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MobyMax Program

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This year our school received a grant for the online math/reading program MobyMax.  This online program can be accessed on apple devices and windows operating system at  Students take placement tests to place them on their grade level. When students log on it is self-paced for their reading and math. Teachers can set the order of the concepts, can ... Read More »

District Leaders Present at State Conference

Cynde Gilmore

On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, Exceptional Children’s (EC) teachers, EC Directors, Reading Specialists, Math Specialists, and Department of Public Instruction staff members gathered at the NC SIP Spring Networking Meeting in Greensboro, NC. NC SIP, or the North Carolina State Improvement Project, is a grant-based funding source that each school district can apply for and receive, if their application is ... Read More »

South Newton Teacher Collaborates with Letterland Creator Over Skype

On Saturday, March 21st, South Newton Elementary School teacher Shannon Mullins had the opportunity to Skype with Lyn Wendon, creator of Letterland.  She was asked to talk about her success with Letterland and Letterland Interventions. Letterland is the curriculum our elementary schools are currently using to introduce the foundational concepts of reading to our K-2 students. During the Skype session, ... Read More »

Fishbowl Reading Strategy

How often do you have your students involved in discussions?  Have you tried using the Fishbowl strategy?    This strategy is useful in engaging students in discussions while giving the students autonomy.   This strategy helps build deep questioning skills, attention to detail, discussion etiquette and confidence. How does this strategy work? A small group of students (as many as ... Read More »

Reading Across Newton-Conover!

The week of March 2-6, 2015 was National Read Across America Week, sponsored by the NEA (National Education Association.) Students in schools across America celebrated the joys of reading by doing such things as wearing character costumes, listening to stories read aloud by community members, and eating wacky foods! Students across the N-CCS district joined in the fun to celebrate ... Read More »

Reading Under the Stars at North Newton

North Newton celebrated Read Across America with a camping experience fit for Dr. Seuss. On Tuesday, March 3rd North Newton students came to school for a night of reading fun. Each student that came to participate got a free book to read that night under the stars in the gym. The students got the whole experience of camping by eating ... Read More »

February Edition of ELA Scoop Now Available

The English Language Arts consultants at NCDPI have released their February edition of ELA Scoop.  Check out this “all about love” edition. Read More »

Celebrating the 100th Day of School

The 100th day of school is a very special day!  Students around our district celebrate the 100th day of school by doing various activities related to the number 100.  The students are actively involved with hands-on activities where they develop graphs using cereal, count to 100 with various objects, and create hats to represent the number 100.  The teachers challenge the students to ... Read More »

Look Out Newton-Conover City Schools – Jarrett Krosoczka Is Heading Our Way!

On January 9, our system is going to be hosting an author visit by Jarrett Krosoczka. Brian Smith wrote an innovative grant to host this event.  We are so lucky to have him coming to visit our system.  Jarrett wrote the Lunch Lady series for young children as well as others. Check out his website at Jarrett Krosoczka .  The NCCS ... Read More »

Expressing Literature Through Visual Arts and Writing

When you are looking for projects to coordinate with your next book consider partnering with the art teacher express the same idea in writing and with visual elements.  The expression of the same idea through 2 different mediums can help students gain a better understanding of both fields of study.  The study of details to help express ideas can help ... Read More »