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Robotics

posted Oct 9, 2021, 6:56 AM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Oct 20, 2021, 12:09 PM ]

The 6th grade students built and programmed robots using the Lego Mindstorms kits.  They had a lot of fun with this and would continue on them forever if they could! They will be showing them off to younger students next week.  They will present their robot, show the students how to use them and let the younger students run them.  Should be fun!  Here is the link to their videos: 
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLK3620GwK3OxyZCbSJvd2kTt-90dJv2kR  Here is the link to the photos of the students sharing their projects with younger students: https://youtu.be/8blCfXsrf0g

Persuasive Pumpkins

posted Oct 6, 2021, 3:46 PM by Gina Jandreau

The students created persuasive pumpkin essays where they needed to persuade a potential buyer NOT to pick it from the pumpkin patch.  Once students decided on their pumpkin's problems, they created pieces using Cricut Design Space, vinyl and the Cricut Maker, to place on their pumpkins.  Once their essays were written, they took a green screen photo of their pumpkins to place in their stories, and they produced a video of the persuasive essay.  All of their videos can be found here.  Once all are completed, student pumpkins will be displayed for a week in the cafeteria for others to enjoy.

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.

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