RSD2 4th & 5th ALERT 2017-2018
Have An ALERT Summer
Mr. Durden's 4th Grade Archive
Mr. Durden's 5th Grade Archive
About Mr. Durden
ALERT Web Log 2017-2018
ALERT Journals and Blogging
Gifted Bill of Rights
Habits of Mind
How Will You Spend Your Day?
The First Architects Game
The Visionary Architect Game
Visionary Architects in Action
Visionary Game Gallery
Architecture Team Presentations 2015
Tour of Homes 2016
Getting into Shapes
Telling Stories with Data and Graphing
Coordinate Grids, Geometric Forms
Self-Paced Math Review
Decimals and Percents
Exponents and Scientific Notation
Patterns and Formulas
Right Triangles and Pythagoras
Variables and Expressions
Lake Carolina Upper Campus Media Center
Classic Chapter Books
SC MESAS Contest
Healthy Soils Poster Contest
Poetry Contest: Young Minds Dreaming
Rubber Band Contest (March 2nd, 5th Grade Only)
Actors and Actresses
People Smart: Multiple Intelligences
Recitations & Readers' Theater
R2 Film Festival
Amazing Artists: Multiple Intelligences
Authors at Play
The Art of Cursive Handwriting
Kids in Print (Jan 9th)
Letters About Literature (Nov 2-Jan 5)
Narrative Writing Challenges
Paragraph of the Week
Latin Study Tools
Latin Video Clips
A Game of Stems
Chess in Art and Film
Computer Coding, Gaming, Making
Game Design and Makers
GeoBee and GeoGuessr
Kinesthetics: Sports and Activity
Logic, Puzzles, Brain Games
Logic and Brain Games: Multiple Intelligences
SET Puzzle of the Day
Music Smart: Multiple Intelligences
Nature Smart: Multiple Intelligences
Reflect and Recharge
The First Rule of Focus Group . . .
You have the right to ask questions and make observations.
You have the right to make a contribution to an attentive, responsive audience.
You have the right to be treated respectfully.
You have the right to have your ideas discussed, not you.
You have the right to withhold or forego comment if you judge it would not add to the discussion.
You are obliged to ensure your questions and observations are relevant to the topic at hand.
You are obliged to speak with volume and clarity of voice so others can hear.
You are obliged to seek to understand others by paraphrasing, summarizing, or asking follow-up questions.
You are obliged to explain and reason when you voice agreement or disagreement with another speaker's comments.
You are obliged to commit to developing the skill of timing comments so you do not interrupt or talk over another speaker.
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Mr. Kevin Durden
4th & 5th Grade ALERT Teacher at Lake Carolina Elementary, Upper Campus
Website Updated: 16 July 2017
Webpage maintained by the Active Learning Experiences in Resourceful Thinking (ALERT) classes of Richland School District Two, Columbia, South Carolina.
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Mr. Kevin Durden