Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Common Core Help for Parents

More Common Core Help

More Common Core Help

Just click on the links above (actually click on the words: Common Core Help for Parents and More Common Core Help) and it will take you directly to the videos. These videos are shared with us from the State of Alabama Department of Education and are highly informative and helpful.  Help is just a click away!  Please let us know if you try any of these strategies and if you found it helpful or not. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

"Classroom in the Forest"
by:  Laura Posey, 4th Grade Teacher

Our 4th graders traveled to Munford, Alabama and participated in "Classroom in the Forest" outside at Munford schools on Monday, October 5th, 2015. The kids had a variety of sessions they completed on a rotational basis during the day to learn about the forest. The activities were done by the forest service, 4-H, Choccolocco Creek Watershed Alliance, Alabama Forestry Commission, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and a Private land owner. We also had ambassadors from Munford High School that were our tour guides. During the day, they did numerous activities to learn about trees, different animals and their habitats, team building, and had a time to go fishing in the fish pond. We even had some students who helped in catching a catfish. The students had such a wonderful time and took many skills with them to understand more about the forest, its animals, and help them grow as leaders. We received a report from one of the instructors that our students were well behaved, good participants and knowledgeable.  This is what field trips are all about...learning outside the classroom!  As you can see from the pictures below, the students were completely engaged in the topic of the field trip.  We are so glad they had the opportunity to experience "Classroom in the Forest."

Friday, October 2, 2015

H     O     M     E     C     O     M     I     N     G  

C. L. Salter "Salterville" students, teachers and staff were treated to a pep rally this morning!  The THS Marching Drumline, Dancers and Varsity Cheerleaders were full of spirit as they arrived on campus.  They were greeted by all students here, K-6, wearing Tiger masks, shaking spirit cans and holding up signs.  These precious students will one day walk the hallowed halls of THS and will return to Salterville in uniform to help us celebrate future homecomings.  Despite all the negative going on in the world and our little town, it does our hearts good, that, for a few minutes, we can celebrate the good and create memories that last a lifetime.  We are thankful and blessed to be a part of Talladega City Schools.  Enough sappy, let's get happy!