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Becoming Sculptors to Learn the Writing Process

over 2 years ago

How is a Sculptor like a Writer?

Mrs. Johns 4th grade classes tried to answer this question while participating in a fun play doh activity.  The students took on the role of a sculptor as the teacher talked them through a process to create a final product.  The process for a sculptor to create a piece of art is the same as for a writer to write a paper: Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Editing, and Publishing.  The students created unique pencil holders as they were engaged and learning the writing process.  

Science Night at Clearfork

over 2 years ago

By Rebecca Gerhardt

Science Night at Clearfork

When Clearfork teachers invited students and parents to explore and discover the wonders of Science, fun was had by all!

Marketing for Business or Products

over 2 years ago

Marketing in Teen Leadership

Ms. Lopez's teen leadership students were to create an ad to market either a business or a specific product.  The students had to name their product or business, provide a slogan, pricing, and three reasons to buy the product or participate in their business.  Read More

By Shelby Vaughan

AP World Geography Mining

over 2 years ago

By Katharine Wilkins

AP World Geography Mining

Students in Mrs. Artho’s World Geography class were miners and had to mine for chocolate chips in chocolate chip cookies. They had to "buy" the cookie, "rent" mining tools(the toothpicks and paper clips), and then try to put the cookie back to its original shape afterwards. They couldn't touch the cookie with their hands while they were mining. They then weighed their chocolate ore and had to calculate their mining costs and see if they made a profit.


Brooks Landgraf Visit

over 2 years ago

By Katharine Wilkins

State REpresentative 

Brooks Landgraf 


Underwood Elementary and Andrews Middle School were honored to have State Representative Brooks Landgraf visit their campuses April 6th.  He discussed civic engagement and civic responsibility with our students.  Our students were also given the opportunity to ask Representative Landgraf questions.  We appreciate Representative Landgraf taking time to visit our district.  


First Grade Farm Day

over 2 years ago

By Katharine Wilkins

First Grade Farm Day

Clearfork first grade students were able to visit a local farm this semester.  The students learned about horses, cows, chickens, farm equipment, and farm life now/then.  They were able to play on the hay bales, feed the catfish, and visit and authentic chuckwagon.  The students had a great time!  Watch the video below to see their exciting trip.  

Special Olympics 2016

over 2 years ago

By Shelby Vaughan

Let Me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.
Andrews ISD special olympic participants competed in  in the local special olympic Meet on March 10 at Mustang Bowl.  The students and teachers worked very hard and are now preparing to compete in the Area competition at Ratiff Stadium on April 16.  
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Devonian Students Visit McDonald Observatory

over 2 years ago

Students write essays for the chance to go visit McDonald Observatory.  

Devonian students were challenged to write an essay to earn a chance to go on a field trip to Fort Davis.  Students submitted essays over  their favorite topic in astronomy.  Valicia Vargas, Chelci Rodriguez, Christy Cabrera, and Lizett Montoya organized and/or were chaperones for the trip.

By Rebecca Gerhardt



7th Grade World War I Gallery Walk

over 2 years ago

By Katharine Wilkins

7th Grade 

World War I 

Gallery Walk


The 7th grade students at Andrews Middle School participated in a gallery walk to learn about World War I.  Students used the poster displays to answer questions about World War I. 

Middle School Wonder Project

over 2 years ago

Middle School Students are Wondering......

Students are implementing the cycle of scientific thinking to investigate and answer a self-directed wonder question.  In order to complete the task, students must develop critical thinking, networking, time management, and research skills.  Students who complete the task will come away with experience and practical knowledge of the cycle of scientific thinking as well as numerous other skills.  

                                   - Elizabeth Hill

By Rebecca Gerhardt



Market Day

over 2 years ago

Market Day
MS Ogden's Class Participated in market Day.  The students were asked to homemake something they would like to sell.  The students had a limit of $10 that they could spend to create their product.  Once the products were made the students participated in Market day.  On this day they used play money to buy and sell the products the class made.  the students were then rewarded with extra recess for the students who made a specific amount of money.  

By Shelby Vaughan

Age of Exploration iMovie Project

over 2 years ago

By Katharine Wilkins

Age of Exploration Project


The world history classes taught by Coach Narrell, Coach Richters, and Coach Pierce recently completed the Age of Exploration iMovie project.  The students were asked to research one of two topics and create an iMovie newscast to display their interviews.  The students could research Cortes and the conquest of the Aztecs or Pizarro and the conquest of the Incas.  

Google Expeditions

over 2 years ago

By Shelby Vaughan

Google Expeditions

Andrews Middle School, Underwood, and Devonian all participated in a pilot program called Google Expeditions.  Google Expeditions are virtual reality field trips that work with our 21st Century technology to enhance student engagement.  Google created the app to work with any device allowing students to travel to places textbooks can only dream of taking our kids.  This gives the students the opportunity to experience what they are studying in ways never imagined before.  

Halloween Fun at Andrews

over 2 years ago

By Shelby Vaughan

Halloween Fun 
Our teachers and students enjoyed Halloween by dressing up as their favorite book characters.  There is always time to have a little fun.

Underwood Teachers Celebrate Halloween

over 2 years ago

By Rebecca Gerhardt

Click "Read More" to see the costumes.  


App Smashing

over 2 years ago

App Smashing

App Smashing is a creative way for students to demonstrate their learning by using multiple apps to create projects or complete tasks.  

Clearfork Elementary Veteran's Day Luncheon

over 2 years ago

Clearfork Honors Veterans

By Katharine Wilkins

Clearfork students and teachers held a luncheon to honor the Veterans of our military.  The students invited their veteran family members to join them for lunch.  The students also created a page to honor the veterans.  The pages were displayed in the hallway.  We appreciate all of the sacrifices made by the veterans and their families.  Thank you for your service. 

High School Government 5 Minute Quick Draw

over 2 years ago

By Katharine Wilkins

Andrews High School Government 5 Minute Draw 


Mrs. Reed has her students occasionally complete a 5 minute quick draw.  Students are assigned a topic and they are to complete the 5 minute draw with only one color.  For this particular assignment she explained to her Government class that after WWII the Japanese had to write a new constitution.  They had to use pictures because they did not know how to write.  She asked the students to draw the provisions of our US Constitution.  

Experimenting with Prisms at Underwood

over 2 years ago

By Rebecca Gerhardt

4th grade students investigate Prisms

4th Grade Students in Mrs. Lynch's science class at Underwood experimented with the behavior of light energy when passed through a prism.  Click on the "Read More" button below to see what happened.  

Devonian Students Answering Exit Tickets in Google Forms

over 2 years ago

2nd Grade Students Are Using Google Forms To Answer Exit Tickets

Math teachers at Devonian are using Google Forms created by Jamie Carson as a formative assessment tool for their students.  At the end of each class, teachers ask a reflection question to asses the understanding of that day's lesson.  These 2nd grade students scan a QR code with their I pads that takes them to a Google Form to answer their questions.  Immediately teachers can review the spreadsheet generated by their Google Drive and quickly assess each students progress on that topic.  Click the "Read More" button below to see examples.  

By Rebecca Gerhardt

Using Memes In Schoology

over 3 years ago

Draw Attention To Your Schoology Updates


Elizabeth Hill at the Middle School is making sure her students don't miss important update she posts in Schoology.  To get their attention, she is posting memes with her updates.  Click the Read More button below to see how. 

Devonian Math and Science Night

over 3 years ago

 

Recently Devonian hosted their annual Math and Science Night.  Students were having a blast learning new and exciting ways to look at Math and Science.  Experiments, games, lots of laughter, and sounds of amazement were heard all over the gym.  Amazing job Devonian!

Using Google Forms for Data Collection

over 3 years ago

Chemistry Data Collection

High School Chemistry students are using Google Forms to collaborate and collect data.  

By Rebecca Gerhardt

Literary Design School - 7th Grade ELAR

over 3 years ago

Literary Design School

Mrs. Walker's 7th grade ELAR Pre-AP class designs t-shirts to learn literary terms.  

By Paige Bowman

Clearfork Fire Safety

over 3 years ago


In celebration of Fire Safety Week, Clearfork's Pre-K through 1st grades had the opportunity to learn important fire safety rules from the Andrews Volunteer Fire Department.