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Kindergartners Set Goals with Seesaw

The word "goals" spelled in game pieces.

Each month, information is collected in kindergartners’ data notebooks to document growth throughout the school year.  In November, students from Mrs. Fitzgerald’s kindergarten class created reading goals based on the information collected in September, October and November.   Students created goals to be on a certain reading level, to fluently read a particular number of sight word lists, or to master ... Read More »

PicCollage for the Littles

PicCollage is a creation app that is used frequently in my Kindergarten classroom. I feel it is important to give our children a voice and choice in their education. PicCollage allows me to do just that. After a short lesson with all of my kiddos, they were PicCollage Pros! PicCollage allows you to import photos from your Camera Roll. Students ... Read More »

Yogas in Kindergarten!

This week students in Mrs. Fitzgerald’s class are exploring a new device- Lenovo N23 Yoga Touch Screen!  This device just came out on the market.  Students are excited about using Yogas to access material in a new way and to try new things. Read More »

Play Matters

Mrs. Jessica Fitzgerald’s class from Shuford Elementary School participated in Global School Play Day this week.  This is an initiative to raise awareness of the important role that UNSTRUCTURED play has in child development. Join Global School Play Day in 2018 by registering now!   Read More »

Take The Leap, Breakout!

Break the Room Box

If you’re interested in ultra-engaging learning games for any age, consider introducing your students to breakout sessions.  Breakout sessions allow students the opportunity to work collaboratively, problem solve, and use critical thinking skills to solve problems.  Breakouts can be used to teach any core academic subject to students of all ages!  How does technology factor into a breakout session?  From guiding ... Read More »

Mischief Meets His Match

Students using the makerspace

A leprechaun is known for his mischief, but he finally met his match this week in South Newton kindergarten! Kinders in Mrs. Candace Styers’ and Mrs. Leah Hayes’ classes worked together to design and create leprechaun traps. South kinders have been learning and practicing Leader in Me Habit 6: Synergize. Through creating leprechaun traps as a team, the students learned that in order ... Read More »

Clever Cat from Letterland Visits South Newton Kinders

Clever Cat, a character from Letterland, recently surprised kindergarten students in Mrs. Leah Hayes’ class at South Newton. Clever Cat even brought purr-fectly delicious paw-print cookies to share with her new friends! Letterland is a unique, phonics-based approach to teaching reading, writing, and spelling to 3-8 year olds. The Letterland characters transform plain black letter shapes into child-friendly pictograms. All of the characters ... Read More »


Screenshot of coding game

“Learning to code makes kids feel empowered, creative, and confident.  If we want our young [kids] to retain these traits into adulthood, a great option is to expose them to computer programming in their youth. ” – Senior Vice President, Google Let me be transparent with you. When I first heard that students around the world in grades K-5 were learning ... Read More »

Get started with Blended Learning…. TODAY!

I recently attended a Blended Learning Workshop in Wilkesboro, NC. During this session, we explored the pieces and parts of the Blended Learning process. Before I tell you how SIMPLE it is to get Blended Learning started in your classroom, let’s make sure you are clear on the basics of Blended Learning. Blended Learning integrates face-to-face instruction with technology-based learning. There are 6 ... Read More »

Brian Smith Joins NCCS Family

As NCCS shifts from the Instructional Consultative model to Responsiveness to Instruction (RtI), the goal was to find an RtI expert who could lead our district through the transition.  Brian Smith has not only been an RtI Coordinator at the district level, but he has also had opportunities to lead at the area, regional, state, and national levels.  In addition ... Read More »