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The STEAM lab has been busy this week! Today, our trout eggs arrived from Seattle, Washington! With the help of Small Fry Trout To Go, we will be raising 2,600 trout from eggs to juvenile trout. The 5th grade "Small Fry Trout Patrol" will monitor our water quality and trout growth throughout the whole process. All classes will participate in learning opportunities and observe the trout weekly. Our 5th grade kicked off the trout program by learning how to use the displacement method to calculate the number of eggs we received! We look forward to many more new experiences in the weeks to come. If you and your family are interested volunteering on the weekends, please click on the sign up below.
Pre-K through 2nd grade students enjoyed their hands-on, inquiry based learning as they tried to escape STEAM island! Our teachers loved watching the students' imaginations and critical thinking "spark" throughout the process. It is so impressive to listen to a kindergartner categorize material as a conductor or an insulator! At Primary, students had the opportunity to interact with STEAM members of the community as AT&T volunteered with the STEAM team. We can't wait for more opportunities this year with the STEAM Truck team!
On Monday (which seems so long ago now!), students enjoyed the solar eclipse out on the playground. Hold on to your glasses! While they will not save for the next eclipse in 2024, we are looking into the possibility of joining a program with Astronomers without Borders that will collect glasses to distribute to other countries for future eclipses.
Thank you to everyone who came out for our IB/STEAM coffee talk. We enjoyed sharing all the wonderful academic programs at WTJ with you. If you could not make it, look for our recording on Mr. McBride's principal's corner! If you have any questions or wish to volunteer to enhance our STEAM program, please email Mrs. Dostie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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