Where In The World?
Geographical Wonders CES held their annual Geography Bee this week. Fourth grader, Marcus Calandra, barely edged out fifth grader, Orion Holton, by one question to become the CES 2015 Geography Bee Champion! Marcus will now be preparing for the next competition, the state level. Pictured are Marcus Calandra, Mr. Koeppe, and Orion Holton.
TAR ~ Book of the Month
My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter. ~Thomas Helm
Teachers are readers. We even have a club known as TAR – Teachers As Readers. We meet monthly, with everyone reading and discussing our book of the month.
We would like to share our passion with you by introducing you to our book of the month. This year we have chosen to read the Grand Canyon Reader Award nominees. There are nine books, which will be read by schools throughout the state. Teachers, librarians and students will vote for their favorite in April.
This month we are reading “Justin Fisher Declares War!” by James Preller. Click HERE to read his Blog.
As Lobo Pup's, we strive to develop and demonstrate positive Character Traits. Each month we practice weekly activities to help achieve this goal. At our monthly PositivePaws Assembly, one student from each class will be honored, who has demonstrated the monthly character trait. (Check our calendar for assembly dates and times).
Character Trait for August is Respect
Character Trait for September is School is Cool
Character Trait for October is Health and Prevention
Please take a few minutes and click here to explore inquiry-based mathematics. The link will take you to a web page where you can explore the shift in teaching and learning mathematics by watching a video, viewing lesson plans and identifying the components of successful math instruction. The goal of the video is to help viewers understand the difference between inquiry-based mathematics and the traditional math classroom. We hope this will help you understand how and why your child is approaching mathematics in a variety of ways.
CES 5th grader Nipuna G. was presented with this certificate from the COCSD Governing Board for attaining the highest score on the “2014 AIMS Math Test.”
Students in fourth grade read Ray Bradbury's short science fiction story "All Summer In A Day" as part of their English Language Arts curriculum. This is a haunting story about life on the Planet Venus. To dispell some of the gloom, the students write poetry about the things they enjoy most about summer here on Earth. Mrs. Epperson, somehow finds the time each year to come over to CES and film the students reciting their poems in front of a green screen. Then she uses images chosen by the children as a background and creates this keepsake for them to share. Click here to view the student's sharing their summer plans and memories.