Mariposa Elementary’s Fifth Graders Read “Wonder”

Mariposa Elementary’s Fifth Graders Read “Wonder”

Students in Mrs. Theresa Delancy’s 5th grade ELA class have been reading the novel, Wonder by R.J. Palacio. They have been learning the importance of being kind and accepting to others.

Pictured are: Anthony Castro,  Aryannah Sanchez, Justin Horton, Brian Castillo, Mrs. Delancy, Riley O’Dowd, Kiran Mahase, Taurice Johnson, and Bradley Philippe.

Mariposa Elementary’s Fifth Graders Explore Math and Science

Mariposa Elementary’s Fifth Graders Explore Math and Science

Mrs. J. Scipioni’s 5th grade students at Mariposa Elementary have been working hard in math and science. They worked in inquiry groups to figure out how to separate base ten blocks to divide 2-digit divisors. Ashonni Crenshaw, Elivia Hughey, and Julia Caquias are working together as a team separating their base ten blocks.

Students also worked in groups to figure out how to sort solid mixtures based on their physical properties of color, shape, magnetic attraction, and size. James White, Natalie, Matos, Arrielle Jocelyn, and Jovanny Rodriquez are sorting through their mixture based on the physical properties. Jayden Campbell, Serenity Goyette, and Antonio Williams are enjoying exploring together!

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Mariposa Elementary’s Brandon Roth Receives the Citizen Hero Award

Mariposa Elementary’s Brandon Roth Receives the Citizen Hero Award

Mariposa Elementary’s Fifth Grader, Brandon Roth, took action to help another during difficult times, and he was recognized for his actions by the St. Lucie County Fire District with a Citizen Hero Award. Brandon Roth was riding his hoverboard to a friend’s home in Port St. Lucie to play when he noticed a woman was on the ground lying unconscious by her front door.  He investigated and saw that she was in real trouble.  He flagged down a passing car and told them what he saw and asked them to call 911.  They did and Brandon waited by the woman until the paramedics arrived. Brandon felt a real sense of responsibility to make sure that she was okay, and that she didn’t die.  He stayed by her side until the Fire Department arrived.

When the ambulance arrived, they were able to transport her to the hospital and fortunately were able to revive her.  The Fire District stated that the outcome may have been very different if had it not been for Brandon’s actions.  Remarkable for a 10 year old!

 

Mariposa Elementary’s Barnes and Noble Night

Mariposa Elementary’s Barnes and Noble Night

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Pete the Cat! Oh my! Mariposa Elementary students kicked off their school year at Barnes and Noble with Pete the Cat. Pete stayed to listen to Mr. Logue read his very own books, Pete the Cat’s Got Class and Duncan the Story Dragon — a 2016-17 Sunshine State Young  Reader Award Junior nominated  book.  Pete loved both stories and helped the students decorate their cookies, build Lego buildings, and shop for books.

Gianna Reuther enjoyed decorating her cookies at the Barnes and Noble event. Congratulations to Olivia Baptiste for winning the chance opportunity gift cards! She should have a lot of fun spending her gift cards. It was a great kickoff for a great school year.

 

Mariposa Elementary Welcomes New Monarchs

Mariposa Elementary Welcomes New Monarchs

Open House was a success! We had a great night welcoming our new and old students to Mariposa Elementary. Mr. Logue officially welcomed our new Kindergarten students and their families explaining that they are now officially Monarchs. After the orientation, the students were able to visit their classrooms and meet their teachers. There were stations set up to help parents complete their registration, find their buses, complete lunch applications, and apply to volunteer.

Pictured: Shannon Deah Marshall with her children Gia Goodman and Geoffrey Goodman. She attended open house to register Gia for fifth grade and meet her teachers.

We are looking forward to a fantastic school year at Mariposa Elementary.

Mariposa Elementary VPK Explores Sentence Structure

Mariposa Elementary VPK Explores Sentence Structure

In Ms. Bonilla’s VPK class at Mariposa Elementary, students have been discussing what sentences are, the parts of a sentence, and how to build a sentence. Students were given a sentence on a strip, completed some shared reading, and went around their tables reading each of the sentences. The students were able to pick up on the pattern of “I can” and decode words by looking at a visual. Afterwards, they rebuillt their sentences since they had been deconstructed. They counted how many words their sentences contained and then put them together. Annahisha and Cristian are very proud of the sentences they constructed!

Mariposa Elementary Visits the Hallstrom Planetarium

Mariposa Elementary Visits the Hallstrom Planetarium

Mrs. Michelle Smith’s second grade students from Mariposa Elementary were privileged to visit the Hallstrom Planetarium at Indian River State College.  The children learned how to find cardinal directions in the sky to help them discover different constellations.  Students also took a trip through space, learning about how the planets closer to the sun are hotter than those further from the sun.  Did you know you could fit a million Earths in the sun? Neither did we!  We learned so much from Jon Bell, the director of the Hallstrom Planetarium.  

We are so thankful our children got to have this amazing experience!

Pictured from left to right: front row- Corey Melanson, Jeffrey Campion, Jayden Crumpton, second row- Brooklyn King, Samantha Borno, Julian Baptiste, Dominic Delancy, Evan Lamb, Kaydence Haddon, Wynsten Dessources, Kaylee Cushing, Kaelynn Ehrlich, Macy Bedford, Hailee Mazzuchelli, and Tahlia Sugrim.

Mariposa Elementary Visits Barnes and Noble

Mariposa Elementary Visits Barnes and Noble

Mariposa Elementary’s  reading night at Barnes and Noble was a huge success. There were stories, cookies, and surprises. Catarina Rodriguez is reading a book before Storytime. Jeremiah Grant and Logan Elliott are listening to Principal R. Craig Logue read We don’t eat our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins. Mariposa will have its next Barnes and Noble  reading night Tuesday, December 17. Please plan to come for the fun!

Mariposa Elementary Teamwork After Hurricane Irma

Mariposa Elementary Teamwork After Hurricane Irma

The employees of Mariposa Elementary are not just coworkers; they also pull together as family. When Hurricane Irma came through Port Saint Lucie and left Mariposa Elementary with debris to clean up, everyone knew it would take many hands to clean our school. After the storm, Mr. R. Craig Logue, Mrs. Brie Lamb, faculty, and staff pulled together and cleaned Mariposa’s school grounds from the debris which Hurricane Irma left in its aftermath. It was a lot of hard work, but the result was beautiful.

Mariposa Elementary students work together as reading buddies

Mariposa Elementary students work together as reading buddies

The students in Kristin Almy’s fourth grade class and the kindergartners in Kari McIntyre’s class at Mariposa Elementary School have joined together as reading buddies. The older students designed lessons that involved reading, writing and art that related to bats and spiders. Raelynn Lanni, lieft, and Gabriela Prado, pictured, were paired together to complete the activities. The kindergartners then performed “The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle for their buddies. The students had a great time learning from each other!

Mariposa Elementary Students Visit the Busch Wildlife Santuary

Mariposa Elementary Students Visit the Busch Wildlife Santuary

Students in Mrs. Whalen’s First Grade class from Mariposa Elementary visited Busch Wildlife Sanctuary to learn more about animals, habitats and conservation.  Pictured here are Karina Arocho, Shayna Sherman, Aiden Lucero and Rossilyn Grasso, learning fun facts about box turtles from the Staff at Busch Wildlife Sanctuary.

Mariposa Elementary students use real world process for observations

Mariposa Elementary students use real world process for observations

Students in Maria Nunez’s fourth grade class at Mariposa Elementary have been conducting oxidation experiments for their science Fair project.  The problem statement was, “Which liquids (distilled water, oil, vinegar, alcohol, milk, or soda) causes oxidation to occur the fastest?” Students were enthralled while observing the process and were using the same principles as scientists in the real world. These future scientists had to use critical thinking to determine the reasons why some liquids oxidize more quickly than others. The experimentation will continue just as real scientists conduct experiments at various times to validate their conclusions. Pictured, from left, are Jacob Guerrero, resource teacher Ann Craton, and Emmanuella Coupet.

Mariposa Elementary students study original colonies

Mariposa Elementary students study original colonies

Fifth grade Mariposa students in Zoie Sloan’s Social Studies class are studying the 13 original colonies of the United States. The students have created a flipbook of information about all 13 colonies, create a map, and then complete a project on one specific colony. They will present an oral presentation including a visual representation of the information when the final project is completed. Pictured are McKayla Lauriston completing her map and Dontay Budhu working on his flipbook.

Dontay Budhu and McKayla Lauriston are busy at work creating their flipbooks.

 

 

Mariposa Elementary students study magnetism

Mariposa Elementary students study magnetism

Students in Maria Nunez’s fourth grade class at Mariposa Elementary are studying magnetism by exploring the properties of various materials that respond to a magnetic field.  As part of their experiment, students were given magnets, a compass, string and paper clips to investigate magnetism. The activity included magnetizing a paperclip by scratching the surface of a magnet, exploring the earth’s magnetic pull by using a compass and watching it point towards the North Pole, then disrupting the needle of the compass by placing a magnet near the device. Students gained insight into what is a magnet and how it works. Pictured are Sasami Bagnall, left, and Kaitlyn Fiske.

Mariposa Elementary students study geometry

Mariposa Elementary students study geometry

At Mariposa Elementary, Cynthia Deal in Maria Nunez’s fourth grade class was engaged in finding 12 different types of angles. The activity included having a great deal of fun during the learning process. Cynthia used mini-marshmallows and wooden toothpicks to create these various angles.

Mariposa Elementary students rewarded for extensive reading

Mariposa Elementary students rewarded for extensive reading

Several third grade students at Mariposa Elementary recently were treated to a special lunch with their teachers, Michele Graci and Susan New. The students had to read six or more of Florida’s Sunshine State Readers’ books to be invited to the event. Two of the students, Emmanuella Coupet and Geovanny Reyes, actually read all 15 which is quite an accomplishment. The students who were invited voted on what they wanted to have for lunch.  During lunch,  students were awarded certificates stating their accomplishments along with a small gift. Pictured, from left, are Emmanuella Coupet, Kailey Ouellette, Eve Cantrell, Ronald Marquez, Lawrence Moleon-Mathews, Seth Mitchell, Geovanny Reyes, Faith Eizeman and Samantha Watson.

Mariposa Elementary students research zoo animals for reports

Mariposa Elementary students research zoo animals for reports

Students in Toni Baptiste’s first grade class at Mariposa Elementary School researched a zoo animal and made a cereal box report about their animal. Boys and girls were excited to share their animal habitat, diet and fun facts to the class. In addition, students were able to share information they learned about their animal to a chaperone on a field trip to the Palm Beach Zoo.
Mariposa Elementary Students Recognized As Florida Elementary Finalist for NEED Project

Mariposa Elementary Students Recognized As Florida Elementary Finalist for NEED Project

At the School Board Meeting on September 9,  2014 Mariposa Elementary School fifth grade students (from 2013-14 school year) were recognized as the Florida Elementary Finalist for the NEED (National Energy Education Development) Project. The mission is to promote an energy conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of students, educators, business government and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-sided energy education programs.

In this program, students at all grade levels learn about the forms of energy- heat, light, motion, sound, nuclear energy, and electrical energy- with age-appropriate, hands-on explorations that emphasize the scientific process and an application of, newly gained energy knowledge to understanding energy sources, electricity generation and more. The project advisors were Adam Archer and Mary McCartney.

Pictured are, Jan Feliciano Alvarez, Chairman Debbie Hawley, Monica Kalina, Allysha Lillard, Mr. Adam Archer, Justin Locklar, Ms. Mary McCartney, Mikayla Sampson, Superintendent Genelle Yost, Ariana White, and Hannah Wright. Team members not pictured are, Johann Vianna and Tnanazia Young.