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Fidget Cars - Grade 6

posted Jun 17, 2021, 10:39 AM by Gina Jandreau

Students created 3D fidget cars using the engineering process.  They asked questions, researched the problem, brainstormed, planned, created their prototypes, tested, evaluated and redesigned.  We raced their creations on Tuesday.  Here is the video of their race.

Wellness Day

posted Jun 17, 2021, 8:20 AM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Jun 17, 2021, 8:21 AM ]

Staff and students participated in Wellness Day on Friday, June 11.  See photos here.

Penny Carnival

posted Jun 15, 2021, 10:45 AM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Jun 16, 2021, 4:46 AM ]

Students had Penny Carnival on the afternoon of June 15th.  See photos here.

Fishing With Mr. Gerard 6/4/21

posted Jun 4, 2021, 9:33 AM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Jun 4, 2021, 9:34 AM ]

Students in 5th and 6th grade went fishing today at Danny Daigle’s pond.  A big THANK YOU to Tom Gerard! He led the activity showing students how to fish, teaching them how to bait hooks.  and fixing non agreeable poles. Andy Daigle, our bus driver, aka “The Fish Whisperer”, was an outstanding helper! Violet Sirois was the winner! She was able to catch 3 fish (only kept 2)  with her tiny Barbie rod. The students packaged up what they caught in Shop N Save bags, put them in the fridge and will bring them home tonight. This was the culminating activity for our salmon project which we began in early March.
Here are the photos of the activity: https://photos.app.goo.gl/oUempfByT6YcJ9UZ8

Little Owl Press

posted May 23, 2021, 11:52 AM by Gina Jandreau

Students finished the second semester news for the Little Owl Press.  Stories can be found here.

Salmon Release

posted May 21, 2021, 10:12 AM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated May 21, 2021, 10:12 AM ]

Fifth and sixth grade students released 423 landlocked salmon at Birch Point in Long Lake.  Students raised the salmon from the eyed egg stage to the fry stage when they need to be released.  They feed off of their yolk sac in the alevin stage.  Once their yolk sac is absorbed, they become salmon fry and need to feed.  This is our cue to release them.  Students wore footwear that allowed them to go into the water for the release.  Since there was a lot of pollen on the shore, students had to venture out into the lake a bit to give these salmon a better chance of survival.  After the release, students collected garbage on the beach, then they had enough time to play on the equipment before leaving to get back to school.  If we are lucky, one of the 423 we released will survive to adulthood. See photos here.

Dioramas

posted May 6, 2021, 1:59 PM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated May 11, 2021, 4:33 PM ]

Students read books independently and created dioramas of a specific scene from their books.  We had some pretty creative scenes.  See all dioramas here

FACE Poster Contest Winners

posted May 6, 2021, 11:43 AM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated May 6, 2021, 11:44 AM ]

Be Safe Stay Healthy was the theme for this year's FACE poster contest put on by Twin Rivers Paper.  Grade 5 students created posters with this theme.  The top 4 posters will be included in the annual FACE calendar for next year. The winners received Amazon gift cards.  All participants received a certificate, a pencil and a notepad.  The winners were:  1st place, Yrah Tismo, 2nd place- Khloe Roy, 3rd place- Ronnie Crawford, and 4th place Issiah Gendreau.  Congratulations to all participants! Photos can be found here.

Animation

posted Apr 30, 2021, 9:57 AM by Gina Jandreau

Students researched the history of animation and popular animators, wrote biographies and cited their work.  They also researched different types of stop motion animation.  Each group was given one type of animation to produce.  They used the Stop Motion app along with iMovie to create their productions. They can be found here.  Students continue to work on some so they will be uploaded as soon as they are finished.

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.

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