Thank You Letter

I wanted to say thank you so much for all the work you do as a volunteer in a tireless effort to help the children! There is so much hardship in the world and then after attending the ceremony the other night I felt renewed with your spirit of generosity. As a former teacher you…

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Innovation Awards Announced 2018-19

nnovation is boundless in Escondido Union School District, judging by the 19 grants worth nearly $32,000 presented Monday night at the Escondido Education Foundation’s annual Dr. Mike Caston Innovation Awards. “All over the district, wonderful things are happening,” foundation President Carolyn Royer said, kicking off the event at Reidy Creek Elementary. This year, the foundation…

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Knex’ting to the World

Knex’ting to the World —-Zoe Carpenter My 8th grade students learned about Newton’s Laws at the beginning of the year. To help them review for the California Science Test (CAST) I used the Knex Forces, Motion, and Energy Educator’s kit. The students were excited to be the first to use these kits as well as…

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Inspiring School Murals

Summary: Rincon Middle School, “Inspiring School Murals,” 2018 Here is a summary of the 2018 “Inspiring School Murals” grant at Rincon Middle School: 1) What we did well: Planning for the RMS grant called “Inspiring School Murals” began in August with the Graphic Design Club. The project expanded when they decided to collaborate with our…
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Mrs. Carpenter’s Class Continued

Two more groups were building cars which would be set loose down a ramp.  Their forward progress would be measured.  Different size wheels would then be attached and the experiment repeated and recorded.  Then weight would be added to the vehicle and the experiment repeated.  Wish I could have stayed for the whole experience to…

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Rube Goldberg is Alive & Well

Mrs. Carpenter's 7th grade students were studying cause and effect by being given a huge container full of "stuff".  Their assignment was to cause at least 3 different things to happen in order for a certain effect to occur.  2 different groups worked on this project in 2 different ways.  I didn't get to stay…
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