Skyping on "Dot Day!"

NPES kindergarten students skyped with kindergarten students in Iowa!  They shared their creative “dot” drawings!  We are celebrating International Dot Day this week.  Every year on September 15, innovative educators around the world celebrate International Dot Day by making time to encourage their students’ creativity. Take time to read the treasured story by Peter H. Reynolds, The Dot.

O.R.E.O. Project 2012

Third grade students participated in the O.R.E.O. Project 2012!  They used the scientific method to discover how many Oreos® they could stack before the Oreos® tumbled!
Ms. Schumpert’s class stacked 28 Oreos! Schools all over the world can participate in the O.R.E.O. Project. Results from classrooms are averaged and posted on the O.R.E.O Project website.

The steps of the scientific method include:

  • Ask a Question
  • Do Background Research
  • Construct a Hypothesis
  • Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment
  • Analyze Your Data and Draw a Conclusion
  • Communicate Your Result

September – National Library Card Sign Up Month!

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month!
http://atyourlibrary.org/library-card-sign-month

If you don’t have a public library card, this month is a great time to go get one! They are FREE! We are keeping track of students and teachers with a public library card in the Learning Commons. If a class has 100% participation, they will earn a prize! You have ALL MONTH to show us your card!

Child' Best Reading Audience

Meet Emily!
Once a week, Emily, a therapy dog, and her owner, stop by the Park North Apartments in Lexington. “I think it’s just the comfort of having an animal close by to listen to the student who’s non-threatening,” said Van Bowers, the New Providence Elementary School principal. “The kids feel at ease. They’re not nervous about reading.”

Read the entire news article on WISTV.com!
Child’s Best Reading Audience