Fifth graders came to technology class today to help our first graders get started with Osmo numbers, a math game that keeps kids engaged and focused on the task at hand. What a great afternoon! Thank you Ms. Reed and Mrs. Quinn!
This is Center's month of code, modeled after the International Hour of Code. Throughout the month, students in grades K-5 take part in many different coding activities. From Dash Blockly, Dance Party and Minecraft on https://code.org/ (among hundreds of others!), to Osmo coding, Hopscotch and Scratch, children engage in sequencing skills, problem solving, collaboration, creating content, and the list goes on. Children love to continue this work at home! Congratulations to fifth grader, Addy, whose Hopscotch creation was chosen as one of it's featured projects with over 18,000 plays! So proud of our Center Coders! Please click to enlarge!
Second grade teachers Mrs. Gildersleeve, Mrs. Bocchino, Mrs. Moore and Ms. Anderson's creativity was on full display just a couple of days before Thanksgiving! They led their students through a lot of preparation and practice to complete a Reader's Theater of The First Thanksgiving. The second graders did such a great job, their teachers wanted to share it with you!! Enjoy!
You may have heard about Murphy, Center's Dog Assisted Interventionist, who now has 420 new friends! He completed his Meet and Greets with the students this week, and will begin work in our Paws4Cardinals program very soon. Enjoy all of the pictures of the students by clicking on Murphy's school photo on his website. We hope you are able to read about this innovative program at Center!
Special thanks to Xander's Mom, Sergeant Fowler, from the United State Army. She, along with Sergeant Coachman and Sergeant Lewis taught the kindergarteners about service to our country and what Veteran's Day is all about. Thank you Sergeants for your service. These kindergarten faces are so sweet!
Second grade has been busy in traveling the country through the use of our LEEF grant Virtual Reality goggles to learn about our US landmarks! Today they take YOU with them on a tour of each one. They worked hard on speaking clearly and using expression. The second graders did such a great job, you may see them on the next travel show! Enjoy!
The fourth graders produced their own movies to see how well YOU know your New England states! First, they collaboratively researched their states. Secondly, each group of students wrote their scripts together. Thirdly, they decided on a green screen background, and lastly, they used the DoInk app to film one another, encouraging expression in their voices. From beginning to end, so proud of their efforts! Fourth graders can do it all!! Now let's see how YOU do in their gameshow!
Two second grade students and a fourth grade student took it upon themselves to ask if they could bring in some technology projects they've been working on at home. Knowing this is such a great opportunity for leadership and for the classes to learn from their peers, I definitely took them up on their request!
Jack taught the second graders all about Stop Motion by showing examples he made and instructing students in making their own. Bella showcased her work on iMovie trailers, by directing interested students in creating a class trailer. Langdon brought in Nintendo Switch, and explained how he built the parts that work in the games played on the Smartboard.
All three students were excelled in their presentation and instructing classmates. The students learned a lot and had such a great time doing so! It was a joy to watch our tech experts in action!