It’s impossible to believe that this is the last newsletter of the school year. Time seems to have flown by, especially since we began the new calendar year. The end of the year school projects are in high gear. Mrs. Blouin’s Space Exploration projects are wonderful. The children learned a lot and so did we! You will enjoy seeing those at Spotlight this year. We hopefully will take time to send up our own rockets, as weather permits.
The children are finishing up their energy projects. You can also enjoy those at spotlight. I will include some samples of other projects we’ve done this year, or at least pictures of those. Don’t forget to stop by the MPR where Mrs. Hinton and some of her students will have some hands-on science projects for children of all ages to enjoy.
For those of you who were still wondering about the mealworms. Most are still holding on. Only one reached the beetle stage, so far. (A mystery I will never understand!) I did purchase a new batch, hoping that they would actually go through the correct metamorphosis before school is out.
I will send out this message again in Power school, in case anyone misses this. On Monday morning, May 13, the sixth graders will watch the video, The Miracle of Life. Mr. Reynolds will view the video with the boys. The Miracle of Life won an Emmy Award as a program in the NOVA series shown on PBS. Special cinematography follows the miraculous development of a single new cell into an embryo and fetus, continuing until birth. You should be able to preview this video online, or you can contact me to borrow the DVD. If you would prefer that your child not watch this video with his/her class, please contact me. Also, if you would like additional materials to help you address this with your child(ren) before or after the video, please also let us know. Hopefully, good discussion will follow, both in the classroom and at home.
It has been my joy to work with your children this year. They are fun, kind, and respectful, and they make all of us proud, each day. Thank you for putting them in my care this year.