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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Arthur Ashe Jr ES awarded 3 Donors Choose Projects.

Arthur Ashe Jr ES awarded 3 Donors Choose Projects.

The Arthur Ashe Jr. Elementary School library has been awarded 3 Donors Choose Projects this year.

The projects include: “Lego of My Imagination”, which helped purchase materials to create and use in a Lego wall as well as Lego books, “Who’s Who in the Library”, which purchased 20 biographies for the library and was funded in large part by author Brad Meltzer, and “No Child Left Behind in the Library”, which funded the purchase of Braille books, board books, and books in Spanish. Altogether the projects help fund nearly $800 of materials.

for more information on Donor Choose, click 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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Fair Oaks receives new grant

Fair Oaks receives new grant

Kim Slayton, librarian at Fair Oaks, co-wrote a collaborative grant with Corinne Schofield, art teacher. They were recently awarded a second HEF grant that will support a school-wide gardening experience to improve the courtyard, a local artist painting a wall mural, and purchasing books for all students.

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Steven K. Smith visits Longdale ES

Steven K. Smith visits Longdale ES

For the past few months, students and teachers at Longdale Elementary School have been reading books from the Virginia Mysteries series, written by Steven K. Smith. The  author spoke with 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at Longdale last week. They talked about what makes a great book, the importance of editing, and the historical places he chose for the settings  in his books.  A trivia contest was held the week before, with winners receiving personally autographed copies of the books.

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