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Pioneer Drama Service

Pioneer Drama Service

| January 9, 2017

Pioneer Drama Service is the source of many of the drama materials for the dramas that are performed by Nittany Christian Middle School Drama students. On a recent visit to their website, it was fun to discover that two of our recent productions are being featured in slide shows on their website. Go take a […]

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“Oviparous” & “Regurgitate”

“Oviparous” & “Regurgitate”

| November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Recently Kindergarten learned about owls.  The students learned some big  words like “oviparous” or “regurgitate.”  They completed many activities such as making an owl vocabulary book or an owl non-fiction book, complete with illustrations drawn by the students.  They also read several non-fiction books about owls and made a few owl crafts.  On Friday, Kindergarten ended […]

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Inspiration from Georgia O’Keefe

Inspiration from Georgia O’Keefe

| November 10, 2016

The middle school classes recently took a field trip to Penn State’s Arboretum where they photographed some flowers and reproduced their own photos in pastel. Taking inspiration from Georgia O’Keefe, our students made some stunning compositions. Nathan S. • Grade 7 Asia • Grade 7 Ava • Grade 7 Lily • Grade 7 Nate L. […]

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Alpha Fire Department

Alpha Fire Department

| November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kindergarten visited the Alpha Fire Department for a fun Field Trip.  They took a tour of the fire truck and had the thrill of sitting in the big Fire Trucks!

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Kindergarten Pumpkin Day

Kindergarten Pumpkin Day

| November 2, 2016

Kindergarten had a great pumpkin day! They did pumpkin activities for every subject, including Bible! They estimated and counted seeds in a pumpkin. Their pumpkin had 477 seeds! They painted pumpkins and painted an Eric Carle pumpkin, mimicking his technique of blending colors and painting tissue paper. They measured their pumpkin and put it in […]

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PSU Arboretum

PSU Arboretum

| October 13, 2016

On Wednesday, October 12th, the 5th grade class visited the PSU Arboretum where they participated in many fun activities such as tasting snacks made from fruits and vegetables grown at the Arboretum; making crafts and even holding a corn snake!  The class enjoyed the beautiful flowers and plants available and finished up their learning filled […]

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Second Grade at Lederer Park

Second Grade at Lederer Park

| October 13, 2016

Miss Jones recently took the second-grade class on an adventurous field trip to Lederer Park to enjoy some fall activities!

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​Indian Caverns Field Trip

​Indian Caverns Field Trip

| September 29, 2016

Miss Sechler’s 5th grade class recently visited Indian Caverns after studying Native Americans in Social Studies and reading the historical fiction book The Sign of the Beaver. While touring Indian Caverns, fifth grade enjoyed learning about the history and geology of the caves. The students were intrigued to learn how Native Americans once used the […]

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STEM & LEGOs

STEM & LEGOs

| September 26, 2016

Today in first grade for part of math class,  the students participated in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activity using LEGOs. The students were given task cards to build certain things using only LEGOs. One group had to make a pattern, another group made a musical instrument, igloo, a tree, and a car that really drives.

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We are Under Construction!

We are Under Construction!

| September 15, 2016

We are under construction! The State College Alliance Church and Nittany Christian School are in the midst of a building expansion that will add much-needed classrooms, meeting spaces, and a full gymnasium to our facility. Although going to school in a construction zone  creates interesting challenges that require creative solutions, we are all working together […]

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