Who knew that ancient pickup lines were as cheesy as today’s?! This zany romp through history is a fun, fast-paced look at the woes and wonders of dating through the ages. The History of Dating will be performed Tuesday, May 21, at 7:30pm in the Forster Auditorium.
Professor Curio — with the help of her spirited partner, Professor Amoré — leads the audience on a chronological journey through time from early nomads and cavemen and women all the way to computer dating in the twenty-first century! With stops at ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian civilizations, then hitting Medieval and Colonial times, the scholarly hosts lead the audience through more modern decades like the Roaring 20s and the Nifty 50s.
The 2nd grade students completed a STEAM Activity related to balance, or the scientific term known as the Center of Gravity. Every person and most objects have center of gravity or a balance point. So, what will happen to a person or an object when the center of gravity is thrown off?
The students were given two different challenges to complete. One group was challenged to balance 6 ten penny nails on a single nail. To complete this, each group needed to interlock the 6 nails they were given, lift those nails up to the single supporting nail, and find the Center of Gravity (Balance Point) to complete the challenge. The communication and teamwork was awesome to witness. Many students were stumped for quite a while, but with a couple of small hints all the teams successfully completed the challenge.
The second of the two challenges were balancing blocks. As the students worked on this challenge to see how high a tower they could build, they discovered a wider base lead to a taller tower. As groups completed their towers, they started to combine them into a tower of 56 Jenga blocks tall!
The students enjoyed Mr. P's challenges and worked very well as a team to complete each task. We always love STEAM days with Mr. P! Be sure to check out the pictures!
The USDA Food and Nutrition Services has nutritious free meals available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation during the summer while school is out of session. Go to the following website for details and locations near you: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
Students in Mrs. Larson's first grade class were 'egg-cited' to design and write about an Easter egg. After reading, "The Easter Egg" by Jan Brett, students were asked to design their own egg using lots of colors and designs. The next day, they used their egg design and described it using adjectives in a word web. Finally, students used the adjectives in sentences to create a paragraph about their egg. Mrs. Larson read each student's description and students had to guess which egg was who's based on the adjectives/clues given. This was a fun activity and the students loved seeing each other's work! Their hard work shows in the pictures!
CL Broadcasting is a new May-Term class this year (2019). We will be highlighting the best of Central Lyon. The students are producing both a podcast and a video broadcast. We hope you enjoy our first broadcasting efforts!
The first podcast guest was Superintendent Dave Ackerman.
The second podcast highlighted CL activities and the next guest for podcast #3 will be teacher Bill Allen.
Sign-up for summer band lessons has begun!
This year Mr. Langholdt and Mrs. Deutsch will hold 4 weeks of summer band lessons in the month of June. Each student will have 1 lesson each of the 4 weeks. Lessons will begin June 4th and run through June 27th. Lessons will only be given on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the high school band room. You may request a specific time or day of the week, but sign-up will be a "first-come-first-serve," so make sure to turn those slips in ASAP! When requesting a day or time for your lesson, keep in mind your other summer schedules like bible school, swim lessons, athletic camps, etc.
The cost for 4 lessons is $32 and is due when you sign-up; please make checks payable to Central Lyon.
We HIGHLY ENCOURAGE all new band students to sign up for lessons. This insures that they will learn the basics on their instrument before the new school year begins.
We also encourage all 5th graders going into 6th Grade Band and all 6th graders going 7-8 Band to sign up. Of course Mrs. Deutsch would love to see ALL middle school band students sign up for lessons so they can begin learning their new marching piece for the Fall!
You can find the sign-up slips attached below - otherwise you may e-mail Mrs. Deutsch or Mr. Langholdt for a copy of the sign-up. Also, you can have your student pick one up in the band room.
Central Lyon students have been hard at work demonstrating positive behavior choices. Students have the opportunity to earn ROAR cards daily by Respecting All, Offering Help, Accepting Responsibility, and Reaching Expectations. When a student earns a ROAR card, the card is put into a classroom container. Classroom teachers draw a name out of the that container weekly to earn a reward or privilege within the classroom. On Friday afternoons, the ROAR cards are put together in a large community tub displayed in the office hallway. Mr. Harman then draws 6 cards out to highlight students who were showing Roaring good behaviors. These students are recognized and earn a certificate.
A major project the English II students completed this quarter was an activity called a Bloom's Ball. The English II class read the novel Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, which is a short, yet endearing coming-of-age story about a boy named Siddhartha traveling on a spiritual journey in search of enlightenment. Along his journey, he faces difficulties with understanding his relationship to nature and the materialistic world around him. Readers follow Siddhartha through his life while he searches for truth and peace. Students often reflect on their own journey through life toward their academic, personal, and/or spiritual goals. The Bloom's Ball activity requires students to think about the novel, our class discussions, and connections to their own lives in order to complete 12 separate tasks. The tasks are based on Bloom's Taxonomy, a system designed to identify the different levels of human cognition. The lowest levels of Bloom's Taxonomy require students to restate surface level information like specific details from the story or research about the author. Then, each new tasks requires the students to go higher up the levels to complete harder and more complex questions about the novel such as evaluating, analyzing, and even creating their own poems related to the themes, ideas, and details of the story. This was a major project that the English II students worked very hard on, and they incorporated many artistic and creative components that sent these projects over the top! Please enjoy the photos of some of the student work, which are now proudly displayed in my classroom!