Elementary entries advance to regional science fair

SES teachers are back from a very successful teachers’ convention in Edmonton on March 6 and 7.

Jaxon Walstrom shows off his leprechaun trap at SES.

Jaxon Walstrom shows off his leprechaun trap at SES.

By Bonnie Lynn

Stettler Elementary School

SES teachers are back from a very successful teachers’ convention in Edmonton on March 6 and 7. Some of the Grade 1 teachers learned a new writing technique using story mats, and their classes have been busy writing and illustrating amazing stories about leprechauns.

Congratulations to all Grade 5 students that created science fair projects and presented them to the public on Feb. 28.

There were many interesting and informative investigations completed. Nine high-quality projects have now been chosen to represent SES at the Central Alberta Regional Science Fair on April 11 and 12 at the Bower Mall in Red Deer.

Those qualifying entries are (in no particular order):

Faith Shuckburgh — “5 Seconds to a Stomachache”

Nicholas Deaver — “Sports Drinks – Are They Worth It?”

Emma Werbowesky/Elisa Collard — “Who Wants Popcorn?”

Chloe Strohschein/Jaden Norman — “H2O Effects”

Hannah Moon/Cassidy UnKauf — “Tsunamis”

Jenna Vowles/Hayley Ripley —“Brawny Bridges”

Kyla Johnston/Carly Jones —“Melting Ice!”

Katie Satre/Rylee Frank — “Cool Mint”

Shay Anderson/Reece Kranzler — “Machines vs. Sports”.

Grade 3 classrooms are participating in Scholastic Book Club’s “Classrooms Care” project.

Each SES grade three classroom will try to read 100 books between now and the end of May. For every classroom that meets the challenge, Scholastic will donate 100 books to disadvantaged children across the country.

Happy reading, Grade 3 students.

Kindergarten classes brought in leprechaun traps that they made at home with their parents. Their designs were successful as they attracted leprechauns who sprung the traps and then disappeared. A photo with a leprechaun stuck in the trap was left behind, as well as a treat. Sneaky little guys!

Just a reminder that report cards came home Monday and parent-teacher interviews (if requested by either the teacher or the parent) will be on Thursday, March 20.

Spring break will be during the week of March 24-28.

Enjoy the time with your family and friends, and we will see everyone back at school on Monday, March 31.