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Family Math Game Night!

by Jaxon

CES third and fourth graders attended a Family Math Game Night on Wednesday evening, January 27th, in the CES gym.  Each student played two table games with their family members and then did an active math game with Mr. Lawry, predicting their heart rates and then measuring their heart rates as they were active and then still.  Every family went home with a packet containing all the materials necessary to play the games at home!

A Family Math Game Night for students in kindergarten, first, and second grades will be held on Tuesday, February 9th, at 6:00 PM at Central School.

Kindergarten Celebrates 100 Days of Learning!

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The kindergarten classes celebrated their 100th day of school on Friday, February 5th!! Each student brought in 100 of a small item which they glued to a hard paper. Then they had an ice cream party! There will be a weekend after their superior 100th day of school! Then on Monday it will be the 101st day of school!

Walk to School To Be Held on February 10th!

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Students and staff are encouraged to join Mr. Lawry on February 10th at 7:25 AM for our next Walk to School Day!!  We are gathering at Hetty Green Park. The grade with the most walkers will win the Golden Shoe Award!!  The class with the most walkers will receive a football chain.  Hope to see you there!!!

New Green Screen at Central!

Green Screen filming

Green Screen filming

by Jaxon

Green screen technology has come to Central School!  In December, Mrs.Kane introduced the new green screen.  It is located in the back room of the library, and it looks like a big green curtain on a frame.  There are also some very bright lights that shine on the green screen.

With the green screen, students can create video presentations that make it look like they are presenting from far away locations.  For example, the fourth graders were studying the solar system, so each student pretended to be reporting from some place in the solar system.  They were videotaped in front of the green screen, and then using an iPad app, they put the green screen video in front of a video of the place in the solar system, so it looked like they were reporting from that location.  Sadie and Moriah reported that the sun was incredibly hot!!  Emma S made it look like she was having trouble standing on a comet, and Kiahna reported that Neptune was very windy!

Third graders are now using the green screen to create video presentations as part of their biography unit.  Each student is reading a biography of a famous person and taking notes about his/her life.  Then the student is writing a first-person report, as if the student is the person he/she read about.  Next, the students dress up as their person and stand in front of the green screen to read the report.  Finally, the student will place photos from his/her person’s life behind the report video!  The goal is to have it look like the famous person is telling the audience about his or her life from a setting in his or her life!

Later this year the first graders plan to use the green screen to share their letters from the moon, and the second graders are planning to report on Mexico using the green screen!

The green screen that is at Central School is on loan for the winter.  If the projects are successful and beneficial, Mrs. Kane and Mr. Nemlich will look into buying or creating a green screen that can stay permanently at Central School!

First Grade Swimming

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by Ace

On Friday afternoons during January, Central School 1st graders are going swimming at the Edgar May Health Center in Springfield.  Nurse Anita was able to arrange the swimming field trips.  She said, “I talked with the Director of the Edgar May Health Center in Springfield.”  Nurse Anita added, “It is very important for students to learn about water safety and swimming skills, and it is also important to have fun!”

Second Grade Mapping

rsz_2016-02-05_150016by Denine

During January, second graders learned about mapping in second grade classes and the library too.   Mapping is part of the second grade social studies curriculum.  Students have been using Google Maps to explore the world and find their homes, and they have also used an iPad app called Explain Everything to create a Vermont map with a key.

Mrs. O. said, “We want students to learn what a map is, why we use them, and how to read a map.  The children will learn the cardinal directions and the names of the continents and oceans of the world.  We want the children to see where they fit into the world.  We are reading books about maps, reading maps and their keys, and looking at state maps and world maps.  We will be making maps of our classroom too!”

The second graders worked with Mrs. Smith to use an iPad app called Explain Everything. They added a blank map of Vermont to the app, and then the students added the Connecticut River, Bellows Falls, Montpelier, and the Green Mountains to the map!  As they added each item, they also added a key for the map!

The maps the students made are on display outside the second grade classrooms!

Healthy Teeth = Happy Smiles

Demonstrating a gentle brushing technique!

Demonstrating a gentle brushing technique!

by Stella

Dr. Emily Samuels, an orthodontist in Springfield and and Walpole, visited Central School on Monday, January 25, 2016, to teach students about taking care of their teeth. Dr. Samuels met with each class to talk about brushing and flossing to keep teeth clean and healthy. Everyone should brush their teeth in the morning and at night, and on the weekends you should brush your teeth after each meal. Flossing should happen once a day. Dr. Samuels encouraged everyone to keep all their teeth healthy so that they can have them all their life!

Second Annual Rockin’Ham 5K Race Announced!!

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During Monday Morning Meeting on January 4th, Mrs. Pickering announced the second annual ROCKIN’HAM 5K RACE!!!  Everyone who participates will help raise money for the PTO.  The race will take place on April 2nd at the Rockingham Recreation Center in Bellows Falls.  There will be a raffle during the event as well, and students will be helping to sell raffle tickets when we get closer to race day.  Mr. Lawry also announced that he will be hosting two running clubs this year, one for younger students, and one for older students.  More details will be coming soon, but one thing he promised is that, if you participate in the running club, you will get to RUN IN THE HALLS!!

Mrs. Pickering said, “The goals for this race are to have fun, to build a lot of community spirit, and to make money for Central School.”  When asked why it is important for people to participate in the race, she said, “Running in the race will help people feel good, they will be part of a fun event, and they will be creating a healthy habit.  Remember,” she added, “people don’t have to run; they can walk the race course!”

Look for more details soon, and remember to sign up right away to participate in the Rockin’ham 5K!!

Ted Scheu the Poetry Guy Returns to Central!

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Ted Scheu the Poetry Guy came back to Central School!  Ted arrived on Monday morning, January 11th, and he spent three days working with kindergarten, first, and second graders on writing poetry.  On Wednesday evening, Ted hosted a family poetry night.  Students were able to read their poetry to the audience, and then parents and children wrote poetry together!

img_0490Mrs. Durand said, “I think the students had a lot of fun, and the teachers did too! Everyone enjoyed Ted’s sense of humor, and it was fun to see the parents participate during the evening event.”  She added, “I think the kids learned that poetry can be simple and fun, and they learned to have confidence that they can write poetry!”

Ted’s residency at Central School came about thanks to the Children’s Literacy Foundation’s Year of the Book grant!

Spaghetti Supper a Success!

by Jasalyn

On Friday, January 15th, at the Moose Family Lodge, Central School families and community members enjoyed a spaghetti supper to raise money for the CES Parent Teacher Organization.  Families were able to have spaghetti  with meat sauce or vegetarian sauce as well as yummy garlic bread!  The event raised $450 for the PTO!