When Todd students return to school next week, on December 2nd, they will be in for a big surprise: some of the floors of the school hallways have been recently decorated with decals. The decals, generously provided by the Todd PTA, create a sensory pathway, which will be used by all students.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is going to look different this year and will have only about 30% of the usual number of attendees. This fact doesn’t bother Todd third graders at all, as they have all already attended it. How? By using a green screen in technology class, they created projects that enable them to insert themselves in photos of the parade.
Last year, when she was in fourth grade, Todd student Sabrina DeRose emailed one of her favorite authors, Chris Grabenstein, with an answer to a puzzle challenge from one of his books, and was surprised that he wrote back to her!
A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step and in Leslie Newman’s kindergarten class at Todd Elementary, the students have been taking their first step as writers.
When it is cold and raining outside, how do you get students to get excited about exercising in the gym? Simple! You have them play a game that involves guessing, adding points and, yes, exercising.
What better way to learn about the phases of the moon than by holding a replica of the moon itself in your hands? Todd first graders in Dorene Tomaskovic’s class were learning all about the phases of the moon while holding small white spheres in their hands and shining flashlights on them.