October STEM News

  • September was a colorful month for kindergarten.  They studied 5 colors: green, yellow, orange, blue, and red. If a staff member wore that particular color during that week, the kindergartners would sing the color song!  As a STEM activity 3rd grade and Kindergartners paired-up and went outside for a Color Photo Scavenger Hunt.  Each K student found an object of each of the 5 colors and took a photo.  They shared their color photos with their teacher and each other. 


  • 4th grade students took a slide show tour of the moose in Rocky Mountain National Park.  The moose have changed the habitat as they are not a native species of Colorado.  Student teams took on a design challenge to help the wild willow tress continue to grow and prosper in the park. They also wrote essays about the many possible ways to help restore the balance of nature with the moose in Rocky Mountain National Park.  All 4th grade classes will participate in this design challenge throughout October.


  • One 1st grade reading group from the 3 classes come together for reading with Mrs. Parkinson and me.  These readers start out by reading a book of their choice followed by skill lessons from the Henry and Mudge collection.  They are a delight to work with and they really love to read.


  • Conferences: I will be at Fall River for conferences on Thursday, October 3rd for the entire time and on October 9 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. My office is just beside the back doors of the library across from the 2nd & 3rd grade pods area.  I have a big, colorful fish mural on the wall.  Please stop by if you have time between your conferences.


Phyllis Ashe