Mrs. Genzman's fifth grade science classes studies decomposers. Utilizing the brand new lab tables and Apple TV, students got a up close look at worms and how they work hard to break down matter. The worms, along with their castings, will be used after the experiment to help fertilize the native plants and wildflowers growing around the Land Lab.
Elementary students in Mrs. Christen's language arts class enjoy a special guest this reading her debut children's book, "Chef's Special Alphabet." Author Paige Gaylord, daughter of Elementary School nurse, Tiffany Gaylord, read her book to several classrooms. Paige was inspired to write this children's book because she always wanted to be a chef and often baked with her grandmother. Now Paige is working towards her Board Certification as a Behavior Analyst and hopes to write more children's books in the future.
Sixth graders went to Camp Michindoh in Hillsdale, Michigan in September! Students were excited to take part in this annual tradition and enjoy a few days of well earned fun.
For several weeks in September and October, first graders closely watched caterpillars change to chrysalises and then emerge transformed as butterflies. Mrs. Wanner's first grade class released their Monarch butterflies by the Land Lab in early October. These Monarchs will join millions more as they fly to Mexico for the winter. "Adios" and safe travels, little butterflies!