Summer vacation is here and we know students can’t wait to jump in the pool, take a trip, or spend quality time with family and friends closer to home. But what if students could also travel the world and continue learning all summer long?
With the Worldwide Summer Adventure – a free program from Discovery Education – your child can virtually visit museums, tour monuments, meet inventors, explore national parks, swim with sharks, and do much more right from your home, the library, or anywhere there is access to the internet. To start exploring, go to:
Each week Discovery Education will add new experiences and activities.
To make the most of the adventure, students will need their DiscoveryEducation.com username and password.
(Please email Mrs. Stasny at email@example.com if your student has trouble logging in.)
Students can also choose their own summer adventure with Discovery Education. With tens of thousands of videos, games, images, songs, and more, the Discovery Education online media library is a safe destination for exploration and learning all summer and school-year long.
We can’t wait to hear what the answer will be in the fall when we ask: What did you do this summer? Fill out the “official” passport and turn it into your science teacher in August for a chance to win an extra special Science Prize (and earn some extra credit, too.)
Happy Thanksgiving RMA Families. We did not have time to share this with our students but we know many of you would like to get a head start on shopping and/or crafting for this friendly competition….
RMA First Annual Ugly sweater competition. Students can enter the ugly sweater competition by either bringing in an unwrapped toy or a $2.00 donation which will be donated to Toys for Tots.
Donations will be turned into Science classes – to Mrs. Bekka Stasny and Mrs. Shelbi Ericsson by December 13. Students will be given a sticker which will allow them to participate in the “Ugliest” iLead competition on Dec. 15 -RMA Staff and Students will vote on the iLead class with the “ugliest” participation. Students who have made a donation to Toys for Tots will also be allowed to wear school appropriate blue jeans, Santa hats, antlers etc. –School uniform shirts must be worn under their ugly sweaters. The iLead who is determined to be the “ugliest” will earn a party, classroom trophy and bragging rights.
Please send questions to Bekka Stasny via Facebook or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred the gummy worm has been spending his time boating. He never learned to swim and he never wears his life preserver. Fred’s boat capsized and he is stuck. His life preserver is caught under the boat and he cannot reach it without falling into the water and drowning. Can you help save Fred without touching Fred, his life preserver, or his boat?
Celebrating International Dot Day – September 19th.
(We were out of school on Sept.15 due to Hurricane Irma) Dot Day was a great way to return to school after 6 days off…Students definitely made their MARK! Wait til you see the final project….STAY TUNED.
Check out our Lesson Introduction Dot Day Poweroint —-> DOT DAY 2017
“With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark — and follow where it takes us.
Her teacher smiled. “Just make a mark and see where it takes you.” Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can’t draw; she’s no artist. To prove her point, Vashti jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. “There!” she says. That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti’s journey of surprise and self-discovery. That special moment is the core of Peter H. Reynolds’s delicate fable about the creative spirit in all of us”
We tie in Science by having students learn about paper chromotography and then see what happens when they make their mark on a filter with markers. See how my students made their mark.