The middle school girls recently ended their volleyball season. Their last game was Monday, October 15 and the annual team vs. staff game was Wednesday at the end of the day. The girls worked hard all season. Next up, the boys begin their basketball season today.
Is it Magic?
Is it magic? No its magnetism! 2nd graders have been working with magnets for the past couple weeks. We wrapped up our unit by taking everything we have learned about magnets and turned it into a magic show for 1st graders! A lot of things with magnets can look like magic but 2nd graders were able to explain exactly why certain things happen to the 1st graders.
Nice Genes, 4th Grade!
Fourth grade has been learning about genes and heredity in science. Recently, they did an experiment with dominant and recessive genes to see how many different looking Reebop offspring they could get.
Learning about Habitat
The 3rd grade class just finished up their animals/habitat unit. Here are some examples of student work. They turned out to be wonderful. Can't wait to see what the next unit brings.
The fifth through eighth grade students went on a field trip to Racine. We started our morning meeting a fisheries biologist from the Wisconsin DNR at the Root River Steelhead Facility. The biologist showed us how they artificially propagate Great Lakes Steelhead and Salmon at the Facility. From there we went to Zoo Beach to meet an environmental ecologist. The ecologist showed us how they restored the beach and how they monitor the water quality and keep it safe for us to swim. We even got to bring our E. coli test back to school to look at the results the next day!
Apple Barn Fun
Each year, young students at Traver enjoy a field trip to the Apple Barn. Before the trip, we learn about how seeds make new plants. Plants grow flowers, which turn into fruit. Some fruit is good to eat like...apples! At the Apple Barn we get to pick apples from the trees and choose a pumpkin from the field. It's a great day full of learning, tasting and fun!
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