12-14 Early Release
14 Last Day of School
18 SB Meeting
Next week will be the beginning of SOL Testing here at Charles City Public Schools. Please click here to view a calendar of testing dates.
Students in first grade classes participated in a lesson and activity on planting seeds today. Ms. Williams, guest reader, and Ms. Evans, instructional assistant, coordinated activities for first grade students to use their knowledge of how plants grow and recycling to make flower planters from recycled milk cartons. Students learned about how seeds and plants spread in the wild and then planted their own flower seeds to watch grow!
Fun times in our Maker Space today at CCES. Two of our 4th grade classes created marshmallow launchers. We talked about force and motion and ways to design the launchers that will make them travel farther. Some of the students even changed the design of the launcher to make the marshmallows travel farther and faster. They asked lots of questions relating to force and motion. Lots of fun!
Parents and students spent the evening walking around to classrooms searching for the next fun reading or math activity. Students had the chance to:
Ms. McNulty's class museum provides an opportunity for students to literally touch the past, a past that reflects an area specific to Charles City. Students get the opportunity to become curators for visitors and guests that stop by. Look soon for pictures of fifth graders hosting the kindergarteners as they take a "museum field trip" to 5th grade. Our fifth grade students love showing off their museum!Fifth grade hallway pictures include Ms. McNulty's students' "Our New World!". During their study of geographic landforms, students created continents based on what humans would want or need while exploring. The class watched the scene from "Elizabeth" where Sir Walter Raleigh describes hope upon finding land. They applied that with what they would "hope" to find after being trapped in a crowded ship for months. In addition to the colorful continents, students put together a "Non-Fiction Text Features About Me" as a great way to get the year started with a reminder of what non-fiction features are and a way to present themselves. Finally, students introduced themselves to Ms. McNulty with "I am..." strips displaying how her students see themselves.
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