The Case for Cursive: Why CMDS Teaches Cursive Handwriting

by Ruth Thompson Cursive handwriting instruction has become a hot topic in recent years, as some schools remove it to make more time for technology and other curriculum pressures. CMDS 4th Grade Language Arts Teacher Ruth Thompson Technology and typing are increasingly taking over in education, but there’s a lot to be said [...]

The Case for Cursive: Why CMDS Teaches Cursive Handwriting 2018-02-26T17:19:19+00:00

Third Grade NFL Task Is Prime Example of Project-Based Learning at CMDS

by Lizzie Ruple Project-based learning is an essential component of a child’s academic development. CMDS 3rd Grade Math Teacher Lizzie Ruple It brings to life skills taught in the classroom. While working in groups, students are actively engaged in real-life scenarios. They're presented with various challenging tasks to overcome using those skills they [...]

Third Grade NFL Task Is Prime Example of Project-Based Learning at CMDS 2018-02-22T20:37:35+00:00

Summer@CMDS Launches 2018 Summer Camp Lineup

by Amanda Bardos, Summer@CMDS Director Summer@CMDS Director Amanda Bardos Watermelon, sunscreen, swimming pools, beaches, vacation, popsicles, sunglasses, shorts, sandals, picnics and butterflies: What do these words represent? To many of us, they represent all things summer. Summer is my favorite time of the year, and planning and hosting summer camp is one of [...]

Summer@CMDS Launches 2018 Summer Camp Lineup 2018-02-21T19:35:18+00:00

Mr. Vaughn’s Family Movies to Watch for in 2018

by David Vaughn CMDS 5th/6th Grade Science and Social Studies Teacher David Vaughn School schedules are filling up, sports are in full swing and life at home is busy. However, there is always time to make it to the movies. Parents are often asking themselves, “What movies can I can take the family [...]

Mr. Vaughn’s Family Movies to Watch for in 2018 2018-02-07T19:13:48+00:00

Goodnight Math: How to Bring Math Into a Child’s Bedtime Routine

CMDS Math Lab Teacher Erica Lindsey by Erica Lindsey I love reading to my children at night, and I'm constantly looking for ways to incorporate math into their daily or bedtime routine. There are actually a lot of great math books for kids. There are picture books for our younger children and chapter [...]

Goodnight Math: How to Bring Math Into a Child’s Bedtime Routine 2018-02-07T16:25:18+00:00