Music Memos from CMDS Early Childhood Music Teacher Mrs. Ellis

by Jauna Ellis CMDS EC Music Teacher Jauna Ellis Eleven years ago, I was a new mom, working diligently from home to build a voice and acting studio. I absolutely loved every minute of being a work-from-home mother. However, I remember feeling – quite often – that I was leaving behind a life [...]

Music Memos from CMDS Early Childhood Music Teacher Mrs. Ellis2018-11-16T19:15:52+00:00

October Is Not Just for Trick-or-Treaters: It’s Dyslexia Awareness Month

by Margaret Patterson We’ve heard the term ‘dyslexia’ repeatedly and are inclined to say, “I kinda, sorta know what it is.”  Well, here are the facts. Margaret Patterson is the director of the CMDS Connections program. What exactly is it? Dyslexia is a learning condition that can affect basic language skills, reading (decoding), [...]

October Is Not Just for Trick-or-Treaters: It’s Dyslexia Awareness Month2018-11-16T19:17:05+00:00

Devotions With Your Kiddos. The Struggle Is Real. The Payoff Is Great.

by Meghean Warner Our family has struggled with night time devotions since my daughters were born. My husband and I both work, and sometimes by 7 p.m. Netflix seems much more appealing than doing a nightly devotional with our girls. Meghean Warner teaches Grade School Art at CMDS. In fact, even the word [...]

Devotions With Your Kiddos. The Struggle Is Real. The Payoff Is Great.2018-11-16T19:18:29+00:00

CMDS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

by Amanda Mallory Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! This commemorative month, which lasts from September 15 to October 15, is a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions, cultures and histories of Hispanic Americans. September 15 is significant because it is the Independence Day of multiple Latin American countries, including Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador [...]

CMDS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month2018-11-16T19:19:21+00:00

Guided Math Supports Variety of Learning Styles

by Alissa Abercrombie and Carol Deaver “I never liked math much until now.” “I understand math – it’s my favorite subject.” “Math stations are so much fun!” Carol Deaver Alissa Abercrombie Since CMDS started using Guided Math, these are the kinds of comments we are hearing from our students during Math [...]

Guided Math Supports Variety of Learning Styles2018-10-02T16:17:09+00:00