Students in Melissa Nelson’s class at Allapattah Flats K8 School used cards to understand, create, and practice exponential equations. Students worked in pairs and flipped over cards to provide bases and exponents. Students then solved the exponential equations they created! Pictured are Sharon Charite, left, and Sarla Dominguez.
Christine King’s sixth and seventh grade math students at Allapattah Flats K-8 are looking ahead to next year by exploring Box-and-Whisker Plots. Box-and-Whisker Plots are diagrams that summarize data by dividing it into quartiles. Students surveyed other students around school, their parents and even other teachers. Students asked questions such as “How often do you get on the internet in one week?” They then ordered their data, found the measures of variation and graphed their data on a Box-and-Whisker Plot. Pictured showing off their hardwork are Christine King and some of her students, from left, Matthew Gustin, Daniel Lopez, Cassidy Lanier, Alexis Tabora, Pricillia Samaroo, and sitting up front is Bailee Reese.
The Literacy Committee at Allapattah Flats K8 School recently put together two baskets, filled with all the items needed to make a complete Thanksgiving feast. The baskets were donated to two families in need at the school. The receiving families were extremely appreciative of the generosity of all who donated. A huge thank you to all faculty and staff who donated items for our annual Thanksgiving baskets. Pictured, from left, are Bridget Valinote, Shannon Johnson, and Nikki Rodriguez.
First grade students at Allapattah Flats K8 launch into the study of the sky with a visit to the Hallstrom Planetarium! Students were able to explore Earth’s place in space by learning about gravity, the Milky Way galaxy, stars, the solar system and Earth. The students had an engaging time seeing the real-world example of the night and day sky. They saw that the number of stars in the sky was too numerous to count. They realized that stars are not scattered evenly in the sky and that there are great distances between Earth and other space objects. The students are eager to take this knowledge back to their classroom and continue learning about the sky around them. Pictured, back row from left, are Jaydin White, Justin Meyer, Jimmy Fanning, Nicole Coons, Ariana Lenoir, Kailee Brouse. Kneeling in front is Conner Henderson.
Staff members at Allapattah Flats K-8 School recently participated in Big Brothers, Big Sisters’ annual Bowl for Kid’s Sake event at Superplay USA. With an 80’s theme, staff members enjoyed sporting their neon shirts and listening to music from that time period. With three lanes in use for Allapattah, each team member got to show off their bowling and athletic abilities. All the money raised will go to benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
Allapattah Flats fourth grade student Enrique Crespo has been selected to represent People to People, as a Student Ambassador, for England and France in the summer of 2012. This is an exciting educational opportunity designed specifically for students and led by teachers. People to People’s mission is to bridge cultural and political borders through education and exchange, making the world a better place for future generations. During the 14-day journey Enrique will learn about British government, Shakespeare’s theatre, Normandy Beach, see the architecture of the Notre Dame Cathedral and explore art at the Louvre Museum. Enrique and his parents are grateful for his teachers, Eric Redding, Shannon Johnson, and Edwina Taylor for believing in him and inspiring him to learn.
Congratulations to the Allapattah Flats girls volleyball team for winning the county tournament. The girls devoted the past eight weeks preparing and competing for this tournament. Allapattah went 4-0 at the tournament and won in Gator fashion in the championship game 2-0. This is the first county title for the girls volleyball team at Allapattah. Pictured standing, from left, are Assistant Principal Casandra Flores, Coach Amy Franklin, Danielle Rosenthal, Maria Hernandez, Ashley Kinberger, Taylor Brennan, Gracie Jimenez, Coach Justin Allen, and Assistant Principal Ana Rodriguez. Kneeling are, from left, Tori Braessler, Kali Hartman, and Danya Lenoir.
Fifth grade students from Allapattah Flats K-8 learn about the solar system while visiting Indian River State College’s planetarium. Students created Thinking Maps to organize and explore information they gained at the planetarium about the planets in the solar system. Pictured are Brenton Palmer, left, and Arturo Mojica from Janessa Harden’s class.
As 5th grade students at Allapattah Flats K-8 finished up their unit for Force and Motion, they brushed up on their Tug-of-War skills. Students were given a recording sheet with four scenarios dealing with balanced and unbalanced forces. Students played out the various scenarios to decide which side had a greater force or a net force of zero. Students loved having the hands on learning time as well as throwing a little physical movement in. Way to go Gators!
VPK visited the library and heard a wonderful story from media specialist Ms. Cutchens. She helped them learn about what a librarian does. VPK is so excited about visiting the library again for the book fair.
Ms. Newell’s VPK class visited the pumpkin patch for some fall fun.
Students in Christine King’s and Felicia Cobb’s fifth grade classes at Allapattah Flats K8 have been working hard during their after school tutoring program. They have been working with the Art in History curriculum where they interact with text that explains the historical significance of an important artifact in history. The students shown in the photo were assigned the Terra Cotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty (pronounced “chin”). They read about the history of the Qin Dynasty and the significance of the warriors. After about two weeks of research, they designed their own unique Terra Cotta Warriors shown above. Pictured, from left back to front, showing off their work, are Bianca Joseph, Gwen Jimenez, Dyamon William, and Christina Patalano.
Allapattah Flats K-8 School recently held its annual Title 1 and Curriculum Night. Parents and students were treated to a pasta dinner and given a Title 1 presentation. After the presentation, parents were then able to break out into different sessions held by grade groups and departments where they could learn about what their students were going to be learning and participating in throughout the school year. Pictured, from left, are teachers Mallory Ziegler, Nicholas Spagnuolo, and Ann Hartman.
As part of their Science curriculum, third grade students at Allapattah Flats are beginning to study the sun and other stars in our solar system. The students are learning how to compare and contrast the brightness, sizes, shapes and colors of various stars. This week students attended a field trip to the Indian River State College Planetarium. The students enjoyed watching the night sky light up in front of their eyes and discussing burning questions they had with Planetarium Director Jon Bell. Pictured, from left, are Trinity Scott, Madison Garcia, Isabella Westling, Dylan Maloy and Zachary Estep.
Third grade students at Allapattah Flats K-8 School have been studying scientific investigations. To get the students excited about science as well as to practice the scientific procedures, teachers and students conducted a scientific investigation using Diet Coke and Mentos. The students enjoyed seeing the experiment and it reinforced their skills and encouraged them to hypothesize, write detailed steps, and write a conclusion. Pictured are students from Amy Rittenhouse’s class.
Third grade students at Allapattah Flats K8 School are excited about physical attributes! During a review activity students had to reach their hand into a box and describe the object inside using only adjectives. Items included a hair barrette, kaleidoscope and doll shoe. It was determined that all three objects could be identified with 80% accuracy. However, when describing the item to another student, the other student could identify the object with only 15% accuracy. Pictured are Tai’Juan Martin, left, and Marie Bell-Tranquille.
Pictured from left, third grade students Mariana Trujillo-Naranjo, Lauren Bishop, Connor Cook and Gabriel Vernon work hard on preparing their representation of St. Lucie County 100 years from now. All Allapattah Flats third graders enjoyed imagining the community 100 years from today, they read books and watched a video of other predictions before coming up with their own ideas of future communication, transportation, shelter and even food. Their projects are displayed at the St. Lucie County Fair.
Mr. Kline’s technology class researched and tested aerodynamics. First, the students did research of wing design, and which type of wing would lead to the best result (most distance). Then, they shared thier research via powerpoint with the rest of the class. Finally, they tested their research.
Pictured are: Cecilia Hernandez, Ditavious Burr, Logan Bledoe, Randall Peterson
Sixth through eighth grade students at Allapattah Flats K8 in John Koch’s Career and Technical Education course, Business Keyboarding, stood up to cyber bullying for Bully Prevention Month. Each student completed a research paper using newly learned internet research and word processing techniques. The students then took that research and put it into a group PowerPoint presentation using their newly acquired electronic presentation skills. Those presentations were later presented to their classmates. Pictured, from left top row, are Skylar Lasseure, Lia Optacy, Seth Bertorelli, Allen Castro, Vincent Ancewicz, Grace Jiminez, Q’Markis Brooks, and William Taylor (top row), and bottom row, from left, Miranda Thomason, Jeremy Roberson, and Jer’miah Williams.
The Allapattah Flats K8 girls volleyball team recently participated in the district tournament and finished as 2011-2012 district runner-ups. Congratulations and great job to the super six, Ryleigh Veith, Shannon Braessler, Valerie Trujillo, Gabby Bather, Madeline Lawson, Tiara Evans and Coach Justin Allen.