Students in Ashley Coe’s class at Mariposa Elementary participated in a fun activity to learn about author’s purpose. Using a candy wrapper, they had to find the facts that informed the consumer about the product. Then they had to write an advertisement using figurative language to persuade the consumer to purchase the product. Finally, the students created an imaginative story about the candy product to entertain the purchaser.
Students in Linda Auciello’s kindergarten class at Mariposa Elementary know how to write and read 100 sight words by the 100th day! They used their word knowledge to create a massive poster of the sight words they have learned and they also wrote their own smaller sized list of the same words. This is turning into a classroom full of sight word
Kindergarten students in Carla Bargeron’s enrichment class at Mariposa Elementary School learned about Chinese
New Year celebrations. The students created colorful dragon masks and enjoyed a fun parade around the school in honor of the holiday. Gung Hay Fat Choy!
What does it mean to be a winner? For the Jaguar Battalion Drill Team, it’s the pride of knowing that hard work and dedication pay off. Port St. Lucie High School hosted the annual Treasure Coast Drill Meet, with four other schools competing. There were eight different events, and the Jaguar Battalion took first place in each one. The following is a list of the commanders that led their teams to victory: cadet Corporal Ashlee Seipel, cadet Second Lieutenant Andrew Miller, Cadet First Lieutenant Devynn Rhodes, cadet First Lieutenant Gerard Delgado, cadet Captain Amanda Mabry, cadet Captain Sean Scott, and cadet Captain Ryan Monday. The cadets displayed excellent dedication, and competed outstandingly in all events.
The Mobile Planetarium Tour “Growing Up Great Together Under One Big Sky” visited GCELA with an inflatable dome that introduced children to the night sky while forging cross-cultural connections. Inside the dome, the children viewed a special planetarium show – One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure (created by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street and its partners, with major support from the PNC Foundation.) Through the lens of astronomy, children joined Elmo, Big Bird and HuHu Zhu, as they explore the night sky and took an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon. Each child received a daytime/night time activity poster with reusable, glow-in-the-dark stars to display at home. The students truly enjoyed this experience and GCELA appreciates the PNC Foundation for its support.