First grade teacher Amber McClure holds up an iPad while a student working from home contributes to the conversation on Friday. She only had the one student working from home and was able to include her with the rest of the group with iPad.
Kindergarten teacher Nicole Asay listens with her group of students to one group member as he talks about how he is different from the rest of the group on Friday at Meadowlark. Several Kindergarten classes joined together for the activity and then were split into groups to talk about how they were different and how they were similar to the other kids in their group.
The first grade classes split up into several small groups so students could share their similarities and differences to their classmates. The activity mixed up different kids from different classes rather than just working with their regular classroom teachers.
From left, Astrid Crashley, Johnathan Finkle and Harlie Sullivan stack their blocks to match the letter pattern given to them by kindergarten teacher Mary Jean Wodahl on Friday. Kids were spread throughout the class working on a variety of different activities including these blocks.
Kindergarten teacher Jessica Kavitz waits for her line of students to return to the classroom after their technology class on Friday. Kavitz is one of five teachers in the district to have earned national board certification, a year long process that then takes a few months to deliver results.
Meadowlark Elementary has a number of already Nationally Board Certified teachers. As of December, the building has another five. Mary Jean Wodahl, Kelsey Warren, Nicole Asay, Jessica Kavitz and Amber McClure all received word in December that they had earned their certification after having finished the year-long process the previous May.