This week all classes got to visit Sam, the Youth Services Librarian, at the Rockingham Free Public Library with our school librarian, Mrs. Spurlock, to learn about the opportunities for educational and recreational pursuits in our community. Students are encouraged to visit our public library outside of school hours to have more access these resources. The public library is a wonderful community asset that allows our young citizens to explore their educational interests and attend some stellar programs all for free.
Students at CES recently got to learn about apples with the help of math and science. Thanks to the donation of a bushel of Ginger Gold and Gala apples from Pete's Stand, CES School Librarian, Mrs. Spurlock, showed students there are more to apples than just a healthy snack.
Most students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade had fun stories about apples and how apples are grown read to them and then followed by a fun activity. Kindergarten learned to sort apples by colors and count while 1st graders saw apples being cut and counted out seeds from the 5 seed chambers in the apples. 2nd graders stacked apples in attempt to recreate the famous Dr. Seuss book of Ten Apples Up on Top, and our 3rd grade students got to experience using a cored apple as a vessel for a chemical reaction to make an apple volcano.
Mrs. Spurlock had great fun bringing in other elements to further student understanding of apples all while supporting math and science curriculum. While many students left the library feeling a little hungry for apples, the lasting impression of the lessons is hunger for knowledge.
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