Mrs. Rene Pitts, a dental health educator from Dr. Charles Crawford’s office in Rock Hill, came to discuss dental health with our kindergarteners and second graders. She told an interactive story about a boy who forgot to pack his tooth brush and ended up with a cavity, dressed up some of the students in things they may see a dentist wear, and gave new toothbrushes to all the students.
On March 2-6 2015, all the first grade students at Crowders Creek Elementary School participated in Read Across America Week. On Monday, students dressed in “crazy attire” to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Teachers competed to read the most state award books during Read Across America Week. Mrs. Ledbetter’s first grade class won the competition, reading a total of 31 state book award books! As Dr. Seuss would say, “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”
Did you know that Americans produce an average of 4.7 pounds of garbage per day? Have you ever wondered what happens to all that trash? First graders at CCE experienced an in-class field trip where they built a model of a garbage truck using Legos, while learning how garbage can be used to create energy. The lesson included discussion of landfills and some challenges associated with waste disposal. First graders participated in an imaginative, 3-dimensional, hands-on experience that promoted team building. Click on the heading above to see the first graders video.