F. K. Sweet students visit the past

F. K. Sweet students visit the past

Fifth grade students from Frances K. Sweet Elementary took a trip back in time to the Civil War period in a field trip recently. The students were able to see authentic uniforms, supplies, and equipment. The trip ended with a firing of the cannon. Pictured, from left, are Bakari Mosley, Aleyah Moore, Cassie Ackenbrack, Courtlyn Cooper, Amber Bowen, Jocelyn Richardson, and Cindy Montalvo with one of the period staff persons.

Fourth grade student wins F.K. Sweet spelling bee

Fourth grade student wins F.K. Sweet spelling bee

The joy is real as Animesh Saha, fourth grade student at Frances K Sweet Elementary School won the school spelling bee against 18 other school mates, third through fifth grade. Pictured in the background is the second place winner, fifth grade student India Duval. No pictured, placing third was fifth grade student Justice Anderson.

Lawnwood Elementary student earns college scholarship with project

Lawnwood Elementary student earns college scholarship with project

Second grade Lawnwood Elementary School student Hailey Daniels, from Susan Lewis’ class, was recently notified she has been awarded a full scholarship to a private college in Alabama after completing a Flat Stanley Project centered around the college. Hailey wanted to know what kind of food people from Alabama served, historical places to visit and what kids enjoyed doing for fun. Flat Stanley projects are collaborations where someone at the subject location — typically another student– takes photos with a Flat Stanley, or in Hailey’s case, Flat Stella, in locations or in activities, and then the student makes a report based on the photos sent electronically. Pictured is Hailey with her book.

Palm Pointe celebrates Literacy and Linguini Night

Palm Pointe celebrates Literacy and Linguini Night

Students and staff recently enjoyed a Literacy and Linguini Night at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition. Several skits were presented for the guests to watch while they enjoyed a free spaghetti dinner. The performances were done by staff members and students in different grade levels. Students also got free books, met local authors, took pictures with staff storybook characters and then enjoyed their dinner and skits. Pictured are the Rudzinski Rockets and the Bonet Bees as they perform their skit “How the Chipmunk Got Its Stripes!”  Lorri Rudzinski’s second grade class collaborated with Melissa Bonet’s kindergarten class to act out this story and convey the message that no one likes a bully! The students did a phenomenal job!

Allapattah middle grades students create equations

Allapattah middle grades students create equations

Students in Melissa Nelson’s class at Allapattah Flats K8 School used cards to understand, create, and practice exponential equations. Students worked in pairs and flipped over cards to provide bases and exponents. Students then solved the exponential equations they created! Pictured are Sharon Charite, left, and Sarla Dominguez.