F. K. Sweet students practice narrative writing with friends

F. K. Sweet students practice narrative writing with friends

Students in Cara Ackenbrack’s third grade class at F. K. Sweet Elementary, have been doing a unit of study on penguins. They concluded this unit by making “Pet Penguins” out of recycled soda bottles.  Each child painted their own pet penguin, named it and wrote an imaginative narrative story that included both themselves and their new pet. Pictured from left, are Samia Ahmed, Madison Hendry, Adriana Varn, and Donavyn Jackson.

F. K. Sweet students practice following directions

F. K. Sweet students practice following directions

Recently third grade students in Barbara Whellams’ class at F.K. Sweet Elementary celebrated with a how-to event. Students were given a how-to book of their choice to read. Upon completion, students were asked to write down the directions sequentially and in their own words. Kayla Jungjohan, Julian Nunez, and Ajeya Adams take a break to enjoy punch and snacks before getting back to work.

F. K. Sweet students plan to honor grandparents

F. K. Sweet students plan to honor grandparents

Students in Marla Liberatore’s third grade class at F. K. Sweet Elementary School recently sang to their grandparents in honor of Grandparents Day. The boys and girls created cards and small gifts to present to their grandparents as well. Grandparents are invited to the school for lunch on September 7th to see the videos and receive their gifts.

F. K. Sweet students make gingerbread houses

F. K. Sweet students make gingerbread houses

 

Jar’Breanna Frierson and Samuel Villalobos from Dorian Newbern’s  first grade class at F.K. Sweet Elementary are busy creating their own gingerbread houses. Students were allowed to express their creativity and decorate the outside to suit their own tastes.

F.K.Sweet students learn to be cheerleaders

F.K.Sweet students learn to be cheerleaders

F.K. Sweet students from grades kindergarten through fifth participated in a three day cheer camp held by Lincoln Park Academy varsity cheerleaders. The students were taught cheers, jumps, and  dances. Students ended camp with a performance at the high school varsity basketball half-time show.

F. K. Sweet students learn pet care basics

F. K. Sweet students learn pet care basics

Brett Adams, owner and veterinarian of Midway Veterinary Hospital, visited Kasey Ascani’s second grade class at F.K. Sweet Elementary to speak with students about Pet Awareness Week. Students learned about the basics of taking care of their pets and what types of animals are good pets to have. Featured in the photograph are Brett Adams and his daughter, Brooke Adams, acting as his assistant.

 

 

F. K. Sweet students learn math for a good cause

F. K. Sweet students learn math for a good cause

Frances K. Sweet Elementary School third graders are busily working on math. They all participated a Math-a-thon to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The students happily completed their Funbooks knowing that they were doing the math for a good cause.

F. K. Sweet students learn benefits of Florida citrus

F. K. Sweet students learn benefits of Florida citrus

Captain Citrus visited F.K. Sweet Elementary to inform second graders about the importance of the citrus industry and the healthful benefits of Florida’s orange juice and other citrus products. Students Mya Baptiste, pictured right, and Trevor Gill  won gift cards for correctly answering questions asked by Captain Citrus.
F. K. Sweet students learn about scientific process

F. K. Sweet students learn about scientific process

Fifth grade students in Donald Logue’s science class at F. K. Sweet Elementary School recently completed an investigation to determine which objects would create the biggest impact crater when dropped from a height of one meter. Students used two different types of marbles and one piece of sandstone as their variables.  Students first found the mass, then the volume, and finally the density of the objects to use as a basis for their hypothesis. Then students measured the width and depth of each crater and found the average size after three trials of each object. Pictured, from left, are Nate Baker, Justice Anderson, and Lance Fleschner.

F. K. Sweet students learn about hearing

 Fifth graders at Frances K. Sweet Elementary School got an in depth look inside the ear. Students enjoyed a lesson presented by Joe Mutter from Mutter’s Hearing Center on the anatomy of the ear and the benefits of taking steps now to prevent hearing loss later in life. In this picture, Mr. Mutter is showing students Allaysia Miller’s auditory canal and eardrum. Students also took hearing tests and experienced what life would be like with moderate hearing loss.

 

F. K. Sweet students have special visitor

F. K. Sweet students have special visitor

F. K. Sweet Elementary second grade students Lion Belcher, left, and Chandler Miller, are anxiously awaiting Santa’s visit to the school a little early. The school’s student council sponsored its annual Breakfast with Santa, and there was a large turnout. Parents and students enjoyed breakfast and crafts and then the long anticipated visit and picture with Santa.

F. K. Sweet students have a heart for shelter animals

F. K. Sweet students have a heart for shelter animals

Students in Barbara Whellams third grade class at F.K. Sweet Elementary recently rolled coins and counted bills totaling over $300.00. The money will be awarded to the St. Lucie County Humane Society to help defray costs of feeding homeless animals currently in their shelter. “Pennies for Pets” is a yearly tradition and children begin in August bringing in loose change, allowance money, and many times part of their birthday and holiday monies, to fill the two large pink piggy banks. Pictured, from left, Justin Adrian, Morgan Busby, and Kayla Ceaser are having fun during a math lesson counting and rolling money.
F. K. Sweet students get ready, set, blast-off bottle rockets

F. K. Sweet students get ready, set, blast-off bottle rockets

F. K. Sweet Elementary fifth grade science Donald Logue gives students last minute tips and instructions before Joey Yannucci, left, and Ethan Yarberry launch their rocket. The highlight of the entire year for fifth grade students is always rocket launch day when they are given an opportunity to demonstrate the power of their self designed plastic bottle rockets.
F. K. Sweet students explore ancient Egypt

F. K. Sweet students explore ancient Egypt

Students in Stacey Johnson’s third grade gifted class at Frances K. Sweet Elementary School proudly display their mummy and sarcophagus projects created during a study of the Ancient Egyptian civilization. Pictured, from left, are Jacob Andreacchio, Alexis McEwen, and Quinn Stephenson.

F.K. Sweet students enjoy MLK spelling bee

F.K. Sweet students enjoy MLK spelling bee

Three students from Frances K. Sweet Elementary were excited after participating in the Martin Luther King, Jr. spelling bee at C. A. Moore Elementary. Pictured, from left, are Ajeya Adams, Kamion Williams, and Christian Yoder. Since Ajeya is just a fourth grader, she says she’s going to come back next year and win.

F. K. Sweet students enjoy learning about St. Augustine

F. K. Sweet students enjoy learning about St. Augustine

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 canon fired by the “Spanish”.

F. K. Sweet students enjoy holiday dance

F. K. Sweet students enjoy holiday dance

 

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 students enjoy field day fun

F. K. Sweet students enjoy field day fun

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.

 

F. K. Sweet students enjoy creating art projects

F. K. Sweet students enjoy creating art projects

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 their final results.