By Naomi Strada, Condensed by Tom Scatchard

This time of year at Charlotte Central School often features cycles of celebration as students are melding together all that they have learned and are creating fantastic artifacts. Several of the learning celebrations this week focused on writing.

Kindergartners through third graders are immersed in an integrated unit of study with librarian Heidi Huestis and STEAM educator Beth Damon. Focusing on the book “Barnabus,” students are creating their own personal character, listing their three most important attributes, creating their habitat, designing their character with clay, lighting up their character, building their character out of foam clay, painting it and wiring it.

Students will use a number of digital and STEAM tools.
Fifth grade students held a press conference to share their claims and evidence writing.

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Third graders shared their final Fractured Fairy Tales with one another and practiced giving critical feedback to their fellow authors.

Second graders, who have been learning about acids, bases and chemical reactions, published and shared their opinion writing.

Seventh and eighth graders are finishing up murals of individuals who have had a positive impact on our world, a PTO grant-funded project called “Omega’s Walk of Fame.”

Incoming kindergarteners 
Kindergarten visiting day is coming  for incoming 2022-23 kindergarten students.

In-person visiting days for future kindergarten students and their caregivers are Wednesdays, May 4-18, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Students will head to the kindergarten classrooms for a variety of activities with the teachers while parents will hear more about kindergarten, the school and tour of the building with co-principal Stephanie Sumner.

The kindergarten teachers for next year will be Sarah Cota and Devon Davis.  If there are any questions related to Kindergarten Visiting Days, please reach out.

Champlain Central School Band CCS Band playing national anthem for Lake Monsters
All band members in the fifth-eighth grades will have the opportunity to participate in the performance on Sunday, June 5.

The CCS band will play “The Star-Spangled Banner” just prior to the first pitch at 4:55 p.m. at Centennial Field and will be wearing solid color tops of red, white or black to represent the school.