Literacy Week

Posted on Feb 12, 2016

PictureabcLiteracy Week was a success! School wide students participated in daily D.E.A.R time- Drop Everything And Read. Students got cozy with a good book! Pictured are Cameron Wright, Josue Ajucum, and Abigail Santiago. We also had first grade teddy bear picnics, a great vocabulary parade in third grade, Going Bananas for reading, participation in a book exchange, and in fourth grade, guest readers visited Mariposa. Mrs. Delancy’s 3rd grade class also met up with Mrs. Smith’s 2nd graders to read books and create bookmarks for literacy week! Students in those classes communicate with each other regularly through pen pal letters and activities each month. “Having older students to mentor my 2nd graders is wonderful! My students are more motivated to check their work and make sure it includes adjectives and details! We are so thankful for Mrs. Delancy and her amazing class!” said Mrs. Michelle Smith, 2nd grade teacher.

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Odyssey of the Mind

Posted on Feb 1, 2016

Picture1Mariposa Elementary has formed a Division I Odyssey team for the 2016 Regional competition.
Our team is compromised of: third grader, Justin Horton; fourth graders, Samantha Gardner, James Philips, Sydnee Rubenstein, Janellie Alvarez; fifth grader, Alexandra Smith. Coaches, Mrs. Jennifer Scipioni and Mrs. Patricia Gomes.
Odyssey is a creative problem solving team where students work together to solve problems. Some problems are spontaneous and solved within minutes on the day of competition. They also have a long term problem. This long term problem takes months of preparation. The team must create their own play with costumes, props and setting without adult assistance. As if that isn’t hard enough, there are restrictions and requirements that they must include in the play. This year the problem the team decided to complete is titled Fins, Furs, Feathers and Friends. They are creating a comedic play about animals who have to solve 3 different problems. Keep an eye out for the debut of our play in front of Mariposa students and staff at the end of February. It will be our final preparation for our competition in Boca Raton on Saturday, February 27th against other schools in our region. If the team wins, they will go to University of Central Florida in April, to compete against the entire state. Wish them luck!

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The Dice are Rolling in First Grade

Posted on Dec 8, 2015

IMG_6034-2At Mariposa Elementary, Mrs. Linda Auciello’s first grade class used dice to practice adding three addends together. Xavier Maneau is working hard on the engaging lesson to help him build his fact fluency.

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Pen Pals Make Great Mentors at Mariposa Elementary

Posted on Nov 25, 2015

penpals11Mrs. Michelle Smith’s 2nd grade class teamed up with Mrs. Theresa Delancy’s 3rd grade class for writing!  Every 2nd grader has a 3rd grade pen pal who acts as a writing mentor.  After reading the story The Plump and Perky Turkey, students were asked to imagine that they were a turkey! Together with their pen pal, students had to come up with reasons as to why the turkey should not be eaten on Thanksgiving! Tahlia Sugrim and Abigail Santiago are showing their hard work. The students had a blast! Afterwards, they celebrated by creating their own Thanksgiving turkey cookie!

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Parent Academy Workshops in Spanish

Posted on Nov 13, 2015

Redirigiendo La Conducta Infantil

There will be two Redirecting Children’s Behavior workshops in Spanish. One group will begin on Tuesday Nov 17th and the other on Thursday Nov 19th at Juan Diego Catholic Ministry in Fort Pierce. These groups will be meet for 5 weeks. Please call Teresa Lezama at 772-461-2233 to register.

Tendremos dos clases de Redirigiendo La Conducta Infantil empezando el 17 de Noviembre y tambien el 19 de Noviembre en el Centro Pastoral San Juan Diego. El curso completo ocurrirá por cinco semanas. Llame a Teresa Lezama al 772-461-2233 pare registrar.

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States of Matter in Kindergarten

Posted on Nov 12, 2015

IMG_4783 Mrs. Wolff’s Kindergarten Class is learning about the states of matter. Prince Boatswain and Olivia Thrasher were excited to see a cool transformation. The students measured, felt, smelled, observed and discussed the white grainy solid that was placed on their plates. They discussed how it could change shape. Then water was added to their teaspoon amount of grainy powder and “POOF” the powder transformed 100% in size forming snow. They not only discussed how and why this transformation took place but also how it cooled in temperature as well. The class was delighted to make snowballs in Florida.

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