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After waiting with bated breath for months on end, the Intermediate Project CHILD students at Sebastian Elementary School in Indian River County, Florida finally learned the results of the effort they put forth during the final months of the 2010-2011 school year.

The Intermediate Cluster utilizes individual handheld computers (also known as PDAs) within their classrooms; Barbara Preziosi, IM, Deborah Smith, IW, and Mary Strickler, IR.

At the end of each school year, students have the option of entering what is lovingly known as The Sketchy Contest. Twenty-nine students submitted their Sketchy Projects for the contest last year. Out of those 29 students, four placed first in their categories (catching ALL the top spots) while ten others received certificates for “Outstanding Performance.”  The first place winners were each awarded a $25 Amazon Gift Card along with certificates.

The Intermediate Cluster has been entering the contest annually since Project CHILD was implemented at Sebastian Elementary.  Each year, their winning numbers have grown, with the 2011 Contest having the highest amount of winners yet at fourteen.  You can view their past winners’ projects online at http://www.goknow.com/index.html?pg=sketchy. Congratulations to CHILD Intermediate students at Sebastian Elementary!

Story submitted by Barbara Preziosi, 4th grade homeroom and CHILD Math Specialist, Sebastian Elementary.


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