Spelling Bingo

Ms. Dale’s second grade class at Mariposa practices spelling skills by playing a game  of Bunny Bingo.  The game encourages students to memorize their new vocabulary words in a fun and innovated way. Students use bunnies and ducks on a game board instead of chips while a student calls the words for the student players. …


After School Tutoring Program

Fourth grade students in the After School Tutoring Program are enthralled making paper mache characters or scenes from books they have read.  The project is to connect reading, writing, and art.  Students are learning characterization, setting, plot and finding facts from text.  Not only are they learning but having a ball constructing their projects

Kindergarten Learns About Dental Hygiene

The kindergarten students at Mariposa Elementary enjoyed a hands on presentation about how to care for their teeth. They were shown the importance of flossing and the correct way to floss. They discussed foods that made their teeth happy and foods that made their teeth sad. They also were shown how to brush their teeth…


Mariposa Receives Grant Money

Ms. McCartney, music teacher at Mariposa, received a $5,000 grant from Lowe’s Toolbox for Education. This grant will be used to create an outdoor amphitheater to be used by teachers and parents toenjoy student generated performances of all kinds. The staff, PTO and chorus members will collaborate in the design and building of the amphitheater.…


Hobe Sound Nature Center Presentation

Mariposa fourth grade students were entralled with a Hobe Sound Nature Center presentation about raptors, also known as birds of prey.  The Center brought in a rescued owl and hawk.  After learning about these amazing creatures, students role-played being scientists.  They needed to find out what owls had eaten from an owl pellet.  They broke…