Friday, October 31, 2014

Boo!! It's Halloween and CSS has the latest!

The students had fun learning through Halloween centers and then took to the green for the annual parade!  Great costumes, exciting learning and a spooktacular day!

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CSS Special Report - 4th Grade Goes to Mt. Tom

The fourth grade had a wonderful field trip to Mt. Tom as part of their social studies and science learning - they saw a lot of exciting things and learned so much about the environment.  Enjoy!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Travel to the White House with the Second Grade!

These second graders are amazing!  First, they took a field trip to Washington D.C. (virtually of course!) and viewed all of the rooms in the White House.  Then they chose rooms they wanted to tell us about on the tour and practiced their lines over and over.  What a great social studies project to coordinate with what they are learning in class.   Finally, the performance day arrived!  So much to learn from these students!  Enjoy!!
Click here to go on your own virtual tour: Center goes to the White House.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

First Graders Make Sense!

As part of the first grade unit on fall, the first graders were asked to describe the fall season using their five senses.  As a class, we brainstormed and made lists.  Then each student completed a fall poem using words from our lists.  They did an excellent job with this writing project.    Congratulations first graders on a job well done!

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Friday, October 17, 2014

CSS Special Report - Lively Letters!

Episode 4  It was an exciting day in the world of news today. Mrs. Palazzi's kindergarteners had a visit from their first superstar, the letter A!  Learn all about the Lively Letters Program from fifth graders Claudia and Abby, who produced this CSS Special Report all on their own.  Impressive girls!!  Fantastic job Mrs. O'Gara, Mrs. Palazzi, kindergarten students, Claudia and Abby!  Enjoy!!

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Center School Sightings!

Episode 3  The Helping Hands Program kicks off, the fifth grade field trip and the book fair are the topics of this latest CSS Update.  Thank you to our loyal watchers!

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Johnny Appleseed!

The third graders spent time researching the legend of Johnny Appleseed through video and wrote lists of nouns and adjectives about the John Chapman in conjunction with the third grade social studies unit.  Then using Tagexdo, a combined list was used to create apple word clouds.  Terrific job third graders!

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Leaf Snap with First Grade!

The first graders have been studying leaves in science class and so we took a nature walk to collect different kinds of leaves.  Then using the Leaf Snap app, they found out all about the trees from which their leaves came.  It was amazing to see them using this technology and the excitement of what they found.   They finished by creating fall scenes on the Drawing Pad App.  Such impressive first graders!!

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Name That State! Game about the New England States

The fourth graders are studying the New England states in social studies class and created this awesome game from start to finish:  researched the states, wrote their scripts,  rehearsed, performed, and selected their background picture based on each state!  Wow!!

How well do YOU know your New England states?

Monday, October 6, 2014

Center School Sightings!

Episode 2 A special thank you to the PTO for the awesome guest speakers and a "Hurrah!" to the 5th graders on their carnival... enjoy the latest CSS newscast!  The fifth graders are getting a lot of practice in writing, public speaking, and organization, skills they will need in fifth grade and beyond!

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Time for Fall with First Grade!

The most beautiful season is upon us.  Using the Pic Collage App, the first graders followed multi-step directions, including choosing seasonal words from their science unit on fall in class to find wonderful pictures for their posters.  Enjoy!