Kalifornsky Beach Elementary

Posted: Wednesday, May 19, 2004

The sixth-graders have been involved in a study of marine biology and beach ecology. Next week, each sixth-grade class will visit the Center for Coastal Studies at Peterson Bay for an overnight learning extravaganza.

The school community has earned enough reading bricks to complete the school house and playground. Outstanding readers this quarter were Valerie Flake, parent; Sarah Rife, intermediate student; Angelica Nolden, primary student; and Mrs. Hayward, staff member.

Field day for students in kindergarten through second grade will be May 26.

There will be a family and staff barbecue at 5:30 p.m. May 27.

Mrs. Tobin's class visited Homer and Seldovia. The weather was perfect, the tidepooling incredible and the hosts, amazing. Thanks to the staff of Susan B. English School, Captain Jack and his crew of Rainbow Tours, Shannon and the other folks at The Pratt Museum and Melonie of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.

First-graders have been reading stories about their theme, "keep trying." The students have been learning how to persevere if they want to accomplish something. Parents are reminded to keep working on the at-home projects, which are due Friday.

First-graders also did an Eric Carle author study this week and the centers focused on making caterpillars, playing Cootie, making butterfly treats and measuring. The caterpillars are hanging in the hall by the classroom. In math, first-graders counted dimes, nickels and pennies; identified fractional parts; and measured and drew line segments to the nearest centimeter.

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