Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Enrichment Presidential Speeches

In preparation for the Presidential elections, Enrichment students participated in a unit of study where they were divided into three major political parties: Democratic, Republican, and Libertarian. They researched major issues in the 2008 campaign and how each party stood on the issues. Students were assigned roles such as: Campaign Manager, Speech Writer, Publicity Manager, and Candidate. These are the speeches written by students and fellow party members.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Book Fair Commercial

We had a very succesful Book Fair--Thanks for all who attended!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Exciting News!!!

Books-A-Million at Gadsden Mall is sponsoring an in-store Book Fair to benefit Mitchell Elementary Library. On Saturday, December 6-- Shop from 2:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. and 20% of the proceeds go to Mitchell Library!!! Come do Christmas shopping and help out our library!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Mrs. Bradley's Kindergarten "Five Little Pumpkins"

Listen to Mrs. Bradley's Kindergarten students perform a Reader's Theatre titled "Five Little Pumpkins".

Mrs. Roberts' 3rd Grade "The Teeny Tiny Ghost and the Monster"

Listen to Mrs. Roberts' 3rd grade students perform a Reader's Theatre during their library class entitled "The Teeny Tiny Ghost and the Monster".

Interview with Gadsden Times

On Tuesday, October 21, Jacob and Draven- two Enrichment students were interviewed by Lisa Rogers from the Gadsden Times.
Click on Interview with Gadsden Times to hear the interview.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

How much do you know? Web 2.0

Our students are using Web 2.0 to communicate in ways never imagined. These tools can be used in the classroom to prepare students for jobs in their future. Take this fun online quiz to check your knowledge of Web 2.0 terminology.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Beta Club Recycling Project

Beta Club Officers count cans to see who brought the most cans for the Recycling Project sponsored by Mitchell Elementary Jr. Beta Club.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Jerrell Harris visits Mitchell Elementary

Jerrell Harris gives Mitchell students 3 things to remember: 1.Keep God first in all you do. 2. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't accomplish what you want to do. 3.Stay focused and stay away from drugs.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Are You Smarter Than a Mitchell 5th Grader?

To end a unit of study on careers, Enrichment students wrote, designed, and performed this skit.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Friday, February 29, 2008

Mitchell students participate in ACTE Regional Tech Fair

Mitchell students enjoyed participating in the Alabama Council for Technology in Education's Regional Tech Fair on February 22. Our students were among hundreds of students from North Alabama who entered the competition in categories such as Multi-media, Video Production, General Applications, etc. Two of our Fifth grade students: Mandy Burns and Madeline Haynes won 3rd place in the Multi-media Division. Their project was titled "Droughts: A Threat to the Southeast"

Visitors speak on Careers

Enrichment students enjoyed hearing about different types of careers from local professionals: Mrs. Linze McRae- dance instructor at Downtown Dance Conservatory located in Gadsden Cultural Arts; Dr. Terisa Thomas- general surgeon, Dr. James Isbell, veterinarian. Many thanks to these individuals who took time out of their busy schedules to talk with our students about career options!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Trouble With Trolls by Jan Brett Student Book Talk

Enrichment Students visit Z93 and City Hall

As a part of studying our unit on Careers- Enrichment students visited a local radio station- Z93. The students were able to see how the disc jockeys operate the technical equipment used as they were on the air. Students were given the opportunity to be on the air to try their hand at being a disc jockey. We had a great time! The staff at Z93 were awesome and the morning show is fun! We also toured the Etowah County Emergency Management Association to see how disasters are handled in our area. The very curteous and informative. We also were able to see a new police car and all the gadgets policemen use. Students were fascinated by the equipment the bomb squad uses and how the investigative branch of the police department work.

Author Michael Finklea

Mitchell students enjoyed hearing from Author Michael Finklea on Tuesday, February 12. He told us that anyone can be a writer if we just use our imagination and be descriptive.

Podcast with visiting author Michael Finklea

Enrichment students who interviewed our visiting author Michael Finklea. Students have been studying a unit on Careers and these particular students are interested in becoming authors and/or journalists.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Author of the Month- February

This month our author of the Month is Beverly Cleary. Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the 1984 John Newbery Medal for Dear Mr. Henshaw, for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children in 1983. Her Ramona and Her Father, and Ramona Quimby, Age 8, were named 1978 and 1982 Newbery Honor Books, respectively. Mrs. Cleary's books have delighted children for generations.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Enrichment Food Fair

Recently, Enrichment students completed their unit on "Droughts and Water Conservation in the Southeast" with a Food Fair. The Food Fair was held in the library. Many parents attended and fun was had by all. Food dishes were prepared that involved water as an ingredient. Parents and students enjoyed viewing PowerPoint projects created by Enrichment students.

Author of the Month- January

The author of the month for the Month of January is Jan Brett. She has over thirty three million books in print. She has written books such as
The Mitten and Wild Christmas Reindeer.Check out her website www.janbrett.com