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Welcome CELCites, or is it CELCaroonies?!

CELC IS NOT in session THURSDAY, 24 MAY;  FRIDAY, 25 MAY; MONDAY, 28 MAY. CELC returns to instruction TUESDAY, 29 MAY.

~ CELC travels to The Ecology School in Saco, Maine 21 – 23 May 2018 ~ Hazzah!  CELCers must arrive to CELC Monday, 21 May at 6:15 a.m. sharp!  Your student needs to either already have eaten breakfast, or have breakfast items and snack items packed for the van ride to Maine. DO NOT pack extra food beyond this – NO FOOD is allowed to remain in student pack. CELC will eat lunch Monday, 21 May upon arrival in Maine.

For the return, pick up Wednesday, 23 May is at CELC at 4:45 p.m. If anything changes with our return time, based on traffic conditions, we will confirm once en route.   

This is your site for keeping current with homework assignments and any additional information about which you may need to be aware.

Remember to check the CELC calendar for a complete listing of our weekly field experiences and activities.


Recital: Wednesday, 13 June 2018

.B with GAIL -Keep these in mind:

August – how to have fun at the appropriate time;  Nick – 5 minutes staying still and notice any urges to move; Matt – notice distractions and trying not to react; Gray – notice when judging self and others and try to respond rather than react

Kingian Nonviolence – DUE Wednesday, 13 June: What is the Civil Rights Act of 1964?  Share something stated in the Act.

Group Meeting Assignments –

The person running the meeting will post the agenda on the Wednesday before each meeting date.

Gray: 13 JUN     Nick: 1 JUN

Kingian Nonviolence  –

In-class work continues

Pizza Fridays

  • Two slices of pizza, milk, dessert is $7.00
  • One slice pizza, milk, dessert is $6.00


Español –

All – KEEP studying your vocabulary, especially concentrating on new verbs!

In class work Wednesday, 30 MAY 2018!

All – check out www.duolingo.com

¡Siete veces por la semana, quince minutos cada día = practicar la lengua!

vocabulario para estudiar y aprender : abril, agosto, arroz, asar, beber, bicicleta, caer, café, cereal, cerebro, comer, corazón, correr, decir, dibujar, diciembre, domingo, enero, estómago, febrero, freír, fruta, gritar, hamburguesas, hamburguesa con queso, helado, huevos, jamón, jueves, junio, julio, leche, lechuga, limonada, lunes, martes, marzo, mayo, meses, miércoles, mi/mis, morir, nuestro/nuestra/nuestros/nuestras, noviembre, octubre, página, pan, pasta, perro, pescado, pimientos rojos, pollo, pulmones, querer, refrescos, sábado, salmón, salsa picante, saltar, sangre, seguir, semana, septiembre, ser, su/sus, sushi, té, tocino, tomate, tostadas, tu/tus, viernes, volar, yo tengo hambre, yo tengo diez años, yo tengo once años, yo tengo doce años, yo tengo cincuenta y cinco años

Math – NI (Nick, Izzy)

In-class work

Math – GAM (Gray, August, Matt)

Gray, August, Matt – Work everyday on your multiplication and division facts

Gray, Matt, August  – In class work Tuesday, 29 MAY

Spelling –

Continue listening out for wonderous words!

Grammar – 

Literature Circle – Watership Down

Current Events – 

Congratulations, you have been developing your critical thinking skills. THANK YOU, CELCers, for participating and contributing all that you have!

Keep reading, keep wondering,  keep thinking!

THEME –  Work and keep on working!  You are on your way to a great display!

Project work: 

*** Refer to this link for PDF version of Theme PROJECT Ecology and Sustainability ***


August:  add information to volcano diagram; add information to geothermal power plant description; geyser diagram into final form; get at least 12 timeline facts about geothermal power

Gray:   final draft drawing of “then and now”; final form of coal formation diagram; final form of coal condensing diagram

Nick:  ALL “cool facts”; share solar panel descriptions with Maria; update and add to timeline facts; list of top ten nuclear sites in USA; rough draft of illustrated diagram of nuclear reactor; sketch of control panel display

Matt:  list of at least 12  timeline facts about history of oil in USA; rough draft of oil conversion barrel poster; rough draft of combustion engine diagram with labels and description of parts

General Project Due Dates : 

Wednesday, 30 May: Display check-in – goal is to have major components of final display completed

Wednesday, 6 June: FINAL display completed, including all editing, final form, interactive components, etc.

FRIDAY, 8 JUNE: Energy and Sustainability Exposition Set-Up and Presentation.

Set-up at library (morning hours) and Theme Share Day (12:30 – 4:30) 

Friday, 8 June : Theme Event 

*** Refer to this link for PDF version of  Theme Paper Ecology-Sustainablity handout ***

Due date is adjusted DateToBeAnnounced  : Final Draft of Completed Paper


YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE PERSONAL READING BOOK WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES! ** If you are about to finish a book, make certain you are prepared with a new one as well **

Hello CELCer, FUNCASH for MONDAY, 21 May:  Arrive on time, and arrive on time 6:15 a.m., and have any and all forgotten items for the trip!

Writers’ Workshop / CELC Blog

RUSTY – check in each Monday by seeing me ongoing writing   DUE WEDNESDAY, 13 MAY –  Final edited memoir

CONGRATS to all published CELC writers! 

CT History –

In-class work

US History –

Science –

In-class work

Outdoor Education –


You will need to be aware of the weather conditions and dress to be outdoors. Extra layers of clothing may also be needed, depending on the day and the activity. Other items will be specified as needed for particular events. The above items are a MUST for all Outdoor Education days.

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“Life at CELC is unlike any other school. There is a place for any personality or learner. Through our everyday experiences we build relationships, and we become like a family. We go out into the world together. We work together and grow together. It is the best feeling to feel like you always have a place. You can just be you and find your place at CELC. It doesn’t matter what we are doing — hard and dedicated math, out in the woods, or walking the streets in Washington, D.C. – we always have a place to learn and have fun.”

Hannah, 8th-grade student at CELC