Shirley Helton wins state history award

Fairlawn Elementary School teacher Shirley Helton was recently presented with the 2012 “Excellence in Teaching History Award” for the state of Florida. This prestigious award is presented by the Florida Council for the Social Studies to recognize a teacher who encourages an appreciation and respect for history, involves students in the historical process, and evidences…

Mariposa Elementary students learn reading skills in media center

An exciting enrichment reading group activity was held in the Media Center at Mariposa Elementary. Third grade students assigned to Charlotte Pennington enjoyed reading a folktale titled “The Paper Crane” by Molly Bang. While reading the story, the students were encouraged to use various reading strategies taught by Charlotte Pennington:  phonics, word decoding, clarifying, story mapping, predicting, questioning…

Windmill Point students explore civics and government

In light of the recent presidential election, students in Caryol Hallahan’s second grade class at Windmill Point Elemnentary researched information about many of the prominent symbols of freedom and democracy. Students learned about the Statue of Liberty, the AmericanfFlag, the White House, and the bald eagle, among other symbols. Pictured here, students share a presentation for…

Book fair an all-star event at Palm Pointe

The book fair at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition is in full swing and is an all-star event. Parents and students throughout the school are purchasing books and enjoying the display of all the choices of books. Books can also be ordered online from Scholastic. Pictured are Liani Rivera, left, younger sister of first grade…

Palm Pointe students experience mock election

Students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition experienced the voting process by participating in a mock election for the President of the United States. Students read non-partial literature and reviewed real ballots before voting.  The simulated election connected students to current events and deepened their knowledge of the…

Eighth grade Palm Pointe students create videos

Eighth grade students in Maurizio Apostolico’s Broadcast Communications class at Palm Pointe Educational Research @ Tradition are busy creating videos and taping segments on the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) program. Their videos are showing ways to earn rocket fuel at Palm Pointe and ways not to earn rocket fuel. Pictured, from left, are Annabelle Buttimer and Daniela…