Sunday, June 10, 2018

Planting Our Eggplant!

On Wednesday our garden expert Mr. MacAuley came to help us plant our eggplant into our raised bed.  Mr. MacAuley taught us how many eggplant plants would fit in our raised beds, how to properly water them and how to care for them over the summer.  Below is a short video of photographs from our planting day with Mr. MacAuley. A huge thank you to Mr.MacAuley (and Claussen's) for their continued support of Porters Point School and our gardens, we truly couldn't do this project without business and people like you!

PBL in Room 6

PBL in Room 6 is off to a great start. Each student on the 2nd grade team spends two days with a 2nd grade teacher learning about a topic within our theme "Dig a Little Deeper".  When students spend two days in Room 6 their first day is spent with Recycle Rhondha from CSWD (Chittenden Solid Waste District).  Recycle Rhonda teaches students how to make plant food instead of trash gas.  Recycle Rhonda does this by teaching students about compost.  Students learn about the FBI agents found in compost the F stands for fungus, the B stands for bacteria and the I stands for invertebrates.  Students then get to dig through real compost to find these FBI agents!  A video of photographs from the first two compost sessions of 2nd Grade PBL are below.

On the 2nd day of the composting session students work with a partner to create a video to help all of Porters Points School learn how to compost breakfast!  Starting during the 2018-2019 students in every classroom at PPS will watch the video.  As a result of these 2nd graders hard work every classroom in the building will be composting breakfast -- WOW!  This is really powerful work our 2nd graders are doing to make the earth a healthier and greener place to live! 

Friday, June 1, 2018


On Wednesday Mr. MacAuley came in to help us with Project Based Learning.
Mr. MacAuley taught us about weeding our garden beds, turning over the soil
and fertilizing our gardens. Students also learned more about compost. We
saw what compost looks like when it breaks down and that additional items
are added to compost like bark and twigs. Below are photographs from our
day with Mr. MacAuley.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Biography Lapbooks

Students are working hard on their Biography Lapbooks.  Students have completed research on an Important American.  Some Important Americans we are researching are: Barack Obama, Amelia Earhart, Jackie Robinson and Harry Houdini. Below are photographs of students starting to assemble their Lapbooks. 

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