The library hosted another great Skyping event yesterday with students taking a virtual field trip to Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Mrs.Hesseltine, Mr.Relation, and Mr.Coakley, who were visiting the park for the day, shared their experiences and gave the students a bird's eye view from the South Rim.
Students in Mrs. Culver's class recently received a rare treat when they took a virtual field trip to St.Pete's beach in St. Petersburg, Florida! Mr. Seymour set up the Skype session with his parents who are currently in Florida on vacation. The students learned about this aquatic biome through observing the sand, sea shells, trees, sea gulls, and dolphins. Thank you Mr. Seymour!
Malone Middle School is merging literacy and service into a fundraiser for Heifer International!Students will begin a school-wide Read to Feed Challenge February 2, 2015.
Students can read a variety of books that appeal to their personal interests: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc. Students obtain sponsors who agree to make a one-time donation in support of the students’ effort to read 6 hours over the course of the 6-week challenge, which ends April 13, 2015.
The purpose for this reading challenge is to promote literacy while helping others gain a better life. Students will learn about sustainable solutions that can improve a family or community forever. Students will also learn that their efforts have a positive impact, and how one small act of kindness and solidarity can start a chain reaction. A vital component of Heifer's program is that when a family or community receives a sustainable gift from the foundation, they then pass it on by sharing that gift and the education they received with others. In 70 years, Heifer International has helped 94.5 million people worldwide (including the U.S.) to build better lives for themselves and their communities
More information on Read to Feed: http://www.heifer.org/readtofeed/index.html#panel
More information on Heifer Foundation work: http://www.heifer.org/ending-hunger/the-heifer-way/mission-and-cornerstones.html
Browse the gifts we can give: http://www.heifer.org/gift-catalog/entire-catalog.html
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