Pye Elementary helps students make global connections - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

Pye Elementary helps students make global connections

Posted: Updated:

From dance, to music, to international communication. Pye Elementary's global initiatives have students on the move. We're in Dorchester county for our Cool School of the week.

Music fills the air at Joseph Pye Elementary, and dance moves follow. In the world music and dance classrooms at Pye, students play instruments, and learn dance techniques from around the world. The global connections continue with international communication through the Kenya Project. Third grade students use technology to Skype with students in Kenya, Africa. Third grade student Bella Blatchford says, "It's a really good experience to me because they're teaching us about the soils, and how the land is and what state is. We're learning more about their culture since we've been doing this, and I've been looking forward to learning more about their country now." Third grader Kendra Ho says, "I think it's really awesome that we get to experience what they experience over there, and they get to experience what we experience here."

Pamela Mack is a third grade teacher for the gifted and talented class. She says, "It just brings the whole globe together. These connections empower us to be able to tap into their ability at the elementary level. Often times you don't see these types of experiences being made available for children at the elementary level, so we're so grateful for the global and stem initiative that we have been able to establish with Port Victoria in Kenya, Africa."

Coming up Thursday on News 2 Today, we'll present the Pye Elementary trotters with our Cool School award. We'll also tell you why a pie now has special meaning at Pye Elementary.

We want to hear about the good things going on at your school. send an email to octavia at omitchell@wcbd.com, maybe your school will be the next Cool School of the week.

  • What are options available in the Lowcountry for parents who can't afford daycare?

    What are options available in the Lowcountry for parents who can't afford daycare?

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:34:01 GMT
    A story we recently covered sparked a lot of interest online. A North Augusta mother is charged with child neglect after leaving her nine year old daughter at a park while she worked at McDonald’s due to the high cost of daycare.So what are your options for daycare?We talked with Charlotte Anderson, Director of the 211 phone line at Trident United Way. “211 is available 24-hours a day to help people with whatever prob...
    A story we recently covered sparked a lot of interest online. A North Augusta mother is charged with child neglect after leaving her nine year old daughter at a park while she worked at McDonald’s due to the high cost of daycare.So what are your options for daycare?We talked with Charlotte Anderson, Director of the 211 phone line at Trident United Way. “211 is available 24-hours a day to help people with whatever prob...
  • All lanes back open after fatal accident on University Boulevard near Charleston Southern University

    All lanes back open after fatal accident on University Boulevard near Charleston Southern University

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:12:28 GMT
    North Charleston Police continue to work a three vehicle accident that has closed University Boulevard near Charleston Southern University.
    North Charleston Police continue to work a three vehicle accident that has closed University Boulevard near Charleston Southern University.
  • Common Core dispute pits Zais against education boards

    Common Core dispute pits Zais against education boards

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:59:12 GMT
    A dispute over how to rewrite South Carolina's math and reading standards pits leaders of South Carolina's two education boards against Education Superintendent Mick Zais, three months before voters replace him. Zais has promised to use a new law to kill Common Core standards before he leaves office in January. The one-term Republican lacks the authority to do so. But he has influence over the review process. The law directs educator panels to review current math and reading standards, which ...
    A dispute over how to rewrite South Carolina's math and reading standards pits leaders of South Carolina's two education boards against Education Superintendent Mick Zais, three months before voters replace him. Zais has promised to use a new law to kill Common Core standards before he leaves office in January. The one-term Republican lacks the authority to do so. But he has influence over the review process. The law directs educator panels to review current math and reading standards, which ...
Powered by WorldNow