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Medical Lab Tech Guest Speaks

posted Apr 13, 2021, 4:55 PM by Gina Jandreau

Tina Roy, a medical lab technician at Northern Maine Medical Center, spoke to the 6th grade students about her job.  Students have been learning about cells and looking at them under microscopes.  Ms. Roy spoke about a popular topic, COVID testing, along with how she tests and analyses blood to help pathologists make their diagnosis.  She shared videos and photos from the lab so students would have a better understanding of what her job entails.  She even dressed a student, Korey, like she would dress if she were going into a potential COVID patient's room.  Korey was a good sport and admitted it was really hot!  See photos here.

Salmon Are Here!

posted Mar 25, 2021, 8:33 AM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Mar 25, 2021, 12:18 PM ]

YouTube Video

David Marsanskis from Grand Lakes Hatchery delivered over 500 salmon eggs to our classroom last Tuesday.  They have since hatched.  The video is a recording of these salmon in the alevin stage.  See the live salmon here.  We will be releasing them into the wild in late May or early June. See the student slideshows here.

Dr. Seuss Week

posted Mar 11, 2021, 10:27 AM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Mar 11, 2021, 10:29 AM ]

Here is a photo link of all of the activities that took place during Dr. Seuss Week: Photo Link  Monday was My Many Colored Days, Tuesday was Green Eggs and Ham for lunch, Wednesday was Cat in the Hat- wear red, white and black day, Thursday was Fox in Sox where students wore crazy socks, and Friday was The Lorax Day where students wore orange & yellow and wore crazy hair!

Skating in Phys. Ed

posted Mar 11, 2021, 7:59 AM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Mar 11, 2021, 10:58 AM ]

On March 9, students went to the Multi Purpose building and skated on the outdoor skating rink that has been in operation because of COVID-19.  5th and 6th graders skated from 8:15-9:45 and RISE students skated from 10:00-11:30.  See photos here.

Dr. Seuss T-shirts Made with the Cricut

posted Mar 5, 2021, 9:06 AM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Mar 5, 2021, 10:10 AM ]

Students created Dr. Seuss t-shirts during STEM class this past week.  They brought in their t-shirts or used one that was donated to put their iron-on designs.  The process for creating the shirts is described here. Students needed to use measurement skills, technology, and engineering skills to correctly print and place their graphics on their shirts. They were very creative!  A big thank you to Madtown Clothing for donating shirts for those students who had none! Photos of the students creating their shirts are found here.

Green Screen Book Reports

posted Mar 3, 2021, 4:43 PM by Gina Jandreau

Students worked on creating green screen book reports where they reported on a book talking about the book's characters, setting, plot/conflict, resolution and theme.  They found graphics that they wanted to put on the green screen, which they either sat or stood in front of.  Some of these are really creative!  See the final products here.

Winter Fun Day

posted Feb 22, 2021, 5:19 AM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Feb 22, 2021, 5:20 AM ]

Students at MES were treated to a Winter Fun Day on the afternoon of February 12.  Students were able to participate in skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, making snow volcanoes and playing outdoors!  They received a healthy snack when they returned to their classrooms. See photos 

Little Owl Press- 1st Semester News

posted Feb 2, 2021, 12:50 PM by Gina Jandreau

Students were finally able to create their iMovies of their news reports after remote and hybrid learning.  You can find the newspaper here.  The video reports are here.  We were not able to make it to Channel 16 to produce the television version, but we adapted and created a version to be viewed on Channel 16.

Persuasive Pumpkins

posted Oct 15, 2020, 9:13 AM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Oct 16, 2020, 6:55 AM ]

Students wrote persuasive essays to persuade a customer in a pumpkin patch not to pick them.  They used reasons with details and powerful words to get the customer to walk away.  Students brought in pumpkins and used the Cricut to design them.  They used the green screen for their pumpkin's photo and a video that they narrated. You can find their creative pieces here. You can find their written stories here.

Maine 2020 3D Expo - Fairfield, ME

posted Mar 11, 2020, 5:04 AM by Gina Jandreau

Three students represented Madawaska Elementary School at the 3D Design Challenge and Expo at Kennebec Valley Community College this weekend.  Hailey Thibeault, Dasha 
Danilichava, and Lucy Hartvigsen won a 2nd place prize for their project creating soap screens using the school's 3D printer.  The project was developed to assist local entrepreneur Julie Rayder, who makes nutritional soaps for her company Nutritious Skin.  Julie needed soap screens to create unique patterns she could use to make her soaps.  Mrs. Gina Jandreau's students were up to the task.  They used the engineering design methods learned in class to help come up with their solutions.  Take a look at the YouTube video of their impressive presentation here: and photos of the weekend here:

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