Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Our Principal Skypes NZ

Mitchell Enrichment students skyped with New Zealand in November to discuss how Christmas traditions are celebrated in our different countries. Our principal, Mr. Waits was able to talk with Mr. Herring- teacher at Riverdale School in North Palmerston, New Zealand.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Skype with New Zealand

Enrichment students ask questions with their e-pals to learn more about New Zealand.

Skype with New Zealand

Mitchell Enrichment students participated in a Skype in November with students from Riverdale School in North Palmerston, New Zealand. Mitchell students and Riverdale students were able to meet their e-pals face to face after corresponding via e-mail since September.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

"Book Fair Day" performed by 3rd Grade

Scholastic Book Fair is coming!!! November 13-November19. Family Night is Tuesday, November 17 at 6:00 in the Library. Come have pizza and shop for Christmas!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Enrichment Student Interviews Dr. Berry

McCayla interviewed Dr. Berry about her retirement and past memories at Mitchell Elementary.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Enrichment students inspired by Mr. Hill- owner of Anniston Gadsden Christian Magazine

Podcast with Mr. Shon Hill

Enrichment was visited by Mr. Shon Hill- owner of the Gadsden Anniston Christian Magazine. Enrichment students have been learning how newspapers are put together.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Do You Know What you are eating?

Came across this video. This is a great, funny video about harmful pesticides used on our food.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Book Fair Fun

Constitution Day Podcast

Click on the title to hear Fifth Grade students sharing a podcast with us on the meaning of the Preamble in honor of David Catrow and his book titled "We the Kids".

Monday, May 25, 2009

Tennis Ball Conversations

Our Enrichment students prepared for their second videoconference with their e-pals in New Zealand by participating in "Tennis Ball Conversations" just like our e-pals did. Students practiced asking open-ended questions and responding to questions with details.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Websites created by Enrichment Students

Draven and Holliann created this website on the popular series "Twilight". Take a look-- www.hdtwilight.webs.comLindsay and Madison created this website on the effects of pollution on our own Coosa River. Take a look

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Enrichment Tech Project: Effects of Pollution

Jacob and Will put this movie together on the Effects of Pollution.

Enrichment Tech Project: Honda Technology

Savannah and Karli won an award at Tech Blitz for this movie they put together.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Read Across America 09

Mitchell students were treated to many visitors during Read Across America in March. We enjoyed hearing our favorite Dr. Seuss stories from District 7 City Councilman Ben Reed, Fire Chief Stephen Carroll, Mayor Sherman Guyton, Senator Larry Means, Board Member Randy Holland, Technology Coordinator Dr. David Asbury, Children's Director at Crosspoint Community Church Deana Thacker, retired Media Specialist Glenda Hicks, Councilman Perry Gwin, Gadsden Public Library Director Amanda Jackson and many others.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Videoconference with New Zealand!

Mitchell Enrichment students were very excited to meet their e-pals from Palmerston North, New Zealand in a videoconference on April 7. Students learned much from New Zealand and we are continuing to learn about Riverdale school in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Monday, March 9, 2009

"Reader's Oath" Read Across America

Mr. Graham's class takes the "Reader's Oath".

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Video Contest- Help Us Win!!

Click on the following website to help Mitchell Enrichment students win the Vocabulary Video Contest: and

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Read Across America Poem

Read Across America 2009

Lauren shares how Dr. Seuss' book "The Sneetches" inspired her to write a book of her own.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Jacksonville State Technology Fair

Mitchell students won many awards for their technology projects. Ethan and Gavin won 3rd place for their web page design on "Space Myths and Space Technology". Draven and Holliann also won 3rd place for their web page titled "Twilight Trivia". McCayla and Kendall won 1st place for their video- "Mrs.Roberts' News". These girls will be going to the State Technology Fair- good luck!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Christmas Holiday Reading

Some 5th grade Mitchell students took the opportunity to read over Christmas break and here they share some thoughts and ideas about what they read.