Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Fine Fine School

Former principal Carmen Jorgenson reading
from A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech.

Death of Past Alvarado Principal

Jim Blood
Jim Blood former principal of Alvarado Elementary died at the age of 89 on March 30, 2014. He lived in Fremont since 1957. He taught in New Haven School District for 30 years. He retired from the district in 1980 where he was the principal from the 1960's to his retirement. Joan Logue, who worked with him, described him as a caring person who loved to visit with students and parents. He was married for 67 years and spent some of his retirement volunteering at various homeless shelters.

Monday, February 10, 2014

On Fire with Chromebrooks

Second grade students now have their Chromebooks. Teacher Maureen Tecson wanted to see if the students would be able to understand after she taught them how to use it...and they did. They used their How-to-writing and created a slide show using Google Presentation. They learned how to change fonts, choose a theme, change background colors, and choose transitions. Then they emailed her their work. These students are only 7 years old. There is fun and learning. Awesome teacher. Awesome students.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Family Literacy Night

Alvarado PTC hosts students, family, and teachers enjoying an evening of reading in a variety of formats. Exciting to be also using the new Chromebooks bought with funds from the district's Race to the Top grant.

Our New Chromebooks

 Photo's courtesy of Maureen Leus Tecson

Thursday, January 9, 2014