On November 17, 2016, Mrs. Pascale, a retired Moorestown Middle School teacher visited the UES to share her expertise. She demonstrated how warm and cold fronts clash and produce weather to Mrs. Memmo’s and Mr. O’Brien’s Fourth Grade Classroom. Mrs. Pascale used various techniques to teach the concept, including a demonstration of how warm and cold fronts do not mix by using water currents to represent air flow.
Mrs. Dever’s 3rd grade class at South Valley Elementary School are getting into the Halloween Spirit by putting those “dead words to rest.” While doing a fun project, they also learned how to use a thesaurus to revise their writing.
Baker teachers and paraprofessionals support breast cancer research. On October 16 and October 23, Baker staff members will be wearing pink shirts. The shirts were designed by computer teacher Mark Ambrosino. In addition to wearing the shirts, a donation is being made to the American Cancer Society. The donation is in honor of all who are battling breast cancer and in memory of the late Dr. Barbara Toner who was a Baker teacher.
Members of Sharon Kulik’s kindergarten class at Baker recently asked staff members that question. If the answer was “yes,” that teacher was given a watermelon shirt to wear on the following Wednesday. Not only did library media specialist Ann Ferruggia wear the shirt, but she also presented Mrs. Kulik’s class with cut -out letter W’s and a book about a watermelon seed. This collaboration is a great way to help kindergarteners master letter-sound relationships and build community.
At Mary Roberts Elementary, Miss Anderson’s class was perplexed about why our science book didn’t list SOIL as a NEED for plants to grow! We decided an experiment was in order! We decided to experiment in multiple ways, and subtracting soil from the equation was a must. Our success stories include “all necessary ingredients in a bag” and “sand instead of soil.”
At Mary Robert’s Elementary, Mrs. Lusk’s kindergarten class took apart a pumpkin, guessed how many seeds were in it (486) and completed a brace map with all the parts of it. The students also investigated pumpkins by measuring, testing for floating or sinking and more! The students wrote pumpkin poems and painted their weekly red word.
Mrs. Lusk’ class at Roberts School learned about spiders. The children used adjectives and verbs to write about the spider they made on their own. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!
Mrs. Lusk’ class at Roberts read about the Very Busy Spider and then thought of a time they are busy in Kindergarten. They also created spider poems based on words they came up with as a class!
Mrs. Lusk’s class read Where the Wild Things Are and then listed verbs for their own actions. The children painted their own Wild Thing and then wrote what it was doing.
Students in Mrs. Furman’s second grade class at Mary Roberts Elementary School competed hands-on pumpkin math activities. The students were asked to work in two groups to predict, count, weigh, compare by subtracting, make groups of ten, solve math word problems and measure pumpkins. We even learned that a 250 pound pumpkin will FLOAT!!