Our First Mega Power Reader!
Camarena Elementary is proud to introduce to you our first Mega Power Reader for the Year of 2017-2018! Her name is Jenel Jimenez, a fifth grader, who has always had a love for reading. Her parents, Mrs. Elizabeth Camarillo and Mr. Wensislado Jimenez, encourage her every year to read diligently. In fact, this is the fourth year Jenel has become a Mega Power Reader. Her favorite book series is A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. Her favorite book is The Reptile Room from the same book series. We are very proud of you Jenel!! Keep on reading! Reading helps pave the road to success!
Dot Day 2017
At Camarena Elementary we find any excuse to learn! September 15th was International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage, and collaboration. Our Librarian, Ms. R Solis, shared the book The Dot with our students and encouraged their creativity by having students design a unique dot. The Dot is a story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. This story encouraged our Camarena students to have confidence and self-discovery and truly believe that their unique dot is a true mark of art.
Sorry About the Mess… But We Are Working Here!
Students have been excited this year about the new Makerspace activities happening in the library. The Makerspaces are designed to provide studens with opportunities to make, create, think, design, and work coopertively, all through fun activiites. Activities range between both low tech and high tech activities. Thus far this year, sdtudents have completed the Solo Cup Cooperative Challenge activity, and Origami Yoda/Darth Paper activity, used iPads for a 3D Color Alive activity, Dance Mat Training, built and created using Legos, and make Your Own Mark activity. Tinkering with toys activities coming soon. We believe that providing our students with access to tools and technology will provide students with the background knowledge needed to become successful 21st Century citizens.