Mooresville Graded School District
A glimpse at the good stuff happening in our schools!
Happy December to You!
It's a busy time at PVES!
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EMIS is Thankful!
MIS Students "Travel" to Egypt!
As a culmination to their Ancient Egypt unit, sixth grade students at MIS participated in an interactive and engaging virtual reality experience! For the first time, they had the opportunity to travel to Egypt to see the Great Pyramids and the incredible Sphinx using Google Expeditions on our iPads. Students were also able to further investigate Egypt’s culture and history through an Ancient Egypt scavenger hunt, pyramid building stem activity, and a CSI King Tut investigation. They had a blast!
I spy a butterfly!
Near the end of the 1st Quarter unit on Natural Selection, MMS 8th grade students discussed camouflage as a strategy for survival and how/why it evolved in some organisms. The teachers used butterflies because most kids are somewhat familiar with them and the vast array of colors and patterns they have. The students were each given a plain white cutout of the shape of a butterfly and they had to find a place anywhere in the classroom to "hide" their butterfly by coloring it to match a place of their choosing. The goal was to have it blend in and disappear with its background. They taped them in place and the next day had a gallery walk with all of the classes allowing each class to view the others' butterflies. Check out a few of the examples below... Can you spy the butterflies?
Great team chemistry is the key to reviewing for 13.5 week assessments at MHS!
MIWAYE students give thanks and give back!
...and yes, it's perfectly acceptable to gift one to yourself, too!