Green Eggs & Ham?
Please join us Friday, February 28 for breakfast. We will be dining on green eggs and ham as we kick off our Dr. Seuss birthday celebration. Besides eating a scrumptious breakfast, students will be treated to a multitude of Dr. Seuss stories read by members of our community. We will also be participating in Read Across America. Students are invited to wear their "PJ's," no slippers please!
Say "I Love You" with a book
Stop by our Annual Scholastic Book Fair, which is located in the CES Library. The fair will begin Thursday, February 12 and continue through Monday February 23. The library will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Treat yourself or someone else to a great story.
Writing on the Wall
Imagine living under an overhanging rock in an ancient stone apartment building, where people recorded their stories using rocks, paint or ashes on the walls.
The fourth grade students at Cottonwood Elementary School had read all about the people who lived here. They completed an online scavenger hunt becoming familiar with who these people were and how they lived, but to see it up close was awe-inspiring.
The people at Pink Jeep Tours, provided this opportunity for all 6 of our 4th grade classes. That is nearly 150 students, who traveled to Sedona and experienced the royal treatment. With 8 students and 1 adult chaperone per jeep, we took an excursion into the past. Our guides shared their knowledge of the trails, fauna, flora, animals and people of the area. They were the perfect hosts bringing all the things we
had learned about the Ancients to life.
Where In The World?
Geographical Wonders CES held their annual Geography Bee this week. Fourth grader, Marcus Calandra, barely edged out fifth grader, Orion Holton, by one question to become the CES 2015 Geography Bee Champion! Marcus will now be preparing for the next competition, the state level. Pictured are Marcus Calandra, Mr. Koeppe, and Orion Holton.
As Lobo Pup's, we strive to develop and demonstrate positive Character Traits. Each month we practice weekly activities to help achieve this goal. At our monthly PositivePaws Assembly, one student from each class will be honored, who has demonstrated the monthly character trait. (Check our calendar for assembly dates and times).
Character Trait for August is Respect
Character Trait for September is School is Cool
Character Trait for October is Health and Prevention
Please take a few minutes and click here to explore inquiry-based mathematics. The link will take you to a web page where you can explore the shift in teaching and learning mathematics by watching a video, viewing lesson plans and identifying the components of successful math instruction. The goal of the video is to help viewers understand the difference between inquiry-based mathematics and the traditional math classroom. We hope this will help you understand how and why your child is approaching mathematics in a variety of ways.
CES 5th grader Nipuna G. was presented with this certificate from the COCSD Governing Board for attaining the highest score on the “2014 AIMS Math Test.”
Students in fourth grade read Ray Bradbury's short science fiction story "All Summer In A Day" as part of their English Language Arts curriculum. This is a haunting story about life on the Planet Venus. To dispell some of the gloom, the students write poetry about the things they enjoy most about summer here on Earth. Mrs. Epperson, somehow finds the time each year to come over to CES and film the students reciting their poems in front of a green screen. Then she uses images chosen by the children as a background and creates this keepsake for them to share. Click here to view the student's sharing their summer plans and memories.