Tuesday, October 28, 2014

CeVMS Students Help Those Seeking Citizenship

Mrs. Collins' 8th Grade US History classes are partnering with Manos De Cristo to help people enrolled in their Citizenship Classes. The students are creating study materials that can be used to prepare for the citizenship test that must be passed to become a US citizen.
Learn more about Manos de Cristo's programs here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Next Gen Trailblazers Learn About Atomic Structure

Students in Mrs. Gregory's 8th grade science class are studying the structure of an atom. Students began with Google Classroom. On Day One, they watched a video on atomic structure and then created a Google Drawing illustrating all that they know (and learned) about atomic structure. On Day Two, students reviewed a Google Slides presentation on atomic structure and took Cornell notes using Google Documents. And on Day Three, students applied their knowledge by creating atomic models of the first seven elements found on the periodic table using M&Ms. So they could use this activity as a study guide, students took pictures of each element model and created a data table that included; elements, atomic numbers, atomic mass, an image of each model, and the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons of each element. All three days, students; 1) were highly engaged in their work, 2) asked many high-level questions, 3) created their own knowledge, and 4) had fun while learning.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Students Are LOVING Mrs. G's Interventions!

Mrs. Goldenberg has recently begun using iStation with her students during intervention time in her English/Language Arts classroom. Through the use of animation and game-like interactions, iStation blends direct, systematic instruction with pure fun!  

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Morning Coding Party!

CeVMS students were invited to participate in Code.org's Hour of Code this morning. Why code? Check out these statistics:

The kids had a great time and, who knows, maybe they will be inspired to pursue a future in computer science!