Friday, October 6, 2017


This week we put together ecocolumns, and we will spend the next few weeks or maybe even months observing and studying them depending on how well we have set up our ecosystems. Below is a video of all of our hard work this week.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Schoolyard Habitat

This year is a very special year, in that it is our very last year at East Elementary. All of the trees students have chosen for their "Adopt a Tree" project are in our Schoolyard Habitat that was established over seventeen years ago by students just like them! The goal, in the year 2000, was to take a grassy place in the schoolyard and create a place that animals might make their home and students might interact with nature in a small man-made created woodland. As you view the pictures below, I am sure you can see we succeeded. This happened with the help of thousands of students over almost two decades, and although I will miss our school, I know I will miss our habitat most.

Be sure to compare the pictures from the establishment of the habitat to the current pictures, so you can see how far this small piece of land has come.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Class Primary

Today we had our primary. Some of the boys ran for the boy party, and some of the girls ran for the girl party. Speeches were given, promises were made, and maybe a few bribes were handed out. Below are some pictures and campaigning from the day.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Pymatuning Lab of Ecology

Wednesday, this week, we went on a science adventure all day to Pymatuning Lake. The weather was a beautiful, sunny 85 degrees, and a wonderful learning experience was had by all. Watch the video below to see what the students learn on this awesome field trip.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Adopt a Tree

Students have all chosen a tree to adopt from the schoolyard habitat. They will do a variety of activities with their tree throughout the year from researching the kind of tree it is, determining whether it is indigenous to Pennsylvania, learning what kind of animals may benefit (or not benefit) from their tree to just enjoying their tree and learning about the wonders and kindness of nature.

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