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Mrs. Budde- 2B
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Hour of Code
Thank You Dubuque Racing Association!

We are very excited to learn that Carver Elementary has been awarded a grant by the Dubuque Racing Association (DRA) for the
2013-14 school year. Carver received full funding ($2,622.00) for a set of Tubanos for the music room. Many of the Carver students having been, or will be participating in drumming circles in their music classes.Carver also received partial funding ($5,000) for a Community Multimedia Center in the gym. This multimedia center will include a large motorized screen and projector. The Carver Parent Teacher Group will be matching the grant with monies from the fundraiser.

2013- 14 GRANT
$7,622.00
Musical Instruments/Community Multimedia Center


2012- 13 GRANT
$13,980.00
Intervention/Character Counts Materials


2011- 12 GRANT
$2505.85
SixTraits Writing Materials

New Item Types in
Common Core MAP®

 
 
CLICK HERE to read the special 2012 5 YEAR Commemorative Edition Newsletter written by Carver Students.
 
 
 
 
"Be Our Guest" Art Program

Four Carver Elementary students participated in the Dubuque Community School District “Be Our Guest” after-school art program, where they were asked to create a sculpture whose form was interesting when viewed from many sides. The “Be Our Guest” after-school program was funded by a Mediacom Arts & Culture grant. Student sculptures went on display April 13-18 on the mezzanine level of Hotel Julien Dubuque. The public was invited to view the art projects the entire week of Architecture Days, whose mission is to heighten the recognition of architecture as an art form and to explore the rich architectural landscape of Dubuque through programming for all ages. Emma, Sam, Alexis, and Johnathan also have their sculptures displayed on April’s Digital Fringe for all to view: http://www.dubuque.k12.ia.us/digitalfringe/
Focusing on COOPERATION


Carver Community Groups gathered together in the gym to learn about the importance of cooperation.  They entered the gym wearing red and white striped hats that they earned for working together to reach a school goal.  Students shared examples of how they have used cooperative skills, such as listening, taking turns, showing appreciation, and compromising, to make their home, school or community a better place.  Following the large group presentation, students met in community groups to brain storm what cooperation looks like, sounds like and feels like.  Groups also worked together to build their cooperative skills and then reconvened in the gym where they cooperated together on a school wide dance.  Students were reminded that these skills could be used that evening when attending the Carver dance.

Wilhelm Brings Anti-Bullying Message

Matt Wilhelm, Pro BMX rider and motivational speaker, came to Carver Elementary to share his stories of how he overcame being the target of bullies to become a world-renowned BMX rider. Wilhelm urged students to choose their words wisely in their daily dealings with other people. “Your words can build someone up or tear someone down,” he said. “Treat people how you want to be treated with kindness and respect.”

School Wide E-BOOK Club

Have you heard the news?  Carver is starting a school wide “electronic” bookclub!

HOW THE BOOKCLUB WORKS:

  1. Students ask their classroom teacher which “E-Book of the Month” has been selected for their grade level.
  2. Students locate their e-book by logging onto www.readingeggs.com and visiting the ReadingEggs/Reading Eggspress Library.
  3. After reading the selected e-book, students visit the school’s Padlet wall, located on the Carver homepage, and “blog” about their book.
  4. Students in the upper grade levels are encouraged to respond to a peer comment

KEY FEATURES OF THE BOOKCLUB:   
Students will-

  • Build a love of reading and learning online
  • Use online resources that are available to them 
  • Learn about online etiquette while expanding communication skills
  • Form opinions about what they read and express these opinions with peers
  • Respect the opinions of others
  • Be exposed to a variety of genres or books they might not have chosen to read on their own
Carver Students Place 1st at STATE!
Ten Carver Elementary School students explored the world of robotics, scientific research and core values as members of the school’s First Lego League (FLL) team.  FLL is an international program designed to get students interested in and excited about science, technology and engineering. The Carver team, named Brain Stormers, built a robot to perform tasks and they created an invention that might help students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) focus on their teacher.  The Brain Stormers won the 1st Place Overall Project Award for their research and innovative solution at the Iowa FLL State Championship held on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, Iowa on January 17th.  The team worked with local experts to learn more about ADHD and they were also fortunate to Skype with Dr. Russell Barkley, an internationally recognized authority on ADHD, about the types of research he has been doing in his field.  Students also worked with John Deere & Co. employees to learn how to analyze plans and designs for their robot.  We are very proud of the Brain Stormers team for their display of Gracious Professionalism and for all of their accomplishments at State!
50 Days & Hopping


In celebration of the 50th day of school, Carver kindergarten students dressed in clothing styles similar to those students wore in the early 1950's. They learned to collaborate working on activities that compared clothing, cars and music from the past. At the kindergarten sock-hop, students enjoyed running, twisting and shouting. In math class, students counted to fifty by ones and sorted objects into five groups of ten. They also created bar graphs based on whether or not they liked the taste of root beer floats

Students in fourth grade science class were excited to test how far their propeller driven vehicles would travel. Each student had to assemble their vehicle based on a technical design. The goal was to determine the amount of energy needed to send the car more than 15 feet.

The life cycle of a butterfly is part of a science unit that Carver second grade students enjoy learning about. The unit includes each child having his/her own caterpillar to observe as it goes through the process of metamorphosis.

WHAT YEAR IS IT?


Students from Mrs. Fitting's room enjoy reading the morning announcements.

It is hard to believe that the start of this school year marks the 8th Anniversary for Carver Elementary! What is even more AMAZING is that this year’s high school seniors, were members of Carver's first 5th grade graduating class. One memory these students are sure to recall is the first time that they were chosen to read the daily announcements "live" through video stream. This 5th grade tradition continues today, along with students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the Carver Character Counts pledge. Our morning reporters end every announcement with some great advice for all of us...."Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours!"


First day of kindergarten!


These brand new markers work great!

What's the first word you think of when you say Carver? Did you say FAMILY?

Carver's First Community Day celebrated in the school gym!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

   

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