Five fifth graders from Frances K. Sweet had their Highwaymen-inspired art on display at the Highwaymen Heritage Festival. Alexis McEwen took the first place prize, winning a medal and money for art supplies for the school.
Do you know the difference between the inner and outer planets? If not, ask one of the fifth grade students in Cindy Young’s class at FK Sweet Elementary. The students used a Double Bubble Map to compare and contrast the planets. Cindy Frio and Dan Darrisaw are doing a last minute review from their maps.
Students in Mrs. Christy Nuccio’s fifth grade class work diligently comparing and contrasting characters from a realistic fiction story. Pictured from the left are: Zoey Zurita, Savana McKenzie, and Jenna Simmons.
Mrs. Glenda Taylor’s first grade class took an autumn walk around the field behind our school. Students used their five senses as tools to make careful observations. The students made records about the investigation. Each child wrote the name of things he or she could see, hear, smell and touch. Later, everyone tasted grapes and apple slices in our classroom. Pictured left to right are: Asheline Syril, Holly Howard, Uriah Morris, Jamael Gardner and Rihana Salel.
Students in Elish Mancuso’s fourth grade class at Frances K. Sweet Elementary School explore the mass of the edible portion of a banana after reading interesting and intriguing information about bananas, and making predictions. The students used balance scales to measure the whole banana, the banana peel, and then determined the percentage that was edible. As a conclusion to their experiment, they enjoyed banana smoothies! Pictured, from left, are Elijha McArthur, Ava McGoorty, and Garion Miller.
Frances K. Sweet fourth graders learn about the characteristics of flowering plants by dissecting them and classifying the parts. Pictured here is Ansel Espinal viewing the tiny parts of the plant using a magnifying glass.
Fourth grade students at Frances K. Sweet Elementary School are working hard writing explanatory/informative essays. Students examined parts of an essay, then worked with their shoulder partner to put an essay together in the correct order. Each part was color coded for students to see the different parts. After practicing the parts and reading about melting ice in the North and South Poles, the students wrote a response using all of their newly acquired knowledge. Pictured from the left are: Danaye Gibson and William Auriemma.
Kindergarten and 1st grade Challenge students at Frances K Sweet enjoyed a science experiment testing Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion. Students loved doing the investigation and seeing the science in action. Pictured from left, Travis Walker, Charlotte Sellers, and Samantha Leonard.
The kindergarteners of Frances K Sweet have yet again proved that they can truly perform the Greatest Show on Earth. Students were everything from clowns, lions, elephants, jugglers, to tightrope walkers. Students entertained their families and members of the community. Pictured in the Incredible Growing Machine is Lennon Paquette, assisted by clowns Skye Graham (left) and Tylarith Limear.
F K Sweet kindergarteners would like to invite YOU to their circus. You can watch the fearless Lion Tamer and the daredevils on the high-wire! Laugh at the whimsical clowns and be amazed at the acrobats. All preformed by our talented and amazing kindergarten students. It is free to all! It’s fantastic, fun, and FREE. Be at Lincoln Park Academy, Thursday, February 5th at 6:00 pm. You don’t want to miss it.
Kindergarten students at F.K.Sweet Magnet School invited their families to school for a Thanksgiving breakfast. The students sang songs, brought in food to share, and dressed up like Pilgrims and Native Americans. Charlotte Sellers from Morgan Haupt’s class was joined by her parents, grandparents and sisters for the special event.
Kindergarten students in Mrs. Morgan Haupt’s class have had a busy week investigating spiders. Students learned the parts of a spider as well as their habitats. For a culminating activity students made spider hats to wear home. Showing off their hats are, left to right, Ty’Shawn Moore, Samara Rawlings, Kyra Burton, and Camryn Monroe.
Kindergartners in Morgan Haupt’s Class at Frances K. Sweet Magnet School related to the Little Red Hen’s lesson about working together in order to enjoy the final product. The students helped their teacher make cupcakes and then they were able to frost them and eat them as a reward for their efforts. Pictured from left to right is Sera Selph, Sutton Paul, and Saige Demontegnac.
Frances K. Sweet kindergartners recently celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Students in Melanie Francisco’s class loved having Frankie Lott read “Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now?” Mr. Lott is the president of the Kiwanis group who sends guest readers to Frances K. Sweet every year. The students enjoyed activity packets and goody bags.
Students think reading centers in Michelle O’Keefe’s kindergarten class at F. K. Sweet Elementary are fun! Pictured are Omar Andrade, left, and Marquis Furline enjoying independent reading with reading phones and their scary pointer fingers.
Kindergartners at F. K. Sweet Elementary School recently took a field trip to see the Nutcracker Ballet at the Sunrise Theater in downtown Fort Pierce. The Sunrise Theater offered a free field trip for students in St. Lucie County schools. Pictured, from left, are Jeremiah Hill, Skye Graham, Kiera Coburn, and Tylarith Limear from Melanie Francisco’s class were on the edge of their seats waiting for the curtain to open. What an exciting opportunity to get dressed up and go to the theater!
Students in Melanie Francisco and Michelle O’Keefe’s kindergarten classes at F. K. Sweet Elementary recently enjoyed throwing a Florida snowball. After studying a unit on snow and winter, the students went outside and engaged in a snowball fight using white yarn pom poms.
Students in Melanie Francisco’s kndergarten class at F. K. Sweet Elementary School loved exploring apples using all five of their senses. Students observed and recorded how the apples looked, felt, smelled, sounded, and tasted. They graphed their favorite apple and wrapped up the unit by making applesauce. Pictured, Elliot Garder turns the crank as Santino Stevens and others look on in anticipation as to what will happen to the apple.
Kindergartners in Melanie Francisco’s class at F. K. Sweet Elementary School have been anyalyzing two and three-dimensional shapes to name parts and describe their attributes. Pictured, from left, are Elliott Gardner, La Teya Weathers, Quiana Lundy, and Dennis Scott found shapes as the class created a classifying map.