On the morning of October 11, some 147 students and their families from Manatee Academy K8 School participated in the third annual International Walk to School Day sponsored and promoted regionally by the South Florida Commuter Services by walking from nearby McChesney park to the school. School staff promoted the activity through morning announcements, PE classes, posters put up at the school, flyers provided were sent home and a message went home to all parents. Participating students were given backpacks, reflectors and bags from the agency. The event is to promote health, wellness and physical activity with children and families throughot the country. Pictured is the crowd sporting one of the banners provided for the event.
Recently, sixth graders from Michell Powers’ science class at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition shared their expertise to their second grade “science buddies” from Melissa Bonet’s class. Together, students explored density in a hands-on inquiry activity. Both groups of students enjoyed the experience. Pictured, from left, are second grader Bradley Holtzclaw, with sixth graders Pasquale Giallongo and Giordano Fleuriot.
Students and staff at Dan McCarty School recently showed their support for Breast Cancer Awareness. Many chose to participate and wore something pink, and donations were also collected in designated containers.
Kindergartners in Linda Auciello’s class at Mariposa Elementary used their new knowledge of shapes to create some crazy shape monsters. They were given a brief discussion and example, but then they were required to cut the paper into the shapes by themselves and put the shapes together to form some sort of crazy monster! The students really came up with some fun ideas and every one of them was different because they had to use their own creativity and design! After they finished, students counted how many shapes they used all together to make their monster and how many different shapes they included. It was a fun and educational afternoon!
During literacy centers, Kira Kim and Adrian Perez from Michelle O’Keefe’s kindergarten class at F.K. Sweet Elementary School had a great time cooperating in the puppet center. They worked hard developing a story with their puppets while friends watched and enjoyed the show. Pictured are Kira Kim, left, and Adrian Perez.