We are thankful for students who are thankful!

Often with the hustle and bustle of everyday activities, we lose sight of the important things in life. With Thanksgiving around the corner, this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the things and people who are so important to us. Students school-wide are learning the importance of gratitude; a lesson that will be carried far beyond the walls of Cox.



Our kindergarten classes are learning more about the history and traditions common to Thanksgiving. Students are reading books about turkeys as well as creating their own turkeys with items found at home. Check out Alan’s beautiful turkey made from painted pasta! (Right)

They also authored their own Thanksgiving books describing the traditions and events that remind them of the holiday season. (Below)


This student loves the Gators, turkey, stuff, and cooking!












Students in our intermediate sewing club hosted an old-fashioned quilting bee. Each student created their own quilt block depicting the things they are most thankful for. (Below) Going clockwise from top left students were thankful for ‘my mom,’ ‘Thanksgiving,’ ‘Christmas,’ and, ‘everyone in the world.’


Through the guidance of our BCE student, Miguel Velasquez, the entire school assisted with our thankful bulletin board right outside our front office. Each class did an awesome job, we had more blessings than we could photograph!

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As teachers it’s one of our greatest hopes that students take the lessons at school with them into their everyday lives. There’s nothing better than coming in to find a spontaneous, handwritten note on a teacher’s desk. We are thankful for students who are thankful!


From the entire staff here at Cox, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!



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Teachers: Canvas course set up for DE information

RBCES info link for DE

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DE Assessment Online Tutorial: Instructions for Students Taking Common Core Primary Tests



DE Assessment Online Tutorial: Instructions for Students Taking Common Core Primary Tests
Click on the links below to show your kindergarten and first grade/ primary students the features of the Common Core Primary assessments. There are two videos: one for the reading test and one for the math test.

These videos can be shown to your students before they take the Common Core Primary reading and math assessments to help them become familiar with how to take the tests.


Instructions for Students Taking Common Core Primary Reading  (short video clip)

Instructions for Students Taking Common Core Primary Math   (short video clip)


 See Login and screenshot images  (Any grade can look… I’ll look for more intermediate examples too.)





Employee Self Service (ESS)      https://mss.pasco.k12.fl.us/ess

Reset your eSember and Munis (Self Service) password

Munis Help – munishelp@pasco.k12.fl.us

(By the way, a school Discovery Ed Admin login can log in as you…. so please try to get in, but contact Shaw/Graham-Stewart/or Otero if you cannot)

Discovery Ed 800-323-9084 can assist/reset a teacher password/etc if necessary.

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Check Discovery Education Readiness

Log in to Check Discovery Education Readiness


User Info:

(If you are all set, it will say…..)

You have everything you need to get started with Discovery Education!

  • Your Browser: ________________
  • Your Screen Resolution: _________
  • PDF Reader: ________________
  • Adobe Flash Reader: ____

If not, the device needs to be updated….

RBCES ICT: Cheryl Otero  / Administrator

District Help Desk  4 2859     352-524-2859

Discovery Education Customer & Technical Support Team  800-323-9084

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