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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Thursday, December 7, 2017

First Graders Love Osmo!

First graders have been working on the game Numbers using the Osmo System.  Thanks to the Longmeadow Educational Excellence Foundation and Chelsea Berry, these systems can be found in every grade level for children to practice not only math, but a variety of skills.  The focus, teamwork, excitement and learning is palpable!

First graders are definitely ready to use Osmo in their classrooms!


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Monday, November 27, 2017

Center School Sightings - Episode 7

The fifth grade book swap is the topic for this latest CSS!  Enjoy!

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Center School Sightings - Episode 6

The second grade Thanksgiving Feast was an amazing event!  The students work very hard making all of the decorations, learning along the way, and they recorded a performance of the first Thanksgiving.
Friends and family enjoyed the event, and CSS was there to take in the action!  Special thanks to our reporter, Emma and our videographer, Patrick!  Way to go!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone from your friends at Center School!

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