Friday, February 2, 2018

Center School Sightings - Episode 11: Community Readers Day

February 1st was a special day, as not only was it World Read Aloud Day, but it was also our first of two Center Community Readers Events.  Sixteen readers from a variety of fields throughout the community came to Center School to read the book, The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World by Maria Dismondy. 

Enjoy this very special event and much appreciation to all of our guest readers as well as to Ms. Vigna and Mrs. Fritz!




To see all of our newscasts as the year continues or to look back over the last five years, please check out our website: Center School Sightings

CSS Episode 11 - Part 2: Behind the Scenes of the Community Readers Event!

Ms. Vanessa Vigna and Mrs. Valerie Fritz planned, organized and carried out the incredible and very first Community Readers Event on World Read Aloud Day.  It was an amazing day for our guest readers, our staff and especially our students.  A big "thank you" to these two talented individuals.  CSS was there behind the scenes to see how they did it!




To see all of our newscasts as the year continues or to look back over the last five years, please check out our website: Center School Sightings

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Kindergarten and OSMO!

Kindergarteners reinforced their addition skills through the interactive Osmo Numbers system.  By adding, subtracting and matching tiles to the numbers on the iPad, they were able to pop bubbles, collect fish and progress through more difficult levels.
And to help them on their Osmo journey, was the incredible fifth graders!   Students from Ms. Anderson's class volunteered to help their all of their kindergarten buddies in each class. It was amazing to see the students' engagement.  
Everyone was having fun while learning - what a combination!

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Center School Sightings - Episode 10

Under Ms. Vigna's direction, a group of third graders performed the readers theatre play, "Mr. Twit's Revenge" based on the novel by Roald Dahl.  Students practiced extensively on fluency and expression, inferring word meanings, and discussing characters' feelings and motivations to better understand the story.

Enjoy!



To see all of our newscasts as the year continues or to look back over the last five years, please check out our website: Center School Sightings

Friday, December 15, 2017

Center School Sightings - Holiday Giving!

Center School Sightings was there to cover the Center holiday traditions!  First, the annual gift basket wrapping for kids in need and second, holiday cards for veterans.  It is the giving season and seeing these students help those in need will get you into the holiday spirit! 



To see all of our newscasts as the year continues or to look back over the last five years, please check out our website: Center School Sightings

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Center School Sightings - Our 100th Episode!

Center School Sightings, our school newscast, started in 2012.  The fifth graders, former and current, have produced episodes going back for five and a half years.  They have filmed, reported and edited episodes about educational happenings and exciting events each year at Center School.

To celebrate, Mrs. Hutton came up with the idea to ask students about their favorite episode.  They had such a great time going "back in time" to see themselves, their friends, their siblings, and all of the events that have happened over the past five years.

Students in grades 2-5 were given the opportunity to be interviewed about their favorite CSS and over 90 accepted.  There's been a lot of excitement around this milestone!

Mrs. Cummings, a long time fan of the show, summarized it perfectly when she said, "CSS captures in the moment what's happening at Center, but it's also a wonderful keepsake of a lot of special memories."

Enjoy!

Mrs. G





To see all of our newscasts as the year continues or to look back over the last five years, please check out our website: Center School Sightings

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

International Hour of Code at Center School!

 International Hour of Code was celebrated at Center through the creator's Code.org.  Students also participated in Osmo coding, robotics, and programming challenges.  The problem solving skills, collaboration and determination the students showed was most impressive! 








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