5th Grade students at Mariposa Elementary observed the life cycle of a butterfly during their Science unit on living organisms. They learned about plant and animal adaptations, including complete and incomplete metamorphosis. The students finished off this unit by releasing the butterflies into their natural environment. Fifth Grade teacher, Mrs. Zoie Griffiths is releasing a butterfly as Travis Nimal looks on.
After discussing mysterious movers all week, and learning wind, water, and planets are mysterious movers; the students in our Mrs. Claudia Bonilla’s VPK classroom learned about the solar system and how the planets are constantly moving. They learned the correct term to describe that movement, orbit. They then discussed what planets were closer to the sun, and they all held a planet, moon, or star and began to orbit. The use of technology, images, and songs were implemented as well. Students pictured: Brayden Myers, Arianna Jesse, Madilynn Bonocchi, and Shantel Perch.
Mariposa First Graders had an awesome ” in school field trip!” They learned about the rainforest and the many plants and animals that live there. The students even learned about all the foods and products they use at home that originate in the rainforest. If you’d ask our students their favorite part, their answers would vary. Some would say they loved using the animal puppets, others enjoyed hearing the story of The Great Kapok Tree, while adding their animal to the Velcro rainforest, but most students would say they loved touching the real rainforest snake. Damarion Gibbs and Allison Carpina are enjoying their animal puppets. Thanks to Tracy Boothby from Hobe Sound Nature Center for a wonderful hour of learning!
A team of 7 creative minds from Mariposa Elementary came together to save creativity through problem solving. Mariposa’s Odyssey of the Mind team went to a regional competition in Riviera Beach, where they won 2nd place! The team members that participated were 5th graders Janellie Alvarez, Sydnee Rubenstein, James Philips, and Samantha Gardner; 4th graders Justin Horton and Mason Mumford; 3rd grader Taylor Wildes. This is the 2nd year in a row that the Mariposa team was able to earn a medal at the regional competition. Their coach, Mrs. Scipioni is extremely proud of them. She is sad that her 5th graders will not be returning for another year on her team. However she is excited about forming a new team for next years’ problem!
Florida’s 2016-17 ESE Parent Survey
Make Your Voice Heard!
All Parents of Students with an IEP (PK-22)
February 1st thru May 31st , 2017
On Friday, March 10, 2017
PBIS will hold a grade group event
for 20 Butterfly Bucks.
Contact your child’s teacher for more information.