Kalifornsky Beach Elementary

Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Sixth-graders will raft the Kenai River. After studying the Kenai River watershed, they will celebrate their learning with a final adventure that allows students to experience firsthand all the dynamics of this important resource.

Mrs. Furlong's class has been studying plants. Special thanks to Soldotna Chiropractic; their sunflowers were a great addition to the science and art study. Thanks to all the parents who made the field trip to Anchorage possible.

The fourth K-Beach Reading is Great in the Summer assembly was Friday. There were 114 readers, and for the first time more than 100 people kept track of their reading minutes. Students and teachers received book marks and books donated by Agrium and VFW Auxiliary and T-shirts donated by the Soldotna Rotary. Five people read more than 10,000 minutes: Joseph Rife, 10,424; Sahyne DeVito, 13,700; Mariah Luze, 14,580; Mrs. Peterson, 15,160; and queen for the year, Mrs. McBee at 17,330. The school total was 378,846 minutes read, up by 32,024 since last year. Each reader will receive a certificate.

Mr. Daniels' class is learning German. This year, they are starting off with an introduction to vocabulary. They are taking a field trip to the refuge to study wetlands, a natural resource in our area, and will go back to the refuge to become "bear aware" and learn how humans and bears can live in the same area without conflicts.

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