses of concrete and electricity. Safety and the proper use of safe practices will be integrated throughout the instruction. The instructional methods will involve applications of concepts being taught through classroom and laboratory instruction and supervised agricultural experience. Note: This course builds on knowledge and skills developed in Agricultural Systems and Technology I.
Grade level: 11, 12
Course length: year
WSD Course #: 84241
Google's Santa Tracker has daily activities leading up to Christmas, both educational and entertaining. Dance with the elves, learn other languages, practice your problem-solving skills, and a lot more.
This article from MindShift outlines some tips and techniques for implementing project-based learning in a way that engages students in deep learning and critical inquiry.