Mrs. Henderson's 2nd graders were very busy. The picture below shows them enjoying creating a comic strip story after reading "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" with Mrs. Henderson's student teacher Miss Machael, and ...
... learning about their "What Am I" animals in their habitats, and ...
Mrs. Steele's 5th grade math classes at Mulberry made a human line plot. Students plotted their improvement from one math sprint to another. Students are holding their arms in the form of an "X" to demonstrate where they are on the line plot. Those holding the poster are holding a poster of a documented line plot.
Mrs. Hurlbut's 5th graders presented their Pioneer books to the 2nd grade class and studied about the Revolutionary War. They learned about how King George taxed colonists unfairly. The class had a king and parliament, as well as tax collectors. The tax collectors had to collect the student's tax of M&Ms!
Students in Ms. Fox’s class at West are working on a project for their “Waves and Light” unit. Their task is to create and design a pair of sunglasses that filter light waves. Students collaborated on prototypes that are made out of many different materials such as colored cellophane, projector transparencies, cardboard, pipe cleaners, straws, cotton, and yarn. After their models are complete, students will develop and market their products through press releases and commercials.
U.S. Government students participated in a mock caucus this past Monday. They ran both Democratic-style and Republican-style caucuses. They did the candidates at large (all candidates were lumped together in both caucuses). In both styles, Bernie Sanders was the clear winner. Mr. Rubio and Mr. Trump tied for 2nd.
Several MCSD model teachers took part in session 2 of the Differentiated Instruction Training. This is a three-part series where teachers learn strategies for designing and implementing differentiated lessons in their classrooms.