~Ms. Anderson, 1-221
Class 3-325 learned about Africa. In our studies we discovered that African elephants are endangered. The class decided they wanted to do something to help save these beautiful animals. We had a fundraiser and collected pennies from grade 1-6. In third grade alone we collected 7,000 pennies! In total we collected $860.00. We will be donating/adopting through the World Wildlife Fund. Thank you everyone that donated. The World Wildlife Fund wad very appreciative.
Our class has started a kindness wreath. Our motto is "Be kind to one another." When an adult or student witnesses an act of kindness, the person who was acting kind gets to put a ribbon on our wreath. Our goal is to become more kind to our classmates and families. With each act of kindness, our wreath gets more beautiful.
~ Mrs. Burke, KG30
In Ms. Ramirez's science classes, students have learned about how adaptations help organisms survive in their environments. The third graders in Mrs. Hourigan's class and fourth graders in Mrs. Cavanaugh's class went on a field trip to The American Museum of Natural History in March. They used their observational skills to analyze dioramas and explained how each animal's adaptation helps them survive in their environment. It was a wonderful activity to help students reinforce previously learned concepts in the life sciences
We are hard at work with many projects. We have been working on budgets and learning the art of persuasion. As a class project we decided to get a pet for the classroom. We decided on a fish. We worked hard on making a budget, doing research and earning the money to buy the fish's needs and wants. We received a free aquarium from Petco through the Donor Choose program. We are now ready to purchase our fish: Betta, Goldfish Neon Tetra and Angel Fish. As part of our community service we are making cards and donating our saving for Rocco, our PS 153 friend. An upcoming project will be a recycling project. We are also starting a fitness program, "Mighty Milers." We will be walking and running to stay fit and earn free books and prizes.