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School & Education 78 FRIDAY, JANUARY 4"- MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 I Cape Gazette H.O.B. third-graders say thanks to parents, families Students' 'iStories' blend experience and technology lives that were examples of why they were thankful for their par- ents. Using this technology provid- ed some challenges. Third-grader Kyla Corbin said, "The hardest thing about this project was recording my voice, because you had to read what you had written at the same as you had to record on the iPad. I like taking the pic- tures and then putting them into my own storybook. Then we had to write about how our family is special to us, I wrote to my mom and sister and dad - they're spe- cial because they help me with my homework." For some students, using the iPad to write made the task just a bit easier Joshua Evans liked us- ing the iPad, he said, "Because with regular writing you had to use a pencil, but on the iPad you could just use your finger. And it was easier to type, too. I wrote thank you for helping me tie a knot and for fun we have togeth- er." Third-grader Hayden Steel- man said, "I like using the iPad in- stead of just writing, because I could actually take pictures and put them into my writing. I could also write in any color I wanted. I was thankful for my big brother, because he's fun and he helps me a lot." The project ended with a spe- Sometimes in the midst of the rush of the holiday season, it's hard to remember to tell those close to everyone how much they care. Third-graders in Alfredo Rodriguez's class at H.O. Britting- ham Elementary School in Mil- ton spent nearly two weeks be- fore the winter break doing just that. The first week began with the class reading the book "Thanks," by Ruth Shannon Ordor. Accord- ing to Rodriguez, the book is about a young girl who expresses her gratitude to many people around her, especially her par- ents. 'ter we read the book, the class began to talk about how SUBMITTED PHOTOS THIRD-GRADER LESLIE REYNA shows her iStory to her dad Roul Dominguez. Parents of Affredo Rodriguez's students were invited to come into class at H.O. Brit- tingham Elementary School in Milton to listen to the students' iStories. they'thank their own parents and families," he said. Rodriguez then developed a se- ries of writing lessons in which the students brainstormed and wrote about specific reasons they were thankful. Rodriguez based his plans on the national Com- mon Core State Standards in writing and speaking/listening. This was no ordinary thank you letter lesson, however The students transformed their ideas into what Rodriguez called "iSto- ties," using Apple iPads and the applicatio n Story Kit. Using a template that he provided, the third-graders went to work on writing specific events from their cial Thanks celebration, with par- H.O. Brittingham Elementary School parent Yenni Lopez, right, listens as Hayden , ents visiting the class to listen to Steelman, center, reads his iStory to his classmate and her son Abraham Islas, left, their children's iPad stories. and her younger son, Diego lslas. UNIT 17 AUXILIARY VISITS WILMINGTON SCHOOL TO TEACH FLAG FOLDING SUBMITTED PHOTO MEMBERS OF AMERICAN LEG ION Auxiliary Unit 17 in Lewes traveled to St. Elizabeth's School in Wilmington Nov. 16 to share the Pocket Flag Project with a seventh grade class. Students learned the meaning of the 13 folds and were chal- lenged to fold flags that will be sent to soldiers leaving for or already in foreign coun- tries. The students also wrote a personal message that would be sent with the flags to the troops. Members thanked St. Elizabeth's School for allowing them to show the students one way to show their patriotism. Shown are Unit 17 Auxiliary Vice President Debbie Guenther, left, and Betty Lukiewicz, Children and Youth Committee, teaching how to fold the flag to the class. k CAPE HIGH STUDENTS GOTO LUN00 EARLY i -DAN COOK PHOTO CAPE HENLOP, EN HIGH SCHOOL honored 61 students for receiving November Student of the Month. F.ach stt was awarded a Go to Lunch Early cardatlowingthemtoleaveclassflveminuteseadyforiuncfiThe:cardwasvadr. the entire month of December. Pictured are in back () Assistant  Janet E. MaulI-Martin Arron Lanniser- risette, ingrid Hield, Yadira Torres-Chavez, Ross H'Jeslll, Breann Morris, Assistant Principal Michael Dea physical education teacher Michae! Connors. in the fifth roware Jinal PatellJessica Stevenson, Sarah Msten, Austin Brooks, Mark Couchman, Ginger Shoud, Gne Bmkaw, Emma Piowman and MattHurl inthe four  are  Diaz, Brittany Hart; Jewel Hixon, Audry Scrods, AudyMason, Corryn Cannon, Cameron K!cak, and Augustus  !n the third row are Paige Hocker, Cados Rodriguez-VeEuila, Steven Dineen, Eli Kefauver, Marianna Sferelli, Billy Gibbs, Emi. i ly WLsely, Emily Baptiste, and  Bradley. in the second row are ToddPetrella, Sarah Schlat Kathleen WrighKesley Bucking Lexi Go0ch, Evan Lesko, Frankie Madera, Skye Harrelt, and Cody Ross. In the front row are Rodney Jones;: Lynsey Abrahart, AUie Kwar Ocean Cadide, C Bowski, Matthew ', Lupanov,  Ol-lasan;`: and T adred. N shown Ka r, Ma WHnams, Anoa Stear, Msa Auo,Gary m; f-. fer, Alexandria Atsidls; Vtcto HandEn, BrittanyHarris, Beatson, Keerney Mallon; and DlmnnaBarNs. , ; :