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Brenda B Burkett

Move Over Alice Cooper…..

https://youtu.be/tMJgy02mSAg Van Bowers, Director of Elementary Schools, performed with Marty Fort and his band at NPES this morning!  Mr. Bowers enjoys music and especially playing guitar.  He entertained the audience with a rendition of Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry and Folsom Prison Blues, by Johnny Cash.  Mr. Fort, also a …

Animals!

Students at NPES enjoyed learning about various SC animals from Mr. Sean Poppy!  Mr. Poppy is from the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory with the University of Georgia.  Pictured with Mr. Poppy is Mrs. Erica Millwood, our STEM teacher. He brought 2 amphibians (bull frog and spotted salamander), 5 reptiles (glass lizard, …

Author Jarrett J. Krosoczka Visits NPES!

Author Jarrett J. Krosoczka is visiting NPES this morning! Jarrett writes and illustrates picture books (Punk Farm, Baghead), graphic novels (Lunch Lady), and chapter books (Platypus Police Squad, Jedi Academy)! He appeals to all of our students! Jarrett is FANTASTIC and so interesting! In addition to his children’s books, he has a weekly …

Paper Cup Telephones!

Ms. Mabry’s fourth grade students are learning all about sound and vibration. They crafted their own paper cup telephone today during class.  What a fun time doing all the experiments and learning!  Watch the steps for making the paper cup telephone! The iPad app Shadow Puppet Edu was used to …

Onomatopoeia! WOW!

Third grade students in Ms. Watkins’ classroom wrote comic strips that made use of onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeia is defined as a word, which imitates the natural sounds of a thing. It creates a sound effect that mimics the thing described, making the description more expressive and interesting. (Literary Devices)  Listen to …

St. Patrick’s Day – Graphs & Data!

Kindergarten students in Ms. Derrick’s classroom sorted, counted, graphed, and analyzed data today!  They used Lucky Charms cereal to determine the number of various marshmallow pieces in the box. You will have to inquire which shape they found the most and least! St. Patrick’s Day Project

Plants!

Students in Ms. Duckett’s first grade class have been learning all about plants!  They are becoming familiar with the parts of a plant, what a plant needs, and the life cycle of a plant. The students created a MS PowerPoint presentation to share their learning.  The students used the shape …

Personification!

Third grade students are studying Figurative Language.  Ms. Hill’s students wrote examples of Personification and then illustrated their example.  Personification is when an object is given human qualities.  Listen and watch a few examples recorded by Eli using the Puppet Edu iPad app ! Personification Examples  

Harlem Renaissance

Fifth graders at NPES celebrated their four week study of the “Harlem Renaissance” with poetry, art, music, and food this week in the Learning Commons.  The students enjoyed red beans & rice, cornbread, and lemonade while viewing their artwork from the unit study and listening to their classmates’ readings of their Harlem Renaissance poetry or non-fiction writing. …

3D Shapes!

Kindergarten students in Ms. Derrick’s classroom enjoyed creating 3D Shape Posters today!  They used the iPad app PicKids to take pictures of 3D objects such as cubes, spheres, cylinders, cones and rectangular prisms. The students labeled the shape using the text feature in PicKids.  Take a look at their 3D Shape Posters!