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Mrs. Sisco

Mrs. Sisco’s young learners have embraced various activities designed to aid in their memorization of facts, as well as understanding essentials of a structured day that include time management awareness. Learning and researching about different holidays has increased cultural awareness for these students, as well as inspiring varied multi- media art projects.

Learning to tell time and distinguish different forms of money is being introduced as the children work through their addition and subtraction skill sets.

Happy Holidays Graphic with Christmas Tree and Artsy Snowflakes

Mrs. Starner

Cultural awareness and mindfulness were primary themes for the students’ Language Arts Fair projects as they researched multi-culturalism, authors, arts and museums as well as learned about Myths and Fables.

This class of strong readers started their own reading and writing logs!  Structure – based chapter books were very popular this Fall along with learning about America’s first communities as a group. Sharing “fun facts” daily has increased these students historical knowledge base, as well as their current ideas of what tomorrow has in store for them

Miss Holly

Cultural awareness and mindfulness were primary themes for the students’ Language Arts Fair projects as they researched multi-culturalism, authors, arts and museums as well as learned about Myths and Fables.

This class of strong readers started their own reading and writing logs! Structure – based chapter books were very popular this Fall along with learning about America’s first communities as a group. Sharing “fun facts” daily has increased these students historical knowledge base, as well as their current ideas of what tomorrow has in store for them

Mrs. Hojnacki

Mrs. Hojnacki’s class has been creatively working on numerous project based activities this year. These projects encompass many life skills as well as speech and occupational therapy areas of work: organizational skills, time management, public speaking, writing, editing, team building, cooperative learning, various figurative language use and artistic media art forms. Their animal habitat projects were very impressive. Next up: The students will develop STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) inventions and create a commercial about them!

Mrs. Rusch

Mrs. Rusch and her enterprising students decided to create time capsules this school year. The students worked in teams and wrote notes explaining the importance and background of each item, or symbol selected.

An introduction to novel studies included prediction, characterization, and comprehension skills at bi-weekly book clubs.

Patriotism was the theme for social studies as the students created books about 911 and Flag and Constitution Day. The Industrial Revolution completed this Social Studies unit whereby the students became aware of the American Spirit of perseverance in the creation and sustainability of America.

Mrs. Rader

These upper level middle school students were introduced to computer coding utilizing, of all things, a software program and a Harry Potter wand! These Harry Potter fans are already reading Book 5 in the Harry Potter series of novels. In addition, this class was inspired to write their own novel utilizing different software program templates.

Science is the favorite subject of these Education Academy upper classmen and they are busy conducting winter experiments including rocket launches and bending candy canes for our upcoming science fair.