Northport first graders receive visit from Florida forestry service

Northport first graders receive visit from Florida forestry service

Northport K-8 first grade students in Rachel Ellsworth, Laura Poveromo, Pam Mishler, Dulce Olivera, Michelle McCloskey and Christine Santos-Nurse’s classes received a very special visit from Smoky the Bear and Forest Ranger Bolduc recently to talk about the dangers of forest fires. The rangers read a special story about Smokey the Bear, showed the students the equipment and clothing worn by the rangers during a forest fire and even brought  their heavy equipment for
students to peruse in the front of the school. Rangers talked about who to call if a student sees smoke, what to do if matches are found and many other tips to help prevent forest fires.  The rangers maintained a lively pace and students were enthused with the lesson.

White City Elementary first graders earn honor

White City Elementary first graders earn honor

First graders in Kathleen Saunders’ class at White City Elementary celebrated success by being inducted into the Captains’ Club. These hard working students have already mastered the first grade words required for the year. Each student received a captain’s hat and is already working on a new goal. Pictured, from left, are Denise Negrete-Gasca, Luz Gahn Torres, Ethan Stabile, Addly Osne, Kiara Melgar and Diamond Torres.

Northport fifth graders prepare winter garden

Northport fifth graders prepare winter garden

Northport K-8 students in Judy Fowler’s fifth grade class are preparing their annual winter garden this year with the help of a group of interested parents. During the next few months, students will learn to care for their plants by weeding, fertilizing, aerating the soil and spraying for insects. Students will also learn to use various weather instruments such as thermometers, hygrometers and rain guages. Some of the plants students are planting and tending are swiss chard, kohlrabi, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage and strawberries. Students will exhibit their garden journal, their produce and gardening projects at the Saint Lucie County Fair in February. Pictured, from left, are students and parents Fred Davis, Bernard Alexis, Darlene Molinary, Joliegh O’Connor, Michael Chollette and Jeff Walk.

Windmill Point kindergartners learn sight words creatively

Windmill Point kindergartners learn sight words creatively

Students in Tara Nettles’ kindergarten class at Windmill Point Elementary are learning their sight words in innovating ways. The students created turkeys and added first quarter sight words to show their knowledge of the words. The students worked diligently to complete their sight word turkeys during the fluency and word work portion of their day. They thoroughly enjoyed reading the words to each other once the turkeys were completed.