Fourth-grade students at Lakewood Park Elementary had an incredible time at the Smithsonian Ecosystem Center. During this field trip, students visited the aquarium, explored the touch tank, and experienced seining. They enjoyed learning and interacting with ocean wildlife!
First graders at Lakewood Park are busy learning about the scientific method, using science journals and collecting artifacts to explore and record their observations. The students used different scientific tools to explore artifacts in nature after going on a nature trail walk around the school. They worked in teams on team building. They then learned to write journal notes about observations. They continued to use science journals to track the growth of two different beans. They made predictions and recorded changes as the plants grew.
Third graders at Lakewood Park Elementary got to start their year off with a fun and engaging field trip to the Oxbow Center! There, students learned about invasive and native species of animals, got up close to some unique critters, discovered what keystone animals are and learned about pollinators through exploration.
Lakewood Park kindergarten students are learning about the concepts of print. They are identifying the parts of books and making observations. We can’t wait to watch these Falcons grow this year!
All third-grade classes at Lakewood Park have been busy creating their own counting manipulatives in order to better explore mathematic concepts in a hands-on manner. These kid-made manipulatives are being used to reinforce multiplication and division concepts and will be brought out again soon when we explore rounding. Third-graders at Lakewood Park Elementary are exploring, learning, and creating their way to success!!
Lakewood Park was honored to be selected by Big Apple Ministry for their student Back to School supply drive. Supplies were collected at St. Bernadette’s Catholic church during the entire month of July. Principal Melrose had the honor of speaking at several services to thank Big Apple Ministry for choosing Lakewood Park and to share the great things about Lakewood Park students, teachers, and families. In the month of August, a Lakewood Park team went to collect the donated items from St. Bernadette’s and were completely overwhelmed by the generosity as they filled an entire school bus with supplies. Once
Lakewood Park staff made some very special summer visits. Staff members hopped on a school bus and dropped off backpacks with summer supplies and food, as well as celebrated all students scoring a level 5! A huge shoutout to Transportation for supplying a school bus to transport our staff members, supplies, and yard signs! Congrats to all our Falcons for their hard work this year preparing for state testing. We are so proud of you!
Major Godfrey, Ms.Benton and Ms. Witkamp joined ‘forces’ to bring Lakewood Park Elementary third graders and the Westwood JrROTC cadets together. Third graders planned for the visit by investigating what makes a good interview and preparing interview questions along with selecting books to ‘buddy read’ with the cadet he/she was paired with during their time together. After the ‘buddy read’ round robin, which gave students and cadets multiple opportunities to interview and ‘buddy read’, everyone came back for a debrief and Q&A. Third graders heard how important it is to be able to read and comprehend and cadets volunteered their
On March 23rd, Orlando Science Center visited Lakewood Park Elementary. During the day, 4th and 5th grade students learned about potential and kinetic energy with real-life angry birds, explored the scientific method with mealworms, used coding to operate robots, and experimented with flying drones. In the evening, parents and students experienced 15 different STEM stations. From plants, to airplanes, to fractions, families had a blast!
Lakewood Park Elementary students, families, and community members enjoyed an engaging and fun-filled week for Celebrate Literacy Week. Monday kicked off the week with community guest readers in each and every classroom. Throughout the week students enjoyed buddy reading, themed dress-up days, and a Family Dinner and Literacy Night event. We would like to give a special shoutout to all of the community members and families that participated to make this a special week for our students!
Falcon engineers had a blast participating in a schoolwide Stop and Stem day during our October Early Release day. Students worked through the Engineering Design Process; planning, designing, building prototypes, testing, analyzing, collecting data, and redesigning to make improvements. All students put to work their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math skills to problem-solve and work collaboratively to complete their mission.
The National Energy Education Development (NEED) project congratulated Morningside Elementary for an outstanding energy education project and selected our school as the Florida School of the Year. The mission of the NEED project is to promote an energy conscious and educated society by creating networks of students, teachers, educators, and business, government, and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-sided energy education programs. Fifth graders completed a project that included learning and teaching others about the science of energy. Students hosted an energy expo at the Earth Day festival at the Oxbow center last weekend.
Morningside Elementary School fifth-grader Amelia Sides has always loved art, and now her art will be displayed on ART (Area Regional Transit)! Amelia’s watercolor painting, “River”, was chosen to adorn a new public transit bus or van in St. Lucie County. She attended a reception at the Civic Center on March 24th where her art was unveiled to the public. Be on the lookout for Amelia’s art moving around the county on a bus!
Morningside Elementary Primary Odyssey of the Mind team built 3 vehicles and created a performance that solved a problem. They made their own set, costumes, and props. On February 12th, they competed in the Regional Competition and were awarded first place and will be heading to States in March! Huge Congratulations to Coach Mrs. LaChance and all our performers- Brody Diaz, Alex LaChance, Jayda Matthews, Benicio Tedesco, Devyn Tran, Pearl Wilks, and Ruby Wilks! We are so proud of you!
Students in Mrs. Eibl’s second grade finished up their Antarctica Unit with presentations of animals that frequently visit Antarctica. After researching, they created a habitat and shared it with their classmates.
Students in Mrs. McKenna’s 1st grade class took part in a study of Frida Kahlo for Hispanic Heritage Month. After learning about Frida Kahlo’s inspirational story, students designed and created their own paintbrushes and completed self-portraits.
Students in Mrs. Eibl’s second grade class read THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING this week in class. It’s about a girl who has a plan to build something but she can’t get it just right! She overcomes obstacles and manages her emotions in order to finally build The Most Magnificent Thing. Students had fun planning, designing, and building their own projects!
Students in Mrs. McKenna’s class put their research and writing skills to the test. Their research began by brainstorming different animals that can be found in the ocean. Each student was able to choose the ocean animal that sparked their interest most. They spent many days gathering research on their animal through books, websites and videos. After many rough drafts, the final drafts were written and illustrations were drawn. The outcome – THEY ARE PUBLISHED AUTHORS!!!
Morningside elementary continues to allow creative expression in the classroom! Students in Mrs. Moore’s third grade class are reading the book “Out of my Mind” where the main character Melody sees color when she hears music. After the Reading FSA, students were allowed to spread out on the floor and colored to the sound of fast and slow music by classical composers. Then the students explored the way different materials resists the crayon. They spoke about how they felt about the activity and how art sometimes helps get our feelings out especially when we feel stressed. Then students cut their
Mornings are fun when they begin with STEM learning! In our literature text that we have been reading, Wonder, the main character turned in a project based on pyramids. Today, we identified the different parts of a pyramid and then began constructing different types of pyramids. We tested our pyramids for strength and identified the patterns in the shapes, faces, edges and vertices.