Monday, March 31, 2014

SPRING Has Sprung in First Grade!

The first graders didn't let a little snow and ice get in their way today as they designed beautiful Spring collages using the Pic Collage app on the iPads.  Maybe their pictures will bring warmer weather our way!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Second Graders Rock!

Using mnemonic strategies to remember the types of rocks, second graders created Pic Collages to view.  Then they were able to compare and contrast the types of rocks.  What creativity they demonstrated!  (Click to enlarge collages)




Friday, March 21, 2014

Thank you LEEF for Making Our Board SMART

Through the generosity of LEEF, the technology integration room was awarded a Smart Board, which is an interactive whiteboard that uses touch detection to make lessons even more engaging for the students, meets every learning style,  and motivates students to stay on-task, participate and learn.

Here are a some ways we are using the new Smart Board this week to engage students in the curriculum:  (Click pictures to enlarge)



The Season of Spring

Rhyming Poetry 


Finding Wall Words


More Rhyming

First Grade

Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives!




Second Grade

Learning the Types of Rocks

How to Answer a Multiple Choice Question

Fifth Grade


Editing in iMovie

Friday, March 14, 2014

Center School Sightings!

Surgery, Sandwiches, and Sydni are features for the latest installment of CSS!  Enjoy!

To see past episodes, please check out our CSS website: Center School Sightings

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Wacky Weather Wordles

What's a wordle?  It's a word cloud, and in second grade, it's a wacky weather word cloud!  The students researched weather and made a list of as many words as they could find.  Then using their creativity, they made these awesome designs!  Please CLICK on picture to see enlarged photos.