The Lincoln Park Academy Odyssey of the Mind Team won first place at the recent state competition, and will move on to World Finals at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. There they will be performing the solution to their posed problem along with teams from all over the globe. The scores for these performances, along with the scores they receive for a spontaneous creative thinking event, will determine where they place in the World Finals for creative thinking and problem solving. Pictured, front row from left, Amanda Corrick, Bianca Favata, Gabrielle Donate, and Neha Reddy. Back row, from left, Robert Bacchus, Jr., Garrett Malone, Coach Judi Hueter, and Alex Trewyn .
Students at Allapattah Flats K8 worked diligently on FCAT skills as they prepared for the test, and will continue to keep up their brisk pace as they dig into the fourth quarter. In science, students will be working on a variety of topics, like physical and chemical changes, forms of energy, heat, sound, and motion. In math, students are beginning to dive into an introduction to fifth grade skills that will prepare them for their move into the next grade. To top it all off, fourth grade students had some excitement as they welcomed their new classmates. The ducks have finally hatched! Students in Bethany DiTullio’s fourth grade class were overjoyed with the long awaited ducklings’ arrival. Pictured are Alexis Allen, left, and Riley Franklin with one of the brand new ducklings fresh out of the egg.
Students in third through fifth grade at Bayshore Elementary were given the opportunity to write poems as part of the Young Writers of America contest. Students wrote poems about their wish for the world or what their family means to them. Pictured are Shandy Ernest, left, and Jadyn Smith from Janet Baraniak’s third grade class who wote poems for the contest.
Northport K8 School master kindergarten teacher Melody Nieves and her students give a ringing endorsement to FAU student intern Amanda Bean. Miss Bean completed two years at Indian River State College and then two years in the Education Department at Florida Atlantic University. She has recently completed her student internship at Northport K8, first easing her way into the classroom, then interning as the full time teacher and then easing back out of the classroom successfully. Mrs. Nieves and Miss Bean complement each other’s teaching styles and the experience has been positive for students, the intern and the teacher. Mrs. Nieves said, “From day one, I was grateful to have the opportunity to work with Miss Bean. She was eager to jump in and assist my kindergartners in every way. She has been a blessing!” Pictured are Mrs. Nieves, far left, Miss Bean, far right, and the class.
Bayshore Elementary students in A.J. Bevacqua’s Rti group are researching ecosystems. Pictured are fifth grade students Chloe Resendiz, left, and Quinn Oslager who researched and created a freshwater ecosystem.