Fourth grade students Kayla Ceasar, left, and William Nelson in Nardi Routten’s class at Frances K. Sweet Elementary School became scientists last week as they explored ice balloons. Students used their observation skills to explore the surface of ice balloons after salt and food coloring were added.They then wrote down questions their observations inspired. Questions were sorted…Details
Third and fourth grade students in gifted programs at F.K. Sweet Elementary School culminated a unit on the Middle Ages with a Medieval Feast. Students made surcoats, worn by knights, and baked trenchers (bread plates) to eat from. During the unit, students modeled castles, created a Coat of Arms, learned the art of illumination, and experimented…Details
After reading “Curious George Makes Pancakes” by Margret and H.A. Rey, students in Morgan Haupt’s kindergarten class at F.K. Sweet Elementary School made pancakes for themselves. The students loved learning and seeing first-hand how pancakes are made. From left, Skylar Monroe, Jacire Johnson-Bell, and Kalia Alexander helped measure the ingredients for the pancakes.
The students in Traci Lott’s second grade class at F.K. Sweet Elementary work cooperatively to create Thinking Maps with the spelling skill of the week. Students sort words into a tree map based on the weekly skill, record their words individually on paper, and then use those words as a launching point for other engaging word work…Details
Mentor Dorothy Stuber in Barbara Whellams’ third grade class at F.K. Sweet Elementary shared with the students news about her recent cruise through the Panama Canal. The children were interested in all aspects of the cruise,especially hearing that the ship, Queen Victoria, weighed 70,000 tons. Dorothy also gave each child a “lucky” coin as a remembrance of her…Details
Carey Schott, art teacher at F.K. Sweet Elementary School, has been busy teaching third grade students the differences between warm and cool colors. After finishing their paintings, students then cut them into strips and wove patterns creating a totally different look. From left, Jonathan Tan, Jayla Flagg, Morgan Busby, and Stoney Braynen are pleased with…Details
F.K. Sweet Elementary students enjoyed participating in a wide variety of games during their recent annual Field Day event. Activities ranging from jump rope to bowling captured the young spirits of second graders, from left, James Ewing, Cole Newbern and Zach Gosnell.
Students at F.K. Sweet Elementary recently enjoyed an after school dance sponsored by the PBS Team. The proceeds from the dance will be used to purchase award items for each classroom teacher. This conga line is enjoying one of many different kinds of dances.
F.K. Sweet fourth grade students enjoyed a gorgeous Saturday in St. Augustine to relive and experience history. The day included Castillo de San Marcos, Spanish Hospital, free time on St. George Street, an hour trolley ride through the historic district, and the Old Florida Museum. The students were also treated to a reenactment of a…Details
Fourth grade students at Frances K. Sweet Elementary School celebrated their hard work on the recent FCAT Writes test with an ice cream party provided by the school’s PTO. Pictured is Katriel Budwah enjoying her reward.