Wednesday, September 30, 2015

First Grade Authors - Beautiful Butterfly Books!

As the first graders studied butterflies, they used the iPad app, Butterfly HD, to read about the stages of a butterfly's life cycle, view pictures, learn fun facts and even take "pop quizzes." 
Next, we discusses what the students had learned in their classrooms and through the iPad app in technology.  We recorded our facts in the iPad app, Book Creator.  
Finally, using the Flipsnack website, we posted them here as books for you to flip through.  Amazing job first graders!

~ Click to read - it goes full screen!  Be sure to turn on volume at the top for "flip" sounds! ~

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Center School Sightings - Episode 2

Center School celebrates the International Day of Peace through music, presentations, and our PeaceBuilders pledge.  Join our CSS reporter and videographers who were "live on the scene!"

The fifth grade is learning fast!  This episode was created entirely by them - so impressive!

Enjoy!   Be sure to visit our website for all episodes of CSS!  Center School Sightings

Friday, September 18, 2015

Third Grade Studies 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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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Guest Director Films Kindergarten and 5th Grade Buddies!

It's buddy time - always an exciting time for fifth graders and for kindergartens!!  A third grader, Alex, volunteered to create the entire CSS for this special occasion.  Last year, Alex took a course on iMovie.  He put his knowledge to great use by filming, editing, directing... well, he did it all!  Thank you Alex!

Enjoy!      For our 5th Grade CSS website please click here:  CSS Newscasts!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

All About Second Grade!

The second graders did an amazing job creating these beautiful posters on their laptops!  This was a multi-step, challenging project in which they learned a great deal and now we get to learn about them!  Look for the posters in the school hallways... here are a few samples!  Way to go second grade!!



Tuesday, September 8, 2015

First Center School Sightings Newscast of the School Year!

For those of you new to Center, CSS (Center School Sightings) is a newscast produced entirely by the fifth graders!  We have our own website ( and will always be posted on this blog.  LCTV 12 also shows CSS on Tuesdays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 11:00am starting in the fall.

It's an excellent way to learn about all of the happenings at Center!

Our first episode covers the opening All School Assembly and an introduction to our new Peace Builders Program!


Monday, September 7, 2015

Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year! Kindergarteners are Unique!

Our first graders read the book, Elmer and Rose by David McKee, which taught us about the meaning of the word unique.  Students then took to their iPads using the app Scribble Press to draw three things that made them unique and to photograph their unique selves!  We love our first graders!





Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year from the Third Grader Voices in QR Codes!

What I did this summer and my goals for the year, tech style - a new twist on an old idea!  Using Vocaroothe third graders made audio QR codes by recording their voices.  Then they used the QR Scan app on the iPads to hear about all of the wonderful summer memories and goals for the year their classmates made!

Get your QR scan ready to hear these wonderful third graders!  

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