Lisa Delatorre came up with a fun project for Mrs. Auciello’s 1st grade class! She brought the supplies for the students to create and use a drawing robot, or “doodle bot.” The students had a blast putting these together and watching the cool designs they could make! Mrs. Delatorre is pictured teaching Abbilaine Burgess, Abigail Melbourne, Ariana Maneau, Zane Barszcz, Olivia Brana, Trinity Andrews, Alejandro Delatorre, Jackson Smith, Conner Arndt, Antonio Thomas, Emmanuel Garcia, and Nina Bingham how to construct their robots! We are thankful for the amazing inventive parents who bring fun and creativity into our school day! Thank you, Mrs. Delatorre!
At Mariposa Elementary, first grade students in Ami Jobson’s class are authors! Each student recently chose an animal to research before the class field trip to the Palm Beach Zoo. The students researched habitat, eating habits, offspring and what each animal looks like. The students worked hard to report detailed, accurate facts and the outcome was amazing! Parents were then invited to school for an animal presentation and to celebrate their child’s accomplishment.
Mariposa Elementary School first grade students went on a field trip to Fire Rescue Station 13 for a fire safety presentation. The students learned important lifesaving tips and fun facts about firefighters. After the presentation the students got an inside look at a fire engine, toured the firefighters’ living quarters, and even got to try on a firefighter’s jacket.
At Mariposa Elementary, Mrs. Linda Auciello’s 1st grade class was working on counting on and writing their numbers through 30. Student Tyler Rubenstein took this request to an ultimate level and counted all the way through the number 120.
It took him five white boards to write them, but he was determined to show what he knew and refused to give up!
Miguel Juarez in Ami Jobson’s first grade class at Mariposa Elementary School made a hardcover book titled “Alligators”. His book is divided into sections: Table of Contents, Meet the Author and alligator facts. To honor Miguel for his hard work, Mariposa’s broadcasting station, Wings TV, invited him on the show as their special guest. His book was televised for the whole school to see.
At Mariposa Elementary, several people donated rocks to encourage and inspire Ms. Erica Morales’ students to do well on their Math FSA. She hid the rocks around her classroom the day of the Math FSA. The students were surprised and went on a rock hunt. They had a blast! The rocks were meant to inspire the students to do their best.
Founder, Melissa McInturff of PSL Rocks donated rocks, paint, brushes, and supplies for Ms. Erica Morales’ and Ms. Roxana Cirjaru’s Fourth grade classes to decorate their own rocks after testing to decompress.
Anthony Gamboa Godinez, Cesar Garcia, and Gabriella Darocha are busy painting and decorating their rocks. People are continuing to donate decorated, encouraging rocks so that Ms. Morales’ students can go on a rock hunt for their Reading FSA. The new rocks will be hidden around the school.
Fourth grade students at Mariposa Elementary School are preparing for the school’s annual wax museum. The students are excited and eager to teach other students and visitors about their famous person in history and how that person made a positive impact in our society and the world. Pictured is Estefano Livi poses as Benjamin Franklin.
Mariposa Elementary School recently held its Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A of the Treasure Coast Mall. Chick-Fil-A helped the third grade team raise funds for their upcoming field trip to Legoland. Thank you to Mr. Kiedis of Chick-Fil-A and to all the families who came out and supported the event. Pictured are third grade teachers Monica Almeida, from left, Judy Graham, and Theresa Delancy who manned the Spin-A-Prize booth at the event.
Mariposa Elementary School recently held its third Read to Succeed Night. To begin the night, third grade families participated in a workshop that provided them with tips and strategies that would help them better prepare their children for the upcoming FCAT tests. After the workshop, everyone played Word Bingo, with winners receiving books as prizes. No one went home empty-handed! To cap the evening, refreshments were served to all. Pictured are Quotaysha Jones, standing right, and Judy Graham presenting FCAT information and strategies to parents.
Superintendent of Schools, Genelle Yost, and Executive Director of Schools, Pam Dampier, visit Mariposa just in time to join the Heroes Breakfast! Heroes Breakfast is a special recognition of our veterans and community helpers that help keep us safe at school and at home. Teacher, Mrs. Michelle Smith, coordinated the Heroes Breakfast program this year, where students read poems that they had written thanking our veterans for keeping us safe!
Mariposa first graders had an awesome ”in-school field trip!” They learned about the rainforest and the many plants and animals that live there. The students even learned about all the foods and products they use at home that originate in the rainforest. If you’d ask our students their favorite part, their answers would vary. Some would say they loved using the animal puppets, others enjoyed hearing the story of The Great Kapok Tree while adding their animal to the Velcro rainforest, but most students would say they loved touching the real rainforest snake.
Pictured: Damarion Gibbs and Allison Carpina enjoy their animal puppets. Thanks to Tracy Boothby from Hobe Sound Nature Center for a wonderful hour of learning!
Students in Linda Auciello’s kindergarten class at Mariposa Elementary know how to write and read 100 sight words by the 100th day! They used their word knowledge to create a massive poster of the sight words they have learned and they also wrote their own smaller sized list of the same words. This is turning into a classroom full of sight word
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!
Kindergartners at Mariposa Elementary enjoyed a hands-on presentation about how to care for their teeth. They were shown the importance of flossing and the correct way to floss, discussed foods that make their teeth happy and foods that make their teeth sad. They also were shown how to brush their teeth properly to make sure they removed the plaque. Every student left with a tooth brushing kit that included all the tools they needed to ensure successful brushing. Pictured, from left, are Jamarion Riggins, Sabrina Swayne, Kaitlin Taylor, Abigayle Conner, Analisa Bermudez, Maria Roman, Jade Mayberry, Lillian Baber, and Khaleel Leahong with dental hygienists from Dr. Michael Cook’s Port St. Lucie dental office.
New Year celebrations. The students created colorful dragon masks and enjoyed a fun parade around the school in honor of the holiday. Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Students in Linda Auciello’s class at Mariposa Elementary School recently planted lima bean seeds as part of their science lesson. The students first learned about the parts of a plant then planted lima bean seeds to observe the life cycle of the plant. The kindergartners really enjoyed learning about plant growth by watching their lima beans grow. Hopefully, they will be able to eat some of the delicious lima beans as their plants continue to grow. Pictured, from left, Tammiyha Saintard, Kerstin Hayward and Dalton Ricci developed green thumbs as they nurtured their plants to maturity.
Students in Linda Auciello’s kindergarten class at Mariposa Elementary recently enjoyed a hands on math activity that taught them many lessons combined into one. They learned about ordering numbers up through 10, the concept of one more, and counting objects up to 10. Pictured is Shane Lesser counting his sets of blocks. He realized that when you make each set of blocks one more than the previous one then it looks like a set of stairs! Math is so much more fun when you can do it hands on!
Kindergarten students at Mariposa Elementary were awarded Awesome Artist awards for outstanding work on their fall mosaics. Students first learned about the change of seasons in a science lesson in Carla Bargeron’s resource class. Then the students learned about mosaic art techniques. Pictured, from left, are Abigayle Conner, Brenelly Rodriguez-Guerrera, Jade Mayberry and Noah Corsiglia.
Students in Greta Hyatt’s kindergarten class at Mariposa Elementary created an animal report using tree maps. Tree maps direct students on creating reports by providing research strategies at a primary level. The students were directed to find information about their animals by answering the following questions: What does your animal look like? Where does your animal live? What does your animal eat? After finishing their assignment, each student had an opportunity to share their new animal facts with the class.