Mariposa Elementary first graders Jackson Smith, Trinity Andrews, Delsin Geliga, Tyler Rubenstein, and Alejandro Delatorre worked as a team to utilize their problem solving skills to create an amazing “moving” model using gears! They were able to figure out how to get a ball from one end to the other without having to touch it!…Details
Mariposa Elementary celebrated their PBIS by creating a Unity Friendship Rock Garden. Florida Falls in Fort Pierce was very generous in donating over 700 rocks. Each student was able to design their own rock to represent friendship, unity, anti-bullying, caring words, and respect. Once the rocks were complete, they were placed in a “garden” for…Details
Third grade students at Mariposa Elementary worked in partnership with the Fort Pierce Westwood Academy students. Collin Heatherington, Devin Gorzong, Wendy Zepadta, Zhanè B, Allison Kholer, Lena Shingledecker, Julia Haney, Samantha Watson, Clovis Wilson, and Nayeli Fernandez built four raised garden beds for their fellow Mariposa Monarchs. Students across the campus will participate in the…Details
Mariposa Elementary School recently hosted a Family Math Night, where parents learned ways to help their children with homework, math games and activities the family could do at home together. This sort of family participation has been shown to increase a child’s confidence in his or her ability to do math, as well as teach students and parents to…Details
In our Mariposa Elementary School’s N.E.E.D. group, “We learned about solar energy and went to teach kindergarten. We passed out solar beads and asked them to make a hypothesis, but we used the word “guess” so they knew what we meant. When we got outside, they stood in the sunlight, and their faces look amazed…Details
The fifth grade students on the N.E.E.D. (National Energy Education Development) project team at Mariposa Elementary School are busy focusing on learning and teaching energy sources to students in other grade levels within the school. Mariposa Elementary is the N.E.E.D. state elementary school of the year, and a national finalist. This year’s group is highly…Details
Mariposa Elementary music teacher Mary McCartney received a $5,000 grant from Lowe’s Toolbox for Education. This grant will be used to create an outdoor amphitheater to be used by teachers and parents to enjoy student generated performances of all kinds. The staff, PTO and chorus members will collaborate in the design and building of the…Details
Staff in the Media Center at Mariposa Elementary celebrated Literacy Week by creating posters from favorite childrens’ books. Students visiting the center were asked to draw scenes depicting a character or event from the storybook. Posters will be on display throughout the school. Pictured is student Andy Gonzalez.
Mariposa Elementary School’s new “Butterfly Band”, under the direction of Mary McCartney, is starting the year off learning new instruments. Fourth and fifth grade band students at Mariposa Elementary are learning to play the tone chimes as a part of this new instrumental group. They are also playing the Orff xylophones, recorders, drums, ukeleles and the steel drums.
Students in Linda Auciello’s kindergarten class at Mariposa Elementary School have been learning about their five senses. The students each had an apple to use to describe their five senses in regards to the apple. How did it feel? What did it look like? How did it taste? How did it sound when they bit into it?…Details