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Grades K – 2 were very excited to participate in a live webcast from Tundra Connections called Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear in Churchill, Canada. We saw a live polar bear in its natural habitat, talked with scientists, and competed in a quiz with other schools. We were excited when Barnard Academy answered quiz questions the fastest and our name was mentioned. We had the opportunity to chat live with the scientists and have our questions answered quickly. The scientist showed us a polar bear skull, claws, teeth, and a paw model.
Children in grades one through six explored the sculptures at SculptureFest on the King Farm in Woodstock, Vermont.
Fifth and Sixth grade students walked to our local Silver Lake wetland hunting for microorganisms.
Students in grades one through six visited the Montshire Museum to meet Sue, the TR
October 9, 2014
Thank you BEES for all the hard work you put in to provide a Fall Foliage breakfast that was enjoyed by many!
Science NECAP Scores
Last spring, fourth graders throughout the State of Vermont took the science assessment through the New England Common Assessment Program. This science assessment, taken every spring by fourth graders assesses the students’ content knowledge in the areas of physical science, earth and space science, and life science.
Recently we received the test results back from the state. The test scores revealed that 87% of 4th graders at Barnard Academy achieved a score of proficiency. By reviewing the test scores each year and looking at an average of scores over several years, we are able to determine curricular and instructional needs in our science program.
The Next Generation Science Standards are out and have been published and we are beginning to study what those mean for our future science curriculum as well.
If your child is interested in being a part of the karate program, please send in your karate forms. October 15 is the start-up date.
This Friday, October 10, the spelling team members go to the WUMS/WUHS library and compete against other district elementary schools to see who will represent the WCSU school district at the Regional Competition. The team members, Max Hambsch (5th), Colby Hancock (6th), Megan LaCroix (6th), Louis Mills (6th), Ellen Smith (6th), Aaron Wilson (6th), and Zoe Wood (5th) have been studying hard to master their spelling lists.
We thank Priscilla Britton, a Barnard resident who lives across the street, who has generously come daily to help coach the team. Everyone is invited to come watch the competition and cheer on the team. The WUMS/WUHS is providing lunch for all the competitors.
Allergy Informational Meeting for grade 3-6 parents
As you know, Tammy Gerdes has been very helpful in educating all of us about the severe peanut and raw egg allergy that is a life threatening allergy and present in our school with one of our young school family members. On October 16, from 5-6 o’clock, we are hosting our 3rd educational meeting where you can learn and have your questions answered about this allergy.
If you missed the opportunity to come to the other two information meetings, please come. You don’t need to be a parent of grade 3-6 students.
See you at school,
Mrs. Anne Koop