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The Poppy Challenge

The Poppy Challenge

The Poppy Lady by Barbara Walsh is about Moina Belle Michael who helped establish the red poppy as a symbol of remembrance for veterans. Please listen to the story here: This month we celebrate Memorial Day and honor all those who lost their lives protecting our freedoms. We are using this month’s challenge to create […]

Flying Machine Challenge

Check out this heart-warming award-winning 3D animated short created by the talented Alyce Tzue. “Soar” about a young girl who must help a tiny boy pilot, Lucas, fly home before it’s too late! This month, 2nd grade students are challenged to design and build a new flying machine for the character Lucas. Make a labelled […]

How to Play Checkers…with a twist

How to Play Checkers...with a twist

Each player begins the game with 12 pieces, or checkers, placed in the three rows closest to him or her. The object of the game is to capture all of your opponent’s checkers or position your pieces so that your opponent has no available moves. Basic movement is to move a checker one space diagonally […]

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.This year, William O. Schaefer will celebrate National Poetry Month by creating “Book Spine Poetry“! Poetry does not […]

SOCES Peep Challenge

SOCES Peep Challenge

For 10 years The Washington Post featured a Peeps contest, in which people from all over created dioramas depicting scenes that reflected the country as they saw it, but populated with marshmallow bunnies and chicks. Last year, March 12, 2017  The Washington Post Magazine shared with readers that it will no longer host the annual Peeps […]

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