Monday, May 21, 2018

Center School Sightings - Episode 20

Meeting for a Peacebuilders project, the third and first graders spend time together discussing "How to Be a Peacemaker."  They also create "Peacebuilder Puppets" that demonstrate their learning. Incredible job students and teachers!





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Friday, May 18, 2018

Kindergarten Orientation!

Today is the day we welcome our new kindergarten students to Center! Six members of our Center School Sightings team constructed a "Day in the Life" episode to show exactly what it's like to be a kindergartener at our school!  Excellent work CSS and special thank you to Mrs. Palazzi, Mrs. Hinkamper and Mrs. Brydges!!

Enjoy!


Monday, May 14, 2018

5th Grade Take Climate and Weather to a New Level!

Fifth graders completed amazing Adobe Spark Pages on climate and weather of each U.S. region, in collaboration with science teachers, Ms. Manna and Ms. Anderson.  The students studied the differences between the two terms, learned the software, and worked together in teams to create these beautiful displays of their research.  Impressive fifth graders!

5Q New Orleans,Louisiana in the Southeast Region


5mAnchorageAlaska



5A Midwest. Chicago, Illinois




5B South east

Friday, May 11, 2018

Center School Sightings - Episode 18

Mrs. Brydges's Kindergarten play is an annual tradition at Center School.  Her students are the screenwriters, set designers, actors, and actresses.  

Another job well done by the super creative Mrs. Brydges and Mrs. Quirk and congratulations to the talented kindergarteners.

Enjoy Ferdinand!

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

First Graders Teach the Water Cycle!

First graders were so excited to be on the green screen!  Practicing their scripts and working on saying their lines together, they did a fabulous job showcasing the water cycle that they are learning in science class.  Special thanks to their first grade teachers:  Mrs. Campos, Mrs. Salvatore, Mrs. Silva, and Mrs. Kadis.

Enjoy!!

















Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Center School Sightings - Episode 17

Welcome to Paris!  The fourth graders take you to a Parisian cafe full of poetry, baristas and berets.  Enjoy the creativity of Mrs. McLeans's students...  get your fingers ready to snap!





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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Fourth Grade United States Region Projects!

The fourth graders rocked these multi-dimensional projects!

Working with their Social Studies teachers, Mrs. McLean and Mrs. Mengwasser, as well as in library with Mrs. Mulcahy on the True Flix online region books, students gathered research on each region's natural resources, climate, history, monuments, major cities, landforms, culture, food, animals, people and any other topics of interest!

Using the share feature on Google Presentations, students worked simultaneously and collaboratively to demonstrate their knowledge.  This included planning their vision and making decisions as a team on how to display the research, formatting the slides and organizing the presentation.

Each student then chose a focus in which to write a script and use the Doink app to film a scene from their region on the green screen, reporting on their chosen area.  The students were tasked with filming each other, and then exporting their videos and inserting them into the final presentations.


The result: A class presentation on each region of the United States!


The skills these fourth graders demonstrated through this project are too numerous to list.  I am incredibly proud of their collaboration and willingness to help each other produce their best work as they held each other accountable.


Enjoy!  Each one is so unique, feel free to check out all four!