Mariposa Elementary Fifth Graders Study Native Americans

Students in Mrs. Saunders’ 5th grade present Native American Projects.  Fifth graders enjoyed presenting Native American projects. As part of their Reading and Social Studies standards, each student researched a tribe, wrote about the culture, then created a board or diorama reflecting the unique attributes they discovered.  Pictured: Zachary Cobb, Jonah McCrory, and Victoria Serrano Melendez.

 

Mariposa Elementary’s Student Council

Mariposa Elementary Student Council, led by Mrs. Alice Gale-Wharton, passed on the usual bi-monthly meeting to kick-off the season with a luncheon and craft project.  Dipping pinecones into peanut butter and birdseed, everyone enjoyed creating an environmentally safe gift to keep or give and share with our feathered Florida wildlife. Student Council members are: Austin…

Mariposa Elementary PBIS Unity Garden

Mariposa Elementary celebrated their PBIS by creating a Unity Friendship Rock Garden. Florida Falls in Fort Pierce was very generous in donating over 700 rocks. Each student was able to design their own rock to represent friendship, unity, anti-bullying, caring words, and respect. Once the rocks were complete, they were placed in a “garden” for…

Mariposa Elementary Fifth Graders Investigate

Students in Ms. Zoie Griffiths’ 5th grade class at Mariposa Elementary learn about controlled experiments. The students completed an investigation that tested how high a ball would bounce on four different surfaces. They learned about variables, the scientific process, and even included some math by finding the average height of the five trials. This will…

Mariposa’s Second Graders Study Antarctica

At Mariposa Elementary, Ms. Humphrey‘s second grade class recently created informational books on Antarctica and Emperor Penguins. The students created 3-dimensional penguins with baby chicks and a penguin rookery. Prior to this, they had a two-week unit and did research on the topic.  Cheyenne Anderson, Mia Avila, Gage Blaszka, Leonardo Calvillo, Arielle Cobb, Journey Davis,…

Butterfly Release at Mariposa Elementary

Fifth grade students at Mariposa Elementary observed the life cycle of a butterfly during their science unit on living organisms.  They learned about plant and animal adaptations, including complete and incomplete metamorphosis.  The students finished off this unit by releasing the butterflies into their natural environment. Fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Zoie Griffiths, releases a butterfly…

Mariposa Elementary’s VPK Orbits

After discussing mysterious movers all week, and learning that wind, water, and planets are mysterious movers; the students in Mrs. Claudia Bonilla’s Mariposa VPK classroom learned about the solar system and how the planets are constantly moving. They learned the correct term to describe that movement — orbit. They then discussed which planets were closer…

Mariposa’s Odyssey

Mariposa Elementary’s Award Winning Odyssey of the Mind Team A team of seven creative minds from Mariposa Elementary came together to save creativity through problem solving. Mariposa’s Odyssey of the Mind team went to a regional competition in Riviera Beach, where they won 2nd place! The team members that participated were 5th graders Janellie Alvarez,…