Mrs. Dianne's First grade class has been learning about the Human Body. The students learned about several important parts of the body and put these "people" together showing some of the parts! Pictured are Taylor Martinez and Olivia Savoie'.
Mrs. Gatlin and Mrs. Rodriguez's Second graders celebrated the 100th day of school by dressing up like they were 100 years old!
Mrs. Abby Morse's 3rd grade students connected with the Discovery Center of Springfield through a video conference to learn about animal habits, adaptations of predators and prey, and population control through food webs. Students were able to examine different animal skulls and identify the three different types of teeth to determine the animals role in an ecosystem. Finally students dissected owl pellets and used the bones found to determine the type of prey.
TPSS Students and Teachers will enjoy Easter Vacation / Spring Break beginning Friday, April 14, 2017 and return to school on Monday, April 24, 2017.
Mrs. Smith's Kindergarten class helped Pete the Cat find his missing magic sunglasses. Students participated in a student-centered, inquiry based lesson and worked in teams to problem solve and think critically as they solved clues to unlock a series of locks. Students covered skills such as subtraction, reading, directions, vocabulary, and sorting.
Dianne Cothern’s 1st grade class at Champ Cooper Elementary School is celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday by reading some of their favorite Seuss books.
Mark Richardson, an enthusiastic Math and Journey to Careers teacher changes the future one day at a time in his classroom. He empowers his students with uniquely structured assignments that keep them challenged and engaged. After researching the Health and Sciences cluster in Journey to Careers, the students were given an opportunity to view and participate in four internet-based interactive surgeries: cataract eye surgery, LASIK eye surgery, root canal, and hip resurfacing. These interactive surgeries allowed the students to experience what life could be like in the medical field as well as increase their knowledge of the human body. “Strong teachers don’t teach content. Google has content. Strong teaching connects learning in ways that inspire kids to learn more and strive for greatness.” (Eric Jenson) Students pictured above left to right: Raylynn Overman, Darryl Chandler, Ryan Raiford and Mr. Richardson, Skylar Schilling.
Students in Mrs. Reid and Mrs. April's Kindergarten classes are learning about the Water Cycle. Students were able to observe and participate in science experiments that went through the different cycles. Their favorite experiment was recreating precipitation. They loved seeing the clouds (shaving cream) fill up with water (blue food coloring) and then fall down like rain.
Students in Mr. Pisciotta's Science class are students working on building popsicle stick houses. The goal of this integrated STEM activity is to engineer a structure, then take linear measurements in order to find the surface area and volume of the structure.