Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

We send you out on Thanksgiving break with this CSS episode on the Second Grade Thanksgiving Museum!  The second graders worked hard to learn about and create artifacts to teach the museum visitors about the voyage of the Mayflower, the pilgrims' daily life, the clothing worn by the Wampanoags and pilgrims and what the first feast looked like.  It was fantastic!!

Thank you to CSS staff Colin, Zack and Sydney for catching the essence of the museum - a truly wonderful job by the second graders!!

To view all episodes of CSS, please visit our website:  Center School Sightings Newscast

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Double Dose of the PeaceBuilders Program!

We have begun the PeaceBuilders program this year!   Find out what it's all about!!

From the PeaceBuilder's website: "its essence is a common language - six principles, taught, modeled and practiced.  These same principles set behavioral expectations, reduce aggression, and transform the climate and culture of the environment to one which is cooperative, supportive, productive and academically successful."

Part One:  Learn all about this program from all of our students at Center!

Part Two:  Grammy Award Nominated Singer/Songwriter and Children's Author of The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade, Justin Roberts, was brought to Center for an all day presentation/workshop through a LEEF Grant funded to our media specialist, Lynne Elfeky.  It was an amazing presentation and fit into our PeaceBuilders program perfectly.

To visit all of our CSS episodes, please go to our website: Center School Sightings Newscast

Monday, November 23, 2015

First Grade Writers 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 learned how to download and type a document, as well as change the background color. They did an excellent job with this writing project.    Congratulations first grade poets!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Second Grade White House Correspondents!

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.  In preparation for this project, the students reviewed how to project their voices, speak slowly and clearly plus add enthusiasm (pizzazz!).  They practiced their lines over and over at home and in their classrooms (thank you parents and teachers!).  They did a truly sensational job delivering their lines - an exemplar for all!

What a great social studies, reading and public speaking project to coordinate with what they are learning in class. So much to learn from these smart second graders!

Enjoy!!  Click here to go on your own virtual tour: Center goes to the White House