Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Announcements 10-19-2016


Today is a Walking Wednesday
It is a great day to take advantage of the nice fall weather to walk or bike in to school

After School Programming
  • Creative Writing (library)
  • Drama (Music Rooms)
  • Tae Kwon Do (Small gym)
  • HW Club

St. Albans City School and Town School host a cross country running race at Hard'ack
Assemble at 2:45 PM.  Bus leaves school at 3:00 PM.  Race Time is 4:00 PM
Runners can be picked up at the most distant Hard'ack fields between 5-5:30pm.  There is NO bus back to school.

Weather for Today
Get outside and move around on this nice October Day.

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Incredible Picture from the UVM Drone Visit
Curious to see what the drone saw at our school on Tuesday, October 11? The link below will show you just that! Check out how UVM's spatial analysis lab drone's images compare to the images on Google Maps.

Please check it out and think about the following questions.
  • Are there things we have at our school now that we didn't have when Google took their pictures?
  • What about the quality of the images? Which one looks clearer?
  • Can you find all of our schools stewardship projects by zooming in? 
  • What happens if you zoom in too far? 
  • Stay tuned for more updates on this project!

News from Team DiscoveryOn Friday 10/14/2016, Discovery 4th-6th graders took a walking field trip to Hard'ack with a focus on team-building and the science of fall foliage!

Watch this very short video celebrating the Discovery Team Cheer and colorful leaves!   LINK

On Tuesday Students working with Mr. Hoben and Mr. Deslauriers Made Apple Cider

Dropped apples were collected from Shelburn Orchard
Tuesday Morning Students calculated how many gallons of cider will be needed to give all our students a 3 ounce taste.  17 gallons.
Students also learned about measurement in bushels.  They discovered by trial how many bushels it takes to produce a gallon of cider, roughly 1 bushel = 1 gallon.
Washing apples
Transporting Apples for pressing
Grinding apples into pulp
A full cylinder of apple pulp in a special porous bag
Folding the bag top closed
Placing the pressing plate in the cylinder
Applying downward pressure on the plate with a giant screw.
Juice pouring out and into a collection bucket. On Walking Wednesday we get to taste it.  

For snacks today we will have apples, clementines and carrots

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Students may take two fruit servings with each meal. They must take at least one.
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