The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis

Newbery Award winner, Christopher Paul Curtis discusses his new novel “The Mighty Miss Malone,” his early writing career and the publication of “The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963” and “Bud, Not Buddy.”

Check out his video about the book here.

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iBooks 2 Is It The 21st Century Digital Textbook Revolution ?

In its first major announcement since the death of Steve Jobs, Apple Inc has recently released iBooks2 and iBooks Author.It seems like Apple is planning to radically transform the digital textbook market. iBooks 2 which is an updated version of the company’s iPad e-reading app that supports interactive textbooks, is a complete reinvention of the textbook as we know it.

Take a look at this article and video about the future of our students learning~

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Tokeneke School Geography Bee

Congratulations to our Tokeneke School Geography Bee winners! Our winners include Celia Mundt, Tyler Barlow, Shashank Sangaru, Cameron Applby, Nicholas Derby, Eliza Koorbush, and Wally McKeon. Our school bee will take place on Thursday, January 5th at 1:30 pm. We are so exited about our geography skills at Tokeneke!!

If you would like to study for the school bee, here are some great links!!
GeoBee Challenge Game

Geobee sample questions

Quiz your noodle

Geobee study corner

Geography games

Check out You Tube videos about the Bee

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When is the most important learning time?

You will be surprised by this answer!!!  Check out this TED video about when our most important learning happens.

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Who’s your hype girl?

Please check out Sophia Grace and Rosie.  I LOVE when Sophia Grace says “Rosie gives me confidence!”  Can you think of a friend that is your hype girl? Someone who is always there, quietly cheering you on and supporting you when you need it?

Check out the surprise of their lives!  I don’t know if I have even seen someone so excited!!!

Check them out during the commercial break!!

And then they came back!!!  Look at the excitement about losing a tooth!!

If you ever need confidence–think of Sophia Grace and Rosie!!

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Apps for Autism: Communicating on the iPad

60 Minutes just showed a great piece about how the ipad is helping students communicate.  It is an amazing tool!!  Click here to view the episode!!

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If you have never failed, you have never lived

Here is a short piece about people who were told they would never make it.

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