Fourth graders at the South School in Girl Scout Troop 65159 learned about conserving resources and saving energy as part of their Get Moving Journey. We were delighted, as students and staff, to be the chosen recipients of their very artistic and bold colored bookmarks. Reminders such as using low-flow faucets, using fluorescent light bulbs, turning off the water when brushing teeth, walking and not driving, and charging devices on airplane mode were some of the messages received. We will do our best! SCOUTS' HONOR!
Do you ever notice how professionally the teachers are dressed at the South School?
Then on Fridays, if we opt to dress down by wearing jeans, we pay a dollar to the "JEAN JAR"!
Because we value science so much at the South School, we then use the money to pay for a full 2 week summer science scholarship
for one student entering grade 3, 4 or 5 next fall.
This year the open construct prompt is: Which science lesson, field trip, in house science program, family science activity, or enrichment course has made an impact on you? Did the experience change your thoughts in any way? Did it make you want to study science in college and make a career in this field?
Submit your essay to Mrs. Mulvey by Tuesday, May 26th to enter your name in the contest as a Science Winner of the $347.00 Scholarship. Camp occurs from July 6-17th in Canton. The winner will be announced at Flag Day on June 12th.
Chef Aurelien, a South School dad and Reebok Corporate Chef,
has generously given us time to teach an after school Creative Cooking class. 30 students learned about knife safety, clean food preparation, conversions of measurements, whisking vinaigrette, nutrition and how to 'stabilize' a cantalope when carving its rind. A delicious fruit salad was the final take home product!
In addition to language arts, mathematics and science, Social Studies is a curricular unit in each of our grades. Grade 2 focuses on world geography. Soon they will connect that knowledge to their heritage projects. Sivannah shares her love of continents and interesting facts with me on the stairs of the stage. Her aunt bought her the book and she enhanced her class study by sharing it. The book is so well written, I hope to purchase copies for all second graders in next year's budget. Grade 4 studies geography with a closer and more in depth examination of the 50 states. Leading up to it is the Landform Project that students from Miss Asztalos' class proudly display. I had a chance to listen to their oral presentations and was so proud of their ability to speak publicly, accurately and extensively because of their research using the classroom iPads.
Students and staff at the South Elementary School know exactly what it means to give! More than 1,677 items of food were collected during the month of March and donated to two local food pantries! Members of student council made posters, announcements and were led by Miss Drumm and Mrs. Shute in collecting and boxing the foods. Mrs. Johnson third grade class and Mrs. DeMayo's second grade class were the top collectors! Thanks to the whole South community!
Mrs. Mulvey will keep the community connected to various news and events through blog postings.