Kalifornsky Beach Elementary

Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2003

The kindergartners are making holiday decorations and collecting food for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. They will go to the food bank for a field trip Friday. On Dec. 18, they will go roller skating with their third-grade study buddies.

In Mrs. McBee's kindergarten class, the students are learning about fossils. They are making fossils and looking for their own. They will draw, graph and classify the fossils. They are learning that the study of fossils is called paleontology.

Mr. Daniels' class made a science project called balloon poppers. The object was to build a complex machine from simple machines (wedges, screws, pulleys, etc.) which would pop a balloon. There are prizes for creativity. Students also are looking forward to Alaska astronaut Bill Oefelein's visit today,

Nurse Tracey would like to extend a big thank you the the Lions Club for donating hats and mittens. She also thanks the Salamatoff Native Organization for its donations of coats and boots. Thanks to Jane Fellman for providing important information regarding winter safety for the primary grades.

Picture retakes have been sent home. There still are some preschoolers' pictures in the office. Class photos are not yet completed.

Remember to update the office if your address, phone number and-or family information changes.

First-grade classes are in need of half-gallon milk containers for a machine project. These need to be cartons, not plastic. If you have any please send them in after they are rinsed out. The will be starting a new unit on machines.

Mrs. McCrum is in need of about 20 decks of cards.

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