Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Holiday Traditions!!

Celebrate the holidays with Center School Sightings!  Samantha, CSS videographer, captured the students in kindergarten through fifth grades as they put on a holiday assembly filled with song and cheer.  Enjoy!

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Another wonderful tradition takes place with Mrs. Quinn's fifth graders and their special guests.  In memory of her grandmother, Mrs. Quinn teaches her students how to write a memoir about a special person.  You'll laugh and you'll cry watching the students share their stories with their guests of honor.  Please contact Mrs. Quinn for video of the event in its entirety.  Excellent job fifth grade!

Friday, December 19, 2014

This is One You Don't Want to Miss!!

Mrs. Fritz and Mrs. Bombardier are songwriting geniuses! In a parody of the song, "Shake it Off," students in grades K-5 break up those syllables, prefixes, suffixes, and use morphology to understand words while reading!  Enjoy!!

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Center School Sightings - Saying Goodbye to 2014

CSS is going out with a bang in 2014!  The fifth graders did an amazing job on this episode, featuring incredible community service projects as well as third grade authors and first grade pizza chefs!

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Our Guest Speaker, Mrs. Bone, with an Important Message

Mrs. Bone came into the fifth grade technology integration class to share her knowledge and passion for recycling.  The students were really into it and asked great questions as well as shared what surprised them most.

A special thank you to Kayley, who came up with the whole idea, and to her Mom for the time, terrific slideshow and wonderful presentation.  We all learned a great deal about recycling!  The students will use what they learned in creating projects to teach others about recycling.

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Weather Brought to You by Grade One!

In conjunction with the first grade science weather unit being taught  the teachers,  the students created a Haiku Deck of weather words. They practiced reading, defining and finally identifying pictures relating to weather.  What a beautiful job the students did!!

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Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Not Blogs, GLOGS!

The fourth grade teachers created a science integrated technology unit for teaching the types of rocks to their students.  The students used Glogster to demonstrate their knowledge.  Glogster is an interactive tool that allows users to create virtual posters combining text, audio, video, images, and hyperlinks.
Take a scroll through these Glogs - amazing work by the entire fourth grade!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

USA Collages by the Second Grade

The second graders are studying landmarks and symbols of our country in their classrooms for Social Studies.  Using the app, Pic Collage, they made these amazing posters of sixteen pictures representing the USA to reinforce what their teachers were teaching.  Interesting note - we started this project before the Thanksgiving holidays and afterward, they could identify each and every picture!  Impressive learning and creating!!  We may have some future graphic designers among the second grade.

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