Electricity Stations at Trevvett ES

Electricity Stations at Trevvett ES

Librarian Marsha Moseley collaborated with Mrs. Grossman’s 4th grade class in late February for a lesson on electricity. She set up electricity stations where students used an “energy stick” to learn about open and closed circuits, a static electricity generator and a variety of materials to learn about conductors, and littleBits to learn about series and parallel circuits. It was a fun 45 minutes of hands-on learning! Below are some pictures of the lessons.

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Dr. Seuss Day at Lakeside ES

Dr. Seuss Day at Lakeside ES

Here are some pictures from National Read Across America and Dr. Seuss Day at Lakeside Elementary School last Thursday. Teachers, Staff, and students had lots of fun dressing up as their favorite Dr. Seuss characters and reading! To learn more about Read Across America and Dr. Seuss Day, click here, and make sure to check out the HCPS TV videos of other Dr. Seuss Day events here.

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Longdale ES and Glen Allen ES have mystery hangout

Longdale ES and Glen Allen ES have mystery hangout

Second grade students at Longdale Elementary had a blast participating in a Mystery Hangout with students from Glen Allen Elementary School. As a team, the students used questioning and map skills to determine the GAES students’ mystery state. We can’t wait to do it again!

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Coding the Continents

Coding the Continents

In last Thursday’s library lesson, the students in Ms. Parrish’s 2nd grade class at Montrose Elementary were provided with a template that has the map of the world and two sprites, one to show the continents and one to show the oceans. They logged into their Scratch accounts and remixed the template.  The students programmed the alligator to move to the different continents and say where they were located. As a follow up, students can program the diver to move to the five different oceans.

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Henrico Reading Warriors Visit Ratcliffe ES

Henrico Reading Warriors Visit Ratcliffe ES

Last week, Henrico High School librarian, Christina Thrasher, arranged for her Henrico Reading Warriors to come to Ratcliffe Elementary School to read holiday stories to the students. About 20 football players along with their coach came. They went to each classroom and were greeted by surprised and mesmerized students. The students and teachers really enjoyed their visit and these young men were such strong reading role models for our students. Kudos to Christina for having this program available

Group pic--Henrico HS reading warriors  HHS Wide Receiver reading to 1st grade

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Eric Litwin visits Fair Oaks Elementary

Eric Litwin visits Fair Oaks Elementary

Eric Litwin visited Fair Oaks on Oct.12. He signed books and had lunch in the library with writing contest winners. Everyone had a great time!  The event was the provided for as part of a collaborative literacy grant written by librarian Kim Slayton and art teacher Corinne Schofield. The grant was awarded by the Henrico Education Foundation and will support a school-wide literacy project.  Before the visit, Slayton created hands on lessons that incorporated singing and reading in preparation. A video of highlights of these lesson can be seen here.  More information on the HEF grants can be found here.

 

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