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Third grade students in Mrs. Cardinal's class recently created projects based on a character from a book they read as a part of their reading requirements. Students presented their projects, which included characters from books like “The World According to Humphrey” and the Harry Potter series among others, to their peers.

 

Fourth Grader’s Opinions On Solar Cars

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Fourth grader Sakena W., sits in front of her opinion that was broadcast and read during the October 13 WVIZ/PBS Ideastream program NewsDepth. Sakena wrote about solar cars.

Congratulations to fourth grader Sakena W. – she recently had her opinion featured on the WVIZ/PBS ideastream program NewsDepth. NewsDepth is an instructional product that connects students to learning standards. Each weekly episode features vocabulary development, extended information about current news topics, writing prompts, and links to instructional resources and activities. Mrs. Torre’s classes watch the programs every week and then write opinion letters to get students involved in the content. Three to five students then have their comments featured and read aloud in a future episode. Sakena’s opinion about solar cars was published in the Oct. 13 episode! Sakena says she was so excited and so surprised to see her comment on the screen! Way to go Sakena!

 

 

 

Middlefield Rec Football Undefeated

The Middlefield JV Rec football team celebrates their second, consecutive undefeated season. Way to go Cardinal guys AND gals (there were two girls on this year's team).
The Middlefield JV Rec football team celebrates their second, consecutive undefeated season. Way to go Cardinal guys AND gals (there were two girls on this year’s team).

 

Third Graders Grow at Holden Arboretum

Third grade students collect nature items from the Holden Arboretum during a recent field trip. Students are participating in the arboretum’s Growing Students in Science program.
Third grade students collect nature items from the Holden Arboretum during a recent field trip. Students are participating in the arboretum’s Growing Students in Science program.

Recently third graders went for their Growing Students in Science program at The Holden Arboretum. The third grade is in their second year of the program. At the time of the trip students were studying the forest floor. Prior to the trip, students heard the book, “The Gift of the Tree,” so while at Holden students rolled over logs and searched for the animals and plant life they read about in the book. They also learned about chipmunks and how they prepare for the winter. Students brought back soil samples from Holden for study in class.

 

 

 

Animal Club Hosts County Dog Warden

Matt Granito from the Geauga County Dog Shelter and Warden’s Office, and Prairie visit students in the CMS Animal Club. Granito spoke to the club about his job and how to assist an animal that might be lost or injured.
Matt Granito from the Geauga County Dog Shelter and Warden’s Office, and Prairie visit students in the CMS Animal Club. Granito spoke to the club about his job and how to assist an animal that might be lost or injured.

Did you know  there’s an Animal Club at CMS? There is, and recently the group had Matt Granito from the Geauga County Dog Shelter and Warden’s Office come and talk about what the dog warden does, what people should do when they think a dog might be lost and what people should do if their own dog gets lost. He also talked to them about what kind of college classes they should take if they were interested in becoming a dog warden. Granito also brought Prairie with him to visit the class. Prairie is the shelter’s oldest and longest resident. He is available for adoption. Animal Club is also collecting donations for the Geauga Dog Warden and for Rescue Village for the remainder of the school year. Donations can be sent in with Cardinal Middle School students and placed in the Animal Club Donation Box that is located in the office.

 

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