Thursday, October 15, 2015

This Week in Our Schools 10/12 - 10/16

Scroll down to view pictures of students engaged in learning this past week throughout our district! We have a lot of exciting learning opportunities happening district-wide!

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As part of the Quad Cities Visiting Artists series, elementary students got to experience the Portland Cello Project. (Return to Table of Contents)

Colorado kindergarten students in Mrs. Hines' and Mrs. Schumaker's class enjoyed a fall day at the Wapsi Pumpkin Farm in Longrove, IA. (Return to Table of Contents)

Mrs. Hartman's 5th grade class opening up their PLTW Launch robotics kits that will be used in the 4th and 5th grade science classes. (Return to Table of Contents)

Third graders from Mrs. Yahn's class are showing off their charcoal masks that they made in art class with art teacher Mrs. Foxen.  Charcoal is a great medium (drawing tool) to show value! (Return to Table of Contents)

Miss Jennifer's 3-year old preschool friends build literacy skills through read to self, listen to reading, and word work as part of their Daily 5 reading lesson. (Return to Table of Contents)

Mrs. Dusenberry's 1st graders showing off their new LUCY Caulkins writing curriculum! They are doing their best handwriting and learning how to write sentences that ask "I wonder" questions from their ELA (English Language Arts) book Amazing Whales! Beautiful writing and illustrations that always need to go with their words! (Return to Table of Contents)

Ms. Jennifer Hampton's students enjoying their school day at Grant Elementary! (Return to Table of Contents)

Ms. Lofgren's 4th grade class are doing a "Get Comfy and Read Day" for good behavior! (Return to Table of Contents)

Students at Madison showed their Homecoming Spirit last week! (Return to Table of Contents)

Students in Ms. Connor's science class released butterflies as part of their butterfly unit. (Return to Table of Contents)

Mr. Carlson's 3rd grade class learning about animal adaptations in science. (Return to Table of Contents)

Gifted and Talented students at Central are preparing for the Middle School Science Bowl. (Return to Table of Contents)

Ms. Golien's physical education class working on their punting skills. (Table of Contents)

Mr. Falkena's geology class' first field excursion to Loud Thunder Preserve and an outcrop just outside of Wildcat Den. Students identified rocks, examined the stratigraphic sequence, created geomorphic profiles, and practiced taking strikes and dips. (Return to Table of Contents)

Mr. Bobay's AP Chemistry students determined the identity of an unknown hydrate. (Return to Table of Contents)

Ms. Peterson's Freshman Academy students got to enjoy Maquoketa Caves as their classroom for the day! (Return to Table of Contents)

Teachers are learners too! Science and math teachers Janine Arnold, Erin Fox, Amy Lilienthal and Lynn Ralston, Instructional Coach Teresa Chavarria, and Curriculum Development Leader Laney Berry, participated in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) workshop where they learned about coding with many resources including robotic cars. The learning from their session will be used to help students help make connections between math and science and to engage them in hands-on, real life experiences.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm so jealous! I would have loved to have experienced some of these great opportunities back when I was a Muscatine student. :)