Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Student Created Movies Earn Academy Awards!

Technology Integration at its finest!  The fifth grade teachers immersed the students in all things colonial with a culminating writing project -  first person journals of the life and times of colonists.  From there, they guided students to create an original screenplay depicting an actual event during the 1600s.

From that knowledge, the students did the job of hundreds of professionals as they revised and practiced their screenplays,  became actors and actresses, and mastered chroma key green screen technology.

In post production, they performed the tedious work of editing as well as becoming sound designers, visual effect artists and title/credit creators. 

What a way to showcase their immersion in colonial times as part of the fifth grade curriculum!   And the Oscar goes to...  

Mrs. Quinn's Class

Mrs. Risler's Class

Ms. Manna's Class

Academy Awards Event!



Saturday, May 28, 2016

CSS - End of the Year Update! Episode 19

Hello Center School Sightings fans!!  This episode brings you a look into the third grade biography presentations, Mrs. McLean's Poetry Cafe, and the annual second grade egg drop! Enjoy!

Special thank you to the fifth graders and their teachers for producing CSS all year long!

Please visit our website for other CSS episodes:  Center School Sightings Newscast

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Center School Health Facts!

Andrew O'Loughlin, a nursing student from UMass,  came to teach Mrs. McLean's fourth graders about the importance of exercise.  The students definitely impressed him with all of the activity they do on a daily basis!  To share what they learned, the students created a Center School Health Facts episode under Mr. O'Loughlin's direction.  Enjoy and stay active!


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Fourth Grade Inventor's Websites!

Fourth graders have become web designers!  Becoming their inventor and writing a first person account of the life and invention was the topic for these fantastic websites!  Images and videos included!  Well done Grade 4!
Mrs. McLean

Ms. Stone

Ms. Hanson

Mrs. McColgan

CSS: Mrs. Brydges Kindergarten Play! Episode 18

The kindergarten plays kick off with Mrs. Brydges and Mrs. Quirk's class.  CSS was live on scene to capture all of the action!  This segment includes some of the fifth graders' favorite parts!  Enjoy!

Please visit our website for other CSS episodes:  Center School Sightings Newscast