CMS has a new class this year in 7th and 8th grades called CSI-Curriculum and Skills Investigation. This class is designed to integrate many subjects and as students in Mrs. Turner's class put it, "It makes me think more."
Students are also learning to set goals and develop rubrics to take ownership of their learning. In Mrs. Sabo's class, students are designing a dream home and will incorporate math through measurement, scale factor, and area of polygons.In the 8th grade Mrs. Suggs' students are analyzing questions, categorizing information, and formulating questions as they hone their research skills. Mrs. Suggs is using strategies to explore the common characteristics of North Carolinians and Americans and create connections with students and their peers. Students are having a lot of fun in this newly created class, and Mrs. Suggs is excited about the creative responses she's seeing from her students.