Creating Galactic Gliders at Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies

Creating Galactic Gliders at Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies

The students in the STEAM Design Challenges classes at Samuel Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies (SGAET) just completed their first Design Challenge: Galactic Gliders.

Students worked in teams to design a unique hoop glider that would satisfy their client, Mrs. Ima Sorin’s, needs. Students had the chance to design, build, test, redesign and retest prototypes of gliders and then create and present different marketing projects in order to promote their product. The students recorded their data and knowledge learned in their Interactive STEM Notebooks and in their online Canvas course.

 

Nov. 3rd – Drive for Education

Nov. 3rd – Drive for Education

Help Buick donate up to $10,000 to Ft. Pierce Westwood High School!

Drivers 21 and older are invited to take a 2 – 3 minute test drive on November 3rd at Fort Pierce Westwood High School.

Buick will donate $10 for the first 100 test drives and $20 per test drive after the school hits the 100 benchmark.

The event is scheduled from 8 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, November 3rd.

 

CALLING ALL DADS – Take Your Child to School Day

CALLING ALL DADS – Take Your Child to School Day

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) invites fathers and male caregivers to come back to school! On Wednesday, September 26, a movement across the state of Florida will be put into motion whereby fathers and male caregivers are encouraged to bring their child to school, sign a pledge of involvement, and demonstrate the value of being involved in their child’s education — Dads Take Your Child to School Day.

 

Dr. Kevin Perry leads the effort for SLPS, and he explained, “The movement in SLPS has grown significantly over the last three years, and we look forward to setting new participation milestones this year.”  A father who actively participates in the educational and social developmental life of a child is invaluable and irreplaceable.  Statistics from the National Fatherhood Initiative show when fathers and men are regularly and substantially involved in the education and social development of children, those children have higher standardized test scores, higher grade point averages, higher attendance rates and higher graduation rates.  Those children also have lower rates of suspension, expulsion and arrest.  As one goes up, the other goes down.  When you accentuate and improve the positive, you decrease or eliminate the negative.

 

While there is no magic solution to solve the concerns faced by educators today, getting fathers highly engaged is a huge step in the right direction.  Dads, Take Your Child to School Day is an opportunity for all men to show their commitment to the educational lives of children.  It also marks the beginning of a year-long commitment by men.  For this reason, the movement is an influential and celebrated event.

Last year, approximately 3,000 fathers and male caregivers participated in activities in SLPS.  This special event in honor of dads and their support of the educational process is implemented as a MOVEMENT, not just a MOMENT!  Schools will continue to have a series of father centered activities throughout the school year.

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast and fifth in Florida with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS is ranked among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

 

LPA Seniors Commit to Graduate!

LPA Seniors Commit to Graduate!

On Wednesday, September 5th, Lincoln Park Academy’s entire 12th grade congregated in their auditorium for a Jostens inspired commitment to graduate ceremony to celebrate being a senior and to commit to graduate at the end of the year. The energy was captivating when asked how they all felt about being seniors this year as students were seen bouncing in their seats and were heard shouting such phrases as, “Oh, Yeah!” Every single student walked onto the stage, looked our esteemed principal, Mr. Sanabria, in the eyes, and said, “I commit to graduate!” They then joyfully walked over to the table where they were sure to choose the exact color sharpie that would best represent them when signing the graduation gown. The beautiful gown of many colored signatures, which represents the breathtaking diversity and togetherness of our school, will be put on display for all those who enter our school to see our students’ total commitment to graduate.

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Port St. Lucie High School students attended a ceremony during third period on September 11, 2018, to recognize and recollect the tragedy that happened on September 11, 2001.

The ceremony began with the Presentation of Colors by the Jaguar Battalion’s Color Guard commanded by Cadet Captain Brianna Harris, accompanied by Cadet Sergeant Justin Locklar as state flag, Cadet Sergeant Alexis Morris as national guard and Cadet Sergeant Shane Canady as state guard. In the ceremony, students witnessed videos and heeded a speech given by Deputy Milton Rosario who was an eyewitness and first responder at ground zero when this event took place. In his speech, he gave vivid descriptions of what he felt and saw. It was a humble commemoration of the tragic events that took place on that day.

 

“Northport September 11, 2001 Children’s Memorial Library”

“Northport September 11, 2001 Children’s Memorial Library”

The Northport Media Center is officially named “The Northport K-8 School Children’s Memorial Library” in honor and remembrance of the eight children who perished on September 11, 2001.

The children from United Flight 175 were Christine Hanson, age 2, David Brandhorst, age 3, and Juliana McCourt, age 4. The children from American Flight 77 were Dana Falkenberg, age 3, Zoe Falkenberg, age 8, Rodney Dickens, age 11, Bernard Curtis Brown, age 11 and Asia Cottom, age 11.

The memorial tribute is placed beneath the Northport American flag. The Remembrance at Northport was stunning in its authenticity and nearly completely devoted to student as teacher lessons developing critical thinking skills.

Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America

REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

Welcome to the FPCHS Cobra Battalion JROTC (FL0381P)’s Wreaths Across America Page.

On Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 12:00 PM, FPCHS Cobra Battalion JROTC (FL0381P) will be helping White City Cemetery Association to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes.

Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day, or inviting your family and friends to attend with you.

Thank you so much for supporting the FPCHS Cobra Battalion JROTC (FL0381P) and Wreaths Across America!

St. Lucie Public Schools Purchases Reading Horizons to Improve Reading Performance

St. Lucie Public Schools Purchases Reading Horizons to Improve Reading Performance

Ahead of recently passed legislation, the district will implement state-approved reading instructional materials in all 26 of its elementary schools.

St. Lucie Public Schools in Florida has purchased Reading Horizons, a leading provider of literacy solutions, for all 26 of its elementary schools for this school year. The decision came after the Florida Senate passed a bill that requires instructional materials to incorporate evidence-based strategies, including a phonics-based approach to acquiring literacy skills, which improve reading performance for all students.

Reading Horizons will be integrated into St. Lucie Public Schools’ curriculum of every kindergarten through 2nd grade classroom, along with various 3rd grade classrooms. As part of the deployment, more than 400 educators were trained before the school year on how to best support their students’ growth using the platform.

“A solid foundation in phonics is essential to building students’ literacy skills across all subjects,” says Kimberly Jay, Director of Elementary Curriculum. “St. Lucie Public School teachers have been geared up to use Reading Horizons in the classroom. We believe improving our students’ foundational reading skills will be the stepping stone to better comprehension of any topic.”

The Florida Senate bill doesn’t require districts to pick up state-approved reading instructional materials until 2021, but leadership at St. Lucie Public Schools is working far in advance of that deadline to strengthen students’ scores on the Florida State Assessment by providing phonics instruction and curricula to students starting in kindergarten.

“Early intervention is crucial to students’ success in reading. We are excited that leadership within St. Lucie Public Schools has chosen to implement Reading Horizons ahead of the state’s schedule to help its youngest learners as soon as possible,” said Reading Horizons’ president and CEO Tyson J. Smith, “At the same time, they’ve offered teachers the comprehensive professional development they need to make the most of the platform. We look forward to impressive results from students within St. Lucie Public Schools.”

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking district on the Treasure Coast and fifth in Florida with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent. As a B-rated district, there are no failing schools, and SLPS is ranked among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work. The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

About Reading Horizons
For more than 30 years, Reading Horizons has dedicated its time and efforts to perfecting a reading system that makes learning to read simple and enjoyable for beginning and struggling readers. All of Reading Horizons’ products are based on a method that provides explicit, systematic, sequential decoding instruction. The Reading Horizons method has been proven successful for beginning readers, struggling readers, and students learning English. For more information, please visit ReadingHorizons.com.

 

 

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Jacob Hanson
PR with Panache!

Jacob@prwithpanache.com

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St. Lucie Public Schools Purchases Reading Horizons to Improve Reading Performance

St. Lucie Public Schools Purchases Reading Horizons to Improve Reading Performance

Ahead of recently passed legislation, the district will implement state-approved reading instructional materials in all 26 of its elementary schools.

(Port St. Lucie, FL) September 11, 2018 —  St. Lucie Public Schools in Florida has purchased Reading Horizons, a leading provider of literacy solutions, for all 26 of its elementary schools for this school year. The decision came after the Florida Senate passed a bill that requires instructional materials to incorporate evidence-based strategies, including a phonics-based approach to acquiring literacy skills, which improve reading performance for all students.

Reading Horizons will be integrated into St. Lucie Public Schools’ curriculum of every kindergarten through 2nd grade classroom, along with various 3rd grade classrooms. As part of the deployment, more than 400 educators were trained before the school year on how to best support their students’ growth using the platform.

“A solid foundation in phonics is essential to building students’ literacy skills across all subjects,” says Kimberly Jay, Director of Elementary Curriculum. “St. Lucie Public School teachers have been geared up to use Reading Horizons in the classroom. We believe improving our students’ foundational reading skills will be the stepping stone to better comprehension of any topic.”

The Florida Senate bill doesn’t require districts to pick up state-approved reading instructional materials until 2021, but leadership at St. Lucie Public Schools is working far in advance of that deadline to strengthen students’ scores on the Florida State Assessment by providing phonics instruction and curricula to students starting in kindergarten.

“Early intervention is crucial to students’ success in reading. We are excited that leadership within St. Lucie Public Schools has chosen to implement Reading Horizons ahead of the state’s schedule to help its youngest learners as soon as possible,” said Reading Horizons’ president and CEO Tyson J. Smith, “At the same time, they’ve offered teachers the comprehensive professional development they need to make the most of the platform. We look forward to impressive results from students within St. Lucie Public Schools.”

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking district on the Treasure Coast and fifth in Florida with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent. As a B-rated district, there are no failing schools, and SLPS is ranked among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work. The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

About Reading Horizons
For more than 30 years, Reading Horizons has dedicated its time and efforts to perfecting a reading system that makes learning to read simple and enjoyable for beginning and struggling readers. All of Reading Horizons’ products are based on a method that provides explicit, systematic, sequential decoding instruction. The Reading Horizons method has been proven successful for beginning readers, struggling readers, and students learning English. For more information, please visit ReadingHorizons.com.

 

 

Press Contact
Jacob Hanson
PR with Panache!

Jacob@prwithpanache.com

(970) 560-0856

Frank Sisto and Ken Rodriguez – Serving and Protecting Years After 911

Frank Sisto and Ken Rodriguez – Serving and Protecting Years After 911

As law enforcement officers, Frank Sisto and Ken Rodriguez serve as members of St. Lucie Public Schools Safety and Security Team.  However, on September 11, 2001, they were members of a different team — the New York Police Department.  Both gentlemen were first responders involved in rescue and recovery efforts, putting others before self as they answered the call.

 

“This day will forever live in my heart as the day some sacrificed all to serve and protect the great citizens of New York City. We must never forget the innocent victims and the selfless acts of true heroism! I will always cherish being part of a group of first responders who gave all they could on that horrific day.”    

— Ken Rodriguez

 

 

 

PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY KEN RODRIGUEZ

Frank Sisto shared an article with us that he wrote for TCPalm several years ago on the 10th anniversary of this tragic event.

http://archive.tcpalm.com/news/sept-11-port-st-lucie-man-helped-identify-911-victims-ep-384078207-344175262.html/

Port St. Lucie man helped identify 9/11 victims

By Frank Sisto

Special To Treasure Coast Newspapers

On Sept. 11, 2001, I was a sergeant in the New York Police Department. I was the supervisor of an auto larceny unit based in Brooklyn.

When the first plane struck the World Trade Center, I was enjoying breakfast with some former co-workers. I immediately drove home to retrieve my gear and rush to the scene.

The streets of New York were a surreal sight out of some apocalyptic movie. As I loaded my gear into my car and cleared the ash and debris from my car windows, I looked out across the East River at the burning hole in the north tower.

When I arrived at my base, my unit was placed on standby awaiting further attacks. Policeman are strange individuals, we run towards danger instead of away from it. We always choose the fight response instead of the flight response, so watching the tragedy unfold on television as our city turned into a war zone was utterly frustrating.

We would get our gloves and get into the game in a big way in the days to come.

On Sept. 12, my unit was placed in charge of one of the temporary morgues. We were set up in a high school a few blocks from ground zero. The lobby was transformed into a makeshift morgue.

We were dispatched to “Found Remains” on the northeast side of the site. Lower Manhattan was turned into a World War II movie set. We traveled through the rubble-laden streets on golf carts … to make the recovery and to transport the remains to the temporary morgue where we aided FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) in a tentative identification process.

Placing the bags from the site onto the tables, we aided the morticians and medical examiners and tried to find identifying marks, tattoos or jewelry on the remains. … Any identification would provide closure to tortured families awaiting word of their loved ones.

Afterward, we loaded this cargo into ambulances for transport to the main temporary morgue. This was an extremely taxing time both physically and mentally, dealing with the gruesome sights and countless hours and days, 17 hour work days and seven-day work weeks.

By the time we got home and washed the day’s cement dust and ash off our bodies it was time to return to work.

This assignment lasted until the end of October. The outpouring of love and kindness from all the people of the country is what kept our spirits up and made our days more bearable.

The events of Sept. 11… took away the sense of security in our lives …. I have had to live with the gruesomeness of this terrorist attack on an almost daily basis.

Another constant reminder of this tragedy is the countless number of sick first responders. Numerous people who served at the various locations (ground zero, Fresh Kills Landfill etc.) have developed unexplained cancers and diseases, and more than 1,000 heroes have passed away in the 10 years since.

Every year I go for my World Trade Center physical wondering: Is this the year that I become a statistic?

 

PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED BY FRANK SISTO

 

Team Spirit

Team Spirit

A team is only as good as its players, and St. Lucie Public Schools plays to win.  That’s why positive coaching, strong support, and a well-defined game plan with proven strategies keep this team motivated to win — for kids’ sake.

School leaders donned their favorite team jersey for the September Principals Meeting, and Superintendent E. Wayne Gent had a little fun quarterbacking the meeting.

The Good News Gets Even Better for St. Lucie Public Schools

The Good News Gets Even Better for St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie County, FL –  In a letter addressed to St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Superintendent E. Wayne Gent, the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) announced that a review of school grade data and supporting documentation for Oak Hammock K-8 School resulted in a grade recalculation.  The school, previously designated as a B, now bears the distinction of an A rated school.  In addition, Performance Based Preparatory Academy received a School Improvement Rating of Commendable – the highest benchmark ranking for schools not receiving a letter grade.

Superintendent Gent explained the District closely monitors the process for calculating points earned for school grades, and when the State announced a set of late-reported Florida Standards Alternate Assessment Scores were not included in this year’s calculations, SLPS filed an appeal. “Oak Hammock was just two points shy of an A,” he said.  “It’s our job as District leaders to support our teachers, staff, students, and administrators.  We wanted to make certain their relentless efforts and focus on each child to increase achievement received full recognition and honor. The results speak for themselves,” he added.

With Oak Hammock’s grade re-calculation, 37% of SLPS are rated an A, 62% are rated an A or B, and the District has no failing schools.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast and fifth in Florida with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS is ranked among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

 

 

Sunrise Performances

Sunrise Performances

The Sunrise Theatre and the Sunrise Theatre Foundation are pleased to announce the 2018/19 School Time Performances!

For the 12th year the Sunrise Theatre is committed to providing students in St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee, and Martin Counties the opportunity to attend live theatrical performances.

The School Time Performances offer current, challenging and artistically diverse programming performed by international, national and regional artists and theatrical companies. For some students, it is their first time seeing a live performance and for others yet another glimpse into the world of education, brought to life. Tickets for all performances are $3 per person per show. School bus transportation costs are covered by the Sunrise Theatre Foundation.

Field Trip Forms Must Be Completed In Advance.

For additional information or questions, please contact Lorina Beniamino at the Sunrise Theatre:

srtbox@sunrisetheatre.com or 772.467.4128

 

Super Scientific Circus

Friday, October 19 at 10:30am
Recommended Grades K-5

The Super Scientific Circus starring Mr. Fish and Trent the Mime, proves that science can be fun and funny. Alternately assisted and foiled by the comedic antics of Trent the Mime, Mr. Fish uses amazing circus skills involving boomerangs, bubbles, beach balls, bull whips, and magic to introduce the principles of friction, inertia, centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, air pressure, and ultraviolet light.

Click here for Super Scientific Circus study guide:

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Click here for reservations for Super Scientific Circus performance:

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Treasure Coast Youth Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

Friday, December 14 at 10:30am
Recommended All Grades 

Children of all ages will marvel at Clara’s adventures with the Rat King, Nutcracker Prince, Snow Queen, Sugar Plum Fairy, and all of the wonderful characters she finds in the Land of Sweets. St. Lucie Ballet opened its pre-professional dance academy in August of 2004. Since then they have gained a reputation of quality and professionalism in the education of dance. Students are taught by professionals that still have or have had successful careers in the dance world. Join us for an enchanted performance.

Click here for Nutcracker Ballet study guide:

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/1724cd48a1ef4b8fdc769f50a/files/fd90b6b7-0d56-46c3-9bad-68f293bbacc8/The_Nutcracker_Study_Guide.02.pdf?utm_source=Sharon&utm_campaign=ca032134de-School+Time+Performances_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c3521175e4-ca032134de-209478053

Click here for reservations for the Nutcracker Ballet performance:

http://sunrisetheatrecom.coffeecup.com/forms/School%20Time%20Performances%2018.19/?utm_source=Sharon&utm_campaign=ca032134de-School+Time+Performances_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c3521175e4-ca032134de-209478053

 

Murphy’s Celtic Legacy – Irish Dance Reborn

Wednesday, April 3 at 10:30am
Recommended All Grades

Don’t blink, for this is no ordinary Irish Dance performance; it is a battle of styles, a clash of colors. The cast of Murphy’s Celtic Legacy gives an invigorating performance of traditional Irish Dance. Featuring dancers and musicians from Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Celtic Woman, Murphy’s Celtic Legacy is the next generation Irish dance spectacular.

Created by Chris Hannon, former principal dancer for Lord of the Dance, Murphy’s Celtic Legacy features original choreography combining traditional Irish and Modern dance techniques presented with multimedia elements, song and live music.

The show’s soundtrack is composed by acclaimed Irish musicians John Elliott and Gerry Conlon and is performed by a 7 piece band. The performance centers on an original tale developed by Hannon drawn from Irish folklore – a tale of Kings and Queens, rebels and magic; epic battles between good and evil. It tells the story of the Murphy clan, who flee the corrupt tyrants of their native Eire in search of a better future.

No study guide available for this performance.

Click here for reservations for Murphy’s Celtic Legacy performance:

http://sunrisetheatrecom.coffeecup.com/forms/School%20Time%20Performances%2018.19/?utm_source=Sharon&utm_campaign=ca032134de-School+Time+Performances_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c3521175e4-ca032134de-209478053

 

WPBF Visits Palm Pointe

WPBF Visits Palm Pointe

Britley Ritz, meteorologist for WPBF, created a whirlwind of enthusiasm among students as she brought to life weather concepts for Palm Pointe students earlier this month.

 

Check out the weather rap students performed:

Thank you Palm Pointe Educational Research School At Tradition for having me this morning! It was a blast to be able to teach you more about the weather. I can’t wait to visit again! St. Lucie Public Schools you rock! #weatherclasswednesday

Posted by Britley Ritz WPBF on Wednesday, September 5, 2018

 

The Good News Gets Even Better for St. Lucie Public Schools

The Good News Gets Even Better for SLPS

St. Lucie County, FL –  In a letter addressed to St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Superintendent E. Wayne Gent, the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) announced that a review of school grade data and supporting documentation for Oak Hammock K-8 School resulted in a grade recalculation.  The school, previously designated as a B, now bears the distinction of an A rated school.  In addition, Performance Based Preparatory Academy received a School Improvement Rating of Commendable – the highest benchmark ranking for schools not receiving a letter grade.

Superintendent Gent explained the District closely monitors the process for calculating points earned for school grades, and when the State announced a set of late-reported Florida Standards Alternate Assessment Scores were not included in this year’s calculations, SLPS filed an appeal. “Oak Hammock was just two points shy of an A,” he said.  “It’s our job as District leaders to support our teachers, staff, students, and administrators.  We wanted to make certain their relentless efforts and focus on each child to increase achievement received full recognition and honor. The results speak for themselves,” he added.

With Oak Hammock’s grade re-calculation, 37% of SLPS are rated an A, 62% are rated an A or B, and the District has no failing schools.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast and fifth in Florida with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS is ranked among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

Palm Pointe Summer Reading Carnival

Palm Pointe Summer Reading Carnival

Over 600 Rockets in grades 1-8 took part in a “Reading is Fun!” Carnival on August 31st.  During the carnival students played games, danced, and enjoyed a tasty treat.  Students qualified for the carnival by completing the Summer Reading Challenge.  Many thanks to all of our volunteers, teachers, and staff members for making the event a success.  Fun was had by all!

Mariposa Elementary’s First Graders Explore Math

Mariposa Elementary’s First Graders Explore Math

At Mariposa Elementary, Mrs. Linda Auciello’s 1st grade students Olivia Watson, Joseph Rivera, Houston Bidot-Lascala, Kierstin Maggard and Brayden Myers are creating 3-D shapes using Play-doh and toothpicks. Math centers are practiced to ensure students stay engaged and gain a variety of different learning opportunities within their classroom.