Carbondale Community School

The caterpillars are here!!!!

The caterpillars are here!!!!

  We are sure that you have heard all about the big news of the week…Vanessa cardui (aka…our painted lady butterfly caterpillars) are here!!!  The kids were thrilled at the beginning of the week when we let them in on our surprise – we are studying the life cycle of the painted lady!  We welcomed about 40 caterpillars to the classroom on Wednesday.  It was a busy day setting up our caterpillars in their special…

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The latest excitement in 3-4…

The latest excitement in 3-4…

4th graders are very excited to start their passages. They just completed some enthusiastic brainstorming.     The fourth graders have been corresponding with pen pals in Pakistan throughout the year. On Wednesday 32 students from Pakistan visited our school. The third and fourth graders partnered with 15 of those students. They spent time getting to know them and asking them questions. During recess, the CCS students taught them how to play American games such as kick…

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Growth Mindset and Earth Day Haiku

Growth Mindset and Earth Day Haiku

  Growth Mindset We have talked about learning from our mistakes and taking accountability. We’ve talked about why we continue to enjoy playing games even when we don’t win. A growth mindset can help kids be willing to try new things, stick with tasks that are difficult, push themselves to do their best work and believe in themselves and their ability to learn. We will continue to incorporate a growth mindset into our daily curriculum.…

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Poetry, art, and missing teeth!

Poetry, art, and missing teeth!

                              April is National Poetry Month and the 1st and 2nd Graders, aka poets, have been working hard on creating “I am” poems this past week!  Come check them out on the gallery wall across from the classroom! We have also been reading and exploring acrostic poetry. For Doodle Book we have been reading The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and have…

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And We’re Back!

And We’re Back!

Welcome back. We hope you all had a wonderful week with your children. We spent our first week back re-adjusting to our normal schedule, reflecting on The Big Event and reporting on our spring break experiences. Literacy update: Second grade book clubs are reading The Mixed Up Files of Basil E. Frankweiler, a Readers Theater entitled The Emperor’s New Suit and Junie B. Jones – Cheater Pants. We’re also working on knowing how to punctuate…

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