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The Young Authors Contest is Here! CCMS students have an opportunity to enter the Young Authors Contest this month. Please encourage your student to get the final drafts of their entries completed by Friday, January 19th. Students whose books are nominated by a committee of ELA teachers for the top three stories in 5-6th grade, and top three in 7-8th grade will move on to the district level. Calvin Coolidge traditionally has some district winners so we look forward to reading great writing! Good luck students!
This month Peoria Public Schools introduces Saturday University, a new learning opportunity for third and sixth grade students to sharpen and strengthen math and reading skills. Beginning October 21 and meeting from 9 a.m. to noon on 20 Saturday mornings through April 14, Saturday University will be open to 100 students. The program will be held at Glen Oak Community Learning Center and bus transportation will be provided. Bradley University students and Caterpillar Inc. volunteers will work with students, as well as certified teachers and teacher aides. The program will include field trip opportunities, prizes and other incentives. Click on this story for the links to register and for the full list of program dates.
Eco-columns, self-sustaining ecosystems created by students, line the window sill in Julie Craghead’s fifth grade class. The students created the eco-columns from plastic liter soda bottles. In the top third of each column, grass or radishes are planted in soil. As the roots grow downward, they are allowed to grow into the bottom two-thirds of the column. The bottom of each column is home to a guppy and a snail or two. Eventually meal worms, earthworms or crickets will be introduced to the grassy top portion of the columns and make their home. All parts of the column – the plants, guppy, snails and worms – feed and support each other.