Chapman School

Posted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Mrs. Nelson's first- and second-graders have completed the fish dissection, which included salmon, a northern pike and a shark. This scientific discovery has been a part of Nelson's fish unit for six years. Patricia Berkahn of the Soldotna office of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game facilitated the investigation.

Mrs. Wright and her exploratory students are rehearsing "Romeo and Juliet." The performance will be Dec. 10 at the school. Her seventh- and eighth-grade language arts students are conducting a study of "A Wrinkle in Time," one of the seventh- and eighth-grade Battle of the Books selections and a Newberry Medal winner.

Mrs. Demer's fourth- and fifth-grade students are gearing up for an outdoor science education trip to Peterson Bay. The class is holding its annual raffle and tickets are available for $1 each or six tickets for $5. Items to be raffled are a quilt, Norman Lowell print, pearl necklace and a full-day halibut charter.

Several teachers have finished phase two of the math solutions training, which will contribute to their research-based instructional strategies.

The staff has been involved in brain research training to stimulate student engagement and high-level cognition across the curriculum. The staff would like to thank Tustumena Elementary School, Carol VanDerWege and Mike Chase for hosting the in-service.

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