Over the last three weeks, first grade has been anxiously awaiting their sunflower seeds to sprout. Every few days, they took their magnifying glasses and observed their seeds for any signs of sprouting. Students discovered that some seeds sprouted faster than others. Once the sprouts grew into small seedlings, they were ready to plant! Instead of using new plant pots, students reused the bottom parts of plastic water bottles as pots. By reusing water bottles, first grade helped the planet by reducing the amount of gas and oil used in creating plastic bottles, and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, ground and water pollution and the volume of municipal waste. First grade is doing their part to be kind to Mother Earth!
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
We all live in a watershed with water pollution coming from many sources. Nonpoint sources contribute a great deal to the pollution in our water bodies. The sources of nonpoint pollutants are not readily and specifically identifiableThe combined effect of pollution from many small sources can have a real impact on the quality of our water resources.
Even though all competitions are done for this year for FLL , it does not mean we quit studying. We have already started to work for next year's FLL Challenge called "Nature's Fury Challenge".
We hope that everyone enjoyed our first "FSA Cultural Cafe" family event on Sunday evening. We had great participation, wonderful performances and delicious food from around the world. It was nice to have dinner in the main hallway with families, listening to student performances and to see the eagerness of students answering trivia questions. :) Our families also had a chance to meet with our new/returning music teacher, Mr. Reed during the event. A big THANK YOU goes to our wonderful Parent Volunteer Organization for this great event. Special thanks to Mrs.Muralidhar and Mrs. Pederson for setting up the event for us on Sunday.
Monday, February 25, 2013
This Club has been building Jigsaw puzzles, is been probe that Working on puzzles and solving them provides us with very many helpful benefits. First of all it makes us alert, increases our concentration, expand our creativity. On the other hand, looking at the images constantly helps us practice visualization, which is again good aid for any physical activity that succeeds mental activity. It also affects our physical health by lowering our breath rate, reducing heart rate and blood pressure too. For all these reasons, kids who are good at puzzles will find their ability to gather information, assess a situation, and find a quick solution to a problem greatly sharpened. This club is open to everyone!