1st Grade Science — All About Plants

First graders have been learning all about plants and what they need to survive. They have experimented with germinating radish seeds which created much excitement! They even transplanted their radish sprouts into the garden for a future fall harvest.

Makers Mash 2018 is Next Week – Have your made your costume? Carved your pumpkin? Made your monster?

You won’t want to miss out in this super fun annual Maker event. The whole school gets involved and it’s a fun day to showcase your creativity. Click HERE to find out more.

TLC! Kicks Off the Walk Across NC Campaign

Through the North Carolina Safe Routes to School program, the N.C. Department of Transportation works to make walking and riding a bicycle to school a safe and more appealing options for all children.

The statewide, national and international program involves facilitating the planning, development and implementation of projects and activities to improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption and air pollution near schools.

Students at TLC are doing their part by starting a Walk Across NC campaign.  Last week students heard a special presentation and started walking!

Look for information coming home with your student.

8th Annual Day of Service to Honor 9/11

At 9:00am on September 11th, students at The Learning Center Charter School gathered in front of the school to remember and pay tribute to the victims of the terror attacks on September 11, 2001.  After observing a moment of silence, the students mobilized into groups to perform acts of kindness and service across campus and the community.

Some students spent the day picking up litter along the local roadways, streams and hiking trails while others remained on campus and performed beautification projects such as tree trimming and weeding.  One group helped construct the newly expanded Aquaponics garden while another created new games for one of the school’s playgrounds.  Several students operated a car washing station where they washed teacher and staff cars.

“This year’s event marked the eighth year in a row we have performed community service as a means to honor the lives lost on 9/11,” said Mary Jo Dyre, school director. “Our annual day of service not only honors those victims, but develops the character of our students as well.”

5th Grade Science — Solids, Liquids, Gases

Fifth graders have been learning about the different states of matter — solid, liquid and gas. Ms. Jay read the book “Bartholomew and the Oobleck” by Dr. Seuss pausing at the creation of oobleck.  She then told them that they were going to create their own oobleck from cornstarch and water. The students had a blast and learned that oobleck is a “non-Newtonian” substance similar to magma.

Cherokee County EMS Visits Preschool & Kindergarten

Kindergarten and Preschool students continued to learn about the important community workers within Cherokee County with a visit from Cherokee County EMS workers. They loved asking questions and touring the ambulance.  Thank you Cherokee County EMS!

Murphy Police Department Visits Preschool & Kindergarten

We are so glad to have such a strong community partnership with Murphy Police Department. Thank you for visiting our young students recently and telling them about your important community function and answering all of their many, many questions.