Two More Schools Join the Ranks of Super School

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It takes a lot to become a Skoolbo Super School–1 million collective answers, that is–but that’s just what both Overbrook Attendance Center (OAC) and South Polk Elementary endeavored to do. Currently, only 4 other schools in America lay claim to the title of Skoolbo Super School.

Overbrook Attendance Center | Overbrook, KS

Overbrook Attendance Center

Overbrook Attendance Center is the pre-K to 2nd grade school for USD #434 Santa Fe Trail, located in the city of Overbrook, approximately 25 miles southeast of Topeka. The OAC faculty’s commitment to nurturing their students’ thirst for knowledge, paired with the support of a vibrant community of parents and others, clearly reflects the students’ outstanding performance on Skoolbo!

We want to give a special shout-out to Overbrook’s Computer Paraprofessional, Cheryl Arwine for bringing technology and education together at OAC. We also want to especially recognize teachers Susan Bernhardt, Roxy Heffner, Chris Giebler, whose classes have answered over 90K questions and Amanda Lattimer and Angie Portlock, whose classes are each well over 150K answers!

South Polk Elementary | Old Fort, TN

South Polk Elementary

Located in the southeast corner of Tennessee, South Polk Elementary is home to the most active students of their state! We applaud the Polk County Schools’ beliefs that

All children can learn.
Learning is a life-long process.
Both mental and physical health are important.
Students need to think both critically and creatively.

These beliefs have propelled 17 classes of South Polk Elementary, each ranging from 30 to 120 K answers, to Super School status!  High praises are due to Amy Hood and Marcia McClary and their Kindergarteners for answering well over 100,000 questions in each of their classes, as well as Tina Davenport, South Polk Elementary’s very own Computer Lab teacher, for setting up and organizing all the classes.

Congratulations to both Overbrook Attendance Center and South Polk Elementary School for their fantastic accomplishment! We here at Skoolbo are committed to our dream of every child learning to read and gaining confidence with numbers and we are so glad to have the support of these two outstanding schools!

Super Champs at Becky-David Elementary

Mrs. Pray has been a long-time advocate of Skoolbo, so we were thrilled to hear two of her students at Becky-David Elementary have reached Super Champ status! Mrs. Pray said she has never seen a program as motivating as Skoolbo, and the data proves it. Not only is her 2nd grade class ranked among the Top 20 in the United States, her students have answered over 124,000 questions this school year–up from 80,000 just two months ago!

Becky-David Super Champs

Beck-David Super ChampsThe motto of Becky-David Elementary is Be Your Best Self, Do Your Best Work. Truly these students have taken that mission to heart, answering over 10,000 questions each since the beginning of the school year. Way to go!

Student Testimonials

Mrs. Pray also included some fun feedback from her students:

Becky-David Mrs. Pray Feedback

Becky- David Mrs. Pray Feedback

Becky-David Super Champ

Beck-David Mrs. Pray Student Feedback

We love hearing what students have to say about Skoolbo! Do you have a Skoolbo success story you would like to have featured on our blog? Write to us at susan@skoolbo.com and your class could be next.

Awesome Feedback from Irving Elementary School

Shauna Toolan’s 2nd grade students at Irving Elementary School love playing Skoolbo both at school and home! Ms. Toolan uses Skoolbo for reading and math instruction during centers. At night, her students take home their devices and are able to play Skoolbo at home. She reports that the kids really enjoy the competition aspect of the game.

“It’s fun because you get to play against different people from other states and schools.”

Irving Elementary School Map

Irving Elementary School

Irving Elementary School is one of eight elementary schools in the Berwyn South School District 100, located outside of Chicago, Illinois. The district utilizes 1:1 technology, which led them to become part of the Apple Distinguished Educators (ADE) Program. The goal of Irving Elementary is to provide individualized instruction that challenges students to reach their greatest academic potential. It’s wonderful to see teachers like Ms. Toolan utilizing Skoolbo to accomplish this endeavor.

Irving Elementary School Students

Mrs. Toolan’s Students Playing Skoolbo During Math Centers

Here’s some of the awesome feedback we received from the students in her class:

“I like it because you can play with friends at school, in other classes, and even other schools!”

“It’s cool because I get to do hard stuff that I’ve never done before!”

“It’s fun because you get to learn!”

“I love it because you can do any challenge – pluses, reading, subtracting, and counting!”

“It’s cool because you can go to different categories, and you can change your character, and you can race with other people!”

Thank you, Ms. Toolan, for sharing these enthusiastic testimonials! We love learning how Skoolbo is helping kids around the country.

Congratulations to Grantfork’s 4th Grade Class!

Terri Lurkins’ 4th grade class is one of the Top 200 Skoolbo classes in the United States, and 3rd in the state of Illinois. Her students have answered over 85,000 questions. Way to go!

Grantfork Elementary School

Grantfork Elementary School is one of only two elementary schools in the Highland Community Unit School District No 5, located near St. Louis, Missouri in rural southern Illinois. Their school’s vision is to create a unified learning environment that gives students the Power to Succeed.

Grantfork Elementary School Logo

Ms. Lurkins said the most frequently asked question in her classroom is: “When can we go to the computer lab for Skoolbo?”

Grantfork Elementary School 4th Grade

This is how the students responded when they were told they were ranked #3 in the state of Illinois. Look at all that excitement!

Ms. Lurkins also sent in handwritten responses from her students. Here is what a few of them had to say: Grantfork Like Best 2

Grantfork Improved

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Grantfork Change About Skoolbo

Congratulations on your Super Class status. Keep up the good work! Grantfork Elementary School Super Class

Mrs. Mullins Presents Her 1st Grade Class

Meet Mrs. Mullins’ 1st grade class from Riverside Elementary School #44 in Indianapolis, Indiana!

My students absolutely love skoolbo! As a teacher, I appreciate the ease in which students can log on to the app. I also like the real-time feedback on my students’ academic progress. Thank you so much for creating an app where my students can learn while playing an engaging video game. Most of my students don’t even realize they are learning important skills!

From a very satisfied teacher,
Melissa Mullins

This wonderful bunch made it to the top 20 schools in the Skoolbo World Cup, answering over 26,000 questions, which was a huge contribution to their school’s amazing accomplishment of being the 4th school overall in the Challenge! Mrs. Mullins’ class is an elite SUPER CLASS with over 70,000 questions answered. Thank you for the feedback, Melissa! We are so proud of your class and we hope that they will continue to have fun and learn much with Skoolbo!

Remember, the deadline for our SUPER CLASS prize package is coming up fast! If you would like for your class to receive a SUPER CLASS package from us, be sure to answer as many questions as possible before Friday December 19th. If your class answers more than 50,000 questions, be on the lookout for a package in the mail!

Mrs. Pray’s 2nd Graders Give the Skoolbo World Cup a Big Thumbs Up!

Meet Mrs. Pray’s Second Graders from Becky-David Elementary in St. Charles, Missouri. With over 80,000 questions answered, their class has made it all the way to the top 20 Skoolbo Super Classes in America! They have given Skoolbo USA and the World Cup Challenge a Big Thumb’s Up!

Becky-David Elementary is one of 10 elementary schools in the Francis Howell School District.  The vision of the Becky-David Elementary School that all students will develop the literacy and numeracy skills necessary to become literate and productive citizens aligns with Skoolbo’s dream that every child learns to read and gains confidence with numbers.

Students have enjoyed playing Skoolbo during math station time and Daily 5 Time since the beginning of the school year, but their enthusiasm has reached new heights with the introduction of the World Cup Challenge and Team USA.

Mrs. Pray reports that she has never seen a class more motivated by anything. She was excited to let us know, “Now that the World Cup is happening, they are more motivated than ever. I hear them talking about playing at home and making sure they get their next Superhero Suit. It is amazing!”

Ms. Pray Second Grade Class Give Skoolbo USA a Thumb's Up

“We LOVE Skoolbo so much! We know the USA will win the World Cup!” – Mrs. Pray’s Second Graders

“I have never seen a program as motivating as this one. I love how it meets each of my students individual needs.” – Mrs. Pray

Great Feedback from Buffalo M.S.

Meet Ann Francis’ 5th and 6th grade students from Buffalo Middle School in Buffalo, Missouri!

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When we learned her classes were on their way to “Super Class” status, we e-mailed Ms. Francis to learn more about how her students were enjoying the game. Ms. Francis was kind enough to respond with enthusiasm and positive feedback, suggesting a writing assignment for her students to complete.

“My class is so excited to hear from you and I talk about Skoolbo every chance I get in teacher training.  I am so glad to see that Henry Winkler is an Ambassador.”

– Ms. Francis

Here’s what her students had to say about Skoolbo:

What do you like best about playing Skoolbo?

  • I like math. It is about learning things. I can learn about math. It helps me on my math and reading.
  • The part I like the most is the competition part of Skoolbo. It is so fun to play. I like the graphics.
  • It is fun and helps you with school and helps me a lot. I like it because it helps me.
  • The thing I like the most about Skoolbo is you can play games and get e-vehicles.
  • I like the Superheroes the best. I like Skoolbo because it is fun.

What have you improved at since playing Skoolbo?

  • I have improved reading. I have improved on math skills. I got to the superhero level.
  • My math improved playing Skoolbo.
  • I have improved my reading.
  • My math, English and language have improved. Skoolbo has helped me with my math. I improved spelling.

Who’s your favorite Avatar?

  • My favorite is Dr. Weevil.
  • The wizard is my favorite avatar.
  • The professor is my favorite avatar.
  • My favorite avatar is Lottie because she is pretty to me.

Is there anything you would change about Skoolbo?

  • There is not anything I would change.
  • I would like to play more people from different schools.
  • Yes, you should change a world to a zombie world.
  • I would like different shoes and different clothes too.

It’s such a delight to hear from these students about their adventures with Skoolbo. Ann Francis is also an active blogger on her blog, iPad Brainology, sharing her findings on implementing technology into the classroom. We’re always interested in hearing feedback from students, teachers, and parents, so if you’d like to post any pictures or comments, send it our way at info@skoolbo.com!