5th Grade Science – Heredity

Fifth graders learned all about heredity in science and created “alien babies” using Punnett squares and figuring out dominate and recessive traits. The students were so involved in the activity they wanted to see what other types of species they could create like a mad scientist!

A Punnett square is a graphical representation of the possible genotypes of an offspring arising from a particular cross or breeding event.

Spring Musical – Aesop’s Musical Foibles

The annual spring drama production showed May 3-5, 2019 to sold out crowds in the school’s Black Box Theater.

The musical began as young Aesop explains to the audience about his problem of constantly hearing annoying voices in his head, which come to life as hysterical characters onstage that only Aesop (and the audience) can see and hear. With the resentful Fox, the egomaniac Hare, the sluggish Tortoise, the zen-like Grasshopper and many more, Aesop’s Musical Foibles retold the fables like you’ve never quite heard them before!

It was a rousing comedy filled with talented actors perfectly cast for their parts. These students spent months learning lines, songs and dances and their hard work paid off in the incredible final production!

4th Grade Learns to Clog as Part of Social Studies Focus on North Carolina

Students in fourth grade across the state have a special emphasis on North Carolina history as part of their social studies curriculum. This year our Fourth Graders learned to clog as part of this emphasis.

Clogging is an American dance form that began in the Appalachian Mountains and now enjoys widespread popularity throughout the United States and around the world.

The students performed a clogging dance to the song “Cotton Eyed Joe” at the annual talent show on April 4th. They did a fantastic job too!

Annual Talent Show

On April 4th, the gymnatorium at The Learning Center Charter School was filled to capacity in anticipation of the school’s annual talent show.  Students, staff, parents and family members were treated to an afternoon of amazing talents.

Singers, dancers, Lego builders, piano players, gymnasts, and cloggers were among the impressive talents on display. The school’s middle school Odyssey of the Mind team also performed.

“It’s always fun to see what our talented students share with us,” said school director Mary Jo Dyre.

Dyre added that the school’s drama program, now in its eighth year, sees increased participation based on the opportunities provided by such events.

“We embrace learning through the arts as an essential part of a holistic, E-STEAM curriculum,” said Dyre.  “We expose students to musical, visual, culinary, performing and dramatic arts as often as possible and by the time a student is in middle school, they jump at the chance to be part of our annual spring musical.”

E-STEAM stands for entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, art and math.

Entrepreneurship in 3rd Grade

As part of a unit of study on entrepreneurs, third grade students were tasked with building a business and creating a business plan.

They borrowed “money” from “the bank” to start up their business and had to buy materials from “the store.”

They had to figure out what their prices would be in order to make the most profit.

Their teacher, Ms. Gina, said it was amazing to see the students in action.  Most were very conscientious about their start-up costs and tried to find ways they could not spend as much money up front by thinking of what they could make that didn’t have a large up-front cost, but that would sell well for a good price.

At the end of the day, they had to see how much money they earned by subtracting start-up costs from profit.

Ms. Gina said that students really enjoyed this project and getting a feel for what it might be like to be an entrepreneur some day.

The class also studied famous entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs from our state, and local entrepreneurs.  Ms. Cindy form our school came in and talked to the class about her small business as part of the kick-off for this unit.

Innovation Tech Camp — June 10 – 13, 2019 — at TLC!

June will be here before you know it.  Consider this A W E S O M E camp for your student. Open to all whether a TLC student or not.

Call our front office at 835-7240 for more information or go to HERE  to register.