Love Our ACS Media Centers
Taylorsville Elementary, Jennifer Muscarelli
The Taylorsville Elementary students have had a busy start to 2022. They have talked about media and news literacy, created artwork using water colors, watched bald eagle chicks hatch, learned new games and started computer coding. The 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students have learned to play chess while K, 1st and 2nd have worked on Memory, Go Fish and Uno.
Hiddenite Elementary, Dr. Cheri Hudson
Our 2nd graders have been working on a Transportation Unit using the Lego Education Discover Kit. This week we have designed/built ramps and bridges. and discussed incline, gravity, and speed.
Our K-2 students have been learning about the sequence of events. The students used a community mat to design a plan, map out their sequence of events, and then programmed their Bee-Bots to travel to the various places from their plan. They are learning simple coding and using directional words as they complete their tasks.
Our 3-5th grade students are using Pro-Bots to complete a math review! They are assigned tasks, such as drawing various angles, then working with a partner they enter code into their Pro-Bot. The bot draws the design they created onto paper. The students then reflect on their design and make adjustments as needed to rewrite their code and change their design.
Ellendale Elementary, Erin Lewis
So excited to have 67 Ellendale students sign up for a new library card from the Alexander County Library! We are so happy to have such a great community partnership with our public library for students to access physical and digital resources.
Studies like the revolutionary new study from Stephen Krashen provide clear evidence that when it comes to a student’s reading, there is no question that libraries & school libraries — and their librarians — play the most critical role in helping them succeed. https://medium.com/everylibrary/school-libraries-are-the-only-thing-that-matters-bbef39f73727
Bethlehem Elementary, Allison Brown
3rd & 4th grade students at BES have spent time with Mrs. Esposito learning to code using Sphero BOLTS in Media class.
Sugar Loaf and Stony Point, Jennifer Robertson
Students at Stony Point repotted plants on Fun Friday.
Wittenburg Elementary, Scott Bowman
West Alexander Middle School, Kim Lowman
Seventh-grade WAMS students enjoyed using Pro-Bots in their Computer Science class. They practiced their coding skills by programming the Pro-Bit to make shapes using loops.