many kinds of maps and mapping.
From mapping ourselves, to mapping our places in the world,
this concept will lead us through art, social studies, language arts,
to celebrate and focus on wonderful places, near and far
to view and enjoy wonderful art made by the students at CMCE
to enjoy a play by our Spanish Club, songs by our school chorus, and hundreds of student projects
to help build a NASA moon habitat
to eat a Philly pretzel, a "New York" hotdog, or rice representing various world locations
to go on an orienteering, map adventure on our school campus
Kindergarteners are studying maps, globes, atlases.
First graders hope to complete their Lincoln Memorial model this week
Second graders continue to explore the Cape Island Creek Nature Trail
Third graders are hosting "Reach for the Stars" - a presentation about our Solar System and our goals
4th and 5th graders are working on individual projects which highlight a world landmark. Places include: London's Tower Bridge, The Eiffel Tower, The Golden Gate Bridge, and The Leaning Tower of Pisa. How many landmarks do you know? Be sure to play the matching game at our May Festival!
6th graders: Michael is finishing his "Best Place to Live" project. Will is constructing a map of Africa, which will be used to highlight the diverse countries, tribes, and artwork. Conor and Dennis are assisting Mrs. Leonard by researching the various African tribes whose art styles will be featured in this year's art show.
Students have tested their political vocabulary, made gameboard-like maps,
constructed election booklets, and discussed the voting process.
Sixth graders gave debating a try…
“Should students have more time outdoors during the school day or not?”
Despite our rowdiness and loss of decorum, it was a worthwhile look at the work that goes into preparing for a real debate. The team that argued for additional outdoor time had more substantiated and logical points to their discussion, (Perhaps they did a better job of mapping-out their argument?). The moderator declares them, “The Winners.”
The prize? More time outdoors, of course!
Third grade PALS will take charge of the polls on November 4th to provide a voting experience for all interested students in 1st thru 3rd grades. During lunch, the students will vote on their favorite pet and ice cream. After the officials (third grade PALS) tally the vote, they will announce the winners.
Voting statistics will be used to produce graphs and to notice trends.
GATEWAY students discussed popular votes v.s. electoral votes.
They are encouraged to use blank Electoral Maps to chart the progress of the Presidential Election on Tuesday night.
Whoooooo are you?
We have started-out the year by mapping ourselves.
What are our interests? Talents? Personalities?
GATEWAY (4-6) students and 3rd grade PACE PALS completed
2-D owls and acrostic poems representing who they are.
GATEWAY Interest-a-Lyzers challenged each to think a little deeper about
priorities, dreams, wishes,
and (you guessed it)…interests!
PALS completed “If I Ran the School” to prioritize topics of interest.
Owls became the focus as students dissected owl pellets and researched a specific owl.
During this time, GATEWAY students learned how to use a computer program called KIDSPIRATION (Inspiration for kids)
to map their gathered facts, while 3rd grade PACE PALS created their maps by hand.
1st and 2nd grade PACE PALS are finally getting started now that much testing is out of the way.
They will join in the search for Whooooo they are and Whoooooosome of our New Jersey owl friends are…