Inglemoor High School

Lion Dance Team - Inglemoor division

The lion dance has been part of the Chinese culture for thousands of years. Other Asian countries such as Cambodia, Japan, Korea and Vietnam took this dance into their culture. It is performed widely at weddings, business openings, and various festivals and celebrations.  The lion dance is said to bring luck and good fortune to those who see it, as lions are viewed as lucky animals in Chinese culture.

I am the Chinese teacher and the supervisor for the Chinese Club at Inglemoor. I believe the lion dance is a great demonstration of Chinese culture. It will excite students to learn more about Chinese culture. It is a combination of martial arts and music. Lion dancers imitate a lion's various movements accompanied by the music of beating drums, clashing cymbals, and resounding gongs.

Each Lion costume costs nearly $1000 to purchase, but they will last for years and years to come.  We need at least 2 Lion’s to make the group viable but we have enough students interested already to use 5!

Please help us grow our Lion Dance Team here in Northshore.  The team will perform at Chinese New Year celebrations and  other events in the community. 

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Edison Middle School

7th Grade Special Education Sensory Tools, Manipulatives, and Math Games

My name is Janelle Engle and I am a Special Education Resource teacher at Edison Middle School. Our 7th grade Special Education resource classroom is in need of sensory items and math manipulatives! We have many students who struggle to complete grade level appropriate activities due to sensory or emotional needs. The following list contains items that would help our students tremendously.SENSORY FIDGETS-Often times, students seek out teachers and ask for items to hold or use in order to meet a sensory need. One popular item students like to use is a "squishy" fidget that they can hold in their hand and squeeze. These fidgets help our students regulate so they can be an active participant and listener in our classroom. FLEXIBLE SEATING- Some flexible seating options that students enjoy using for sensory needs are wobble chairs and kick bands. These options allow our students to stay seated at their desks while continuing to release energy and improve focus. MICE FOR COMPUTERS- When students are typing papers, they often struggle to use the small mousepad on the Chromebook and ask to use a mouse instead. HEADPHONES WITH ATTACHED MICROPHONES-We have several students who use the "speech to text" option on the Chromebooks to write their papers with their voice instead of the keyboard. Our students are struggling with writing their papers when other students are also using speech-to-text, because the Chromebooks pick up other voices and sounds in the classroom. Headphones with personal microphones will eliminate the need to space students far away and allow them to write their papers at their desks.
MATH GAMES- Students in the Direct Instruction Math class can grow their math skills while playing math games. Games such as Shut the Box, Even Steven's Off, and Proof! are all games that use math operational skills. These games allow students to grow their skills in a fun and engaging way! 

Please help our classroom grow into the perfect learning environment!  

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Dexter McCarty Middle School

Using Technology Together

I am looking to upgrade my account for a few programs/tools I use regularly in the classroom. The first is a program called Book Creator. A year subscription allows all my students access to the program and the ability to collaborate on books they write. The subscription to StoryBoardThat would allow for every students to access the app and the ability to save Storyboards they have worked on, so they can continue to work on them later. Finally I would like to upgrade my classroom webpage to allow for a password protected site. This would allow parents to access my site while keeping out unwanted visitors. 

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