Thursday, January 12, 2017
Yesterday we had our first week winter sports and a lot of people did ice skating, down hill snowboarding, down hill skiing, cross country skiing, and bowling. In sixth grade ten people do snowboarding downhill at Stratton, four people do ice skating at Keene Ice, one person skis at Grafton Ponds, and one person bowls in Springfield. We had a FUN time at Stratton, Keene Ice, Springfield Bowling, and Grafton Ponds.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
. The picture you see above is of the Kestrel.
While they where here they were teaching us a lot of stuff about the birds of prey like an Owl. Something that I learned was that an Owl can turn his head all the way up side down and they can do that because they have 14 vertebrae in their necks. Owls in the wild don't even live to see their first birthday, but in captivity they can live for about 30 years.
Monday, November 21, 2016
The terrarium is made out of a fish tank, moss, ferns, rocks and many more objects that you would find in the woods.
Monday, October 31, 2016
In the 6th grade we have been working on eco bottles. In the water part there are two guppies. In the dirt part there are 2 red wriggler worms. In the leafy part there is a cricket and grass seeds. How do the animals breath? Well, they can breath because of the plants.
This is a fun way to spend your summer. The guppies eat the snails waste and the snail eats the plants and algae. The worms eat the same as usual; dirt and decomposing matter. The cricket eats plants and even meat, on every continent except Antarctica. That is what is in the eco bottles.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
On October 4th the Athens-Grafton Elementary School 6th grade went apple picking at Hidden Orchard Farm. We picked 23 bags of apples! We picked these apples for an apple pie sale that will fund our trip to the Keewaydin Environmental Education Center. This Friday we are going to make apple pies for our sale that is on Sunday, October 9th, at the post office from 11:00-3:00. Please stop by to support us. Our sales will all be by donation. We are also raffling off a 300 year old quilt donated by Kathy Metelica. We would like to say thank you to Mr. Lisai and the Grape family for letting us come to the orchard and pick all those apples.