St. Mary's students conclude science chapters

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
St. Mary's first and second grade students in Pierce City participated in a special project in conclusion of the science chapters on pond habitats. The campers are pictured above taking a break to make s'mores around the campfire. [Photo submitted]

On April 12, the first and second grade classes of St. Mary's in Pierce City had a special project in conclusion of their Science chapters on "Pond Habitats."

The students made various creatures that live in and around ponds, describing each one and the related habitat.

The students demonstrated their understanding by placing their creatures in the appropriate places at their pond. They also wrote some camp rules and recipes for making baked beans over a campfire.

After the children had written down their word choices, their teacher, Sally Heidlage, read the sentences to them. They had a lot of laughs as the teacher read their rules and recipes inserting their word choices.

In the afternoon, each student had to write how they would take care of a pet worm and were given a pudding "dirt" cup which contained a "gummy worm" for a pet.

The rest of the day was spent making up stories around the campfire, singing, making s'mores, and reading in their tent.