Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Camp Bournedale & Camp Eagle recap

Everyone had a great time at Camp Bournedale and Camp Eagle last week . The students who went to Camp Bournedale learned about the effects of toxins on animals in the Costal Ecology class, dissected a shark, went on a lobster boat, and used teamwork skills during project adventure. The students at Camp Eagle dissected a squid, spent some time at Fox Hill, planted mums in the garden, and did project adventure with Ms. Bannon. 
Both of these camps were successful thanks to the chaperones at Camp Bournedale, Mr. Musselman, and Ms. Bannon.

Darrin welcoming the campers

Shark dissection! 

 Spider crab

Teamwork was needed to get everyone over the wall.

Thanks for a fun couple of days! 

Squid dissection at Camp Eagle 

Expert planters with Ms. Bannon 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Camp Bournedale & Camp Eagle

Camp Bournedale & Camp Eagle will take place 
this Thursday & Friday.
Here's what you need to know:

Camp Bournedale:

  • Students should arrive between 8:15-8:25. Come to the left of the school by the big tree & the play ground.
  • They cannot take the bus to school in the morning.
  • If your child has medication that they need to bring, please put the medication in a plastic zip lock bag labeled with your child's name. 
  • What to pack:
    • comfortable clothes
    • sneakers
    • sleeping bag, pillow
    • toiletries  
  • What NOT to pack:
    • money
    • candy/gum
    • cell phones, iPhones
    • electronics

Camp Eagle

Students attending Camp Eagle will be receiving a permission slip today for permission to ride the B-Line to Fox Hill. They will be doing  activities at Memorial as well as Fox Hill.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Back to School Night Presentation

Here is my presentation from Back to School Night on Tuesday. 
Please let me know if you have any questions!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Back to School Night

Back to School Night for adults will take place
on Tuesday, September 15th, at 6:30pm. 
Please see Mrs. Dressler's post for details. 

This is also a night where you can sign up for parent teacher conferences on December 3rd. You can choose to sign up with any of the fifth grade teachers. I am available before school on December 1st and 2nd, and the entire day on December 3rd. If you'd like to set up a conference with me, please select an available appointment slots:

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Solve one problem... Create another

Scientists ask questions and define problems. We've all seen the plastic rings used to hold soda cans. That invention solved the problem of convenience, but it created another problem: safety for animals and the environment. Ask your child to tell you about what they learned about the length of time it takes for certain materials to decompose! Then, have them tell you about what they are making in these photos. Today was Day One of designing. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

What is a scientist?

What tools do they use? 

What do they do? 

How would you describe them?

What kinds of scientists do you know? 
Who are some scientists you know?