Engineering at BRES
Debby Jones' 3rd grade students are undertaking an engineering unit in biomedical engineering. Here they are designing knee braces to support injured athletes.
Egg Drop Challenge Edgecomb
SECOND GRADERS AND THEIR EGG DROP
Mrs. Garey and her second graders have been learning about the extraordinary strength of an egg; it all began with the reading of the book “An Egg is Quiet” by Dianna Aston and Sylvia Long. In spite of the thinness of an egg shell, it is similar in shape to a 3-dimensional arch - one of the strongest architectural forms.
On Friday, many of the second graders put their eggs to the test. Students had designed and constructed their own packages containing a raw egg, using materials like feathers, bubble wrap, newspaper, cottonballs and cloth; some even had a parachute! Everyone watched anxiously as Jeff dropped each container from the roof of the school. Eighty percent of the eggs survived the drop. Below are pictures of some students determining the results of their carefully-crafted devices meant to protect the egg.
Other “eggs-periments” to follow this week will include egg-in-the-bottle, is it raw or is it hard- boiled?, and removing the shells from a raw egg without cracking it activities.
This class highly recommends reading the book “An Egg is Quiet” and then coming up with your own fun “eggs-periments.”
Georgetown Reading Program
Ms.Denbow, pre-k teacher, reads to the third grade and her pre-k class. She read the chickadee award winners "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" and "Infinity and Me". Each grade is read the same stories and then they vote on their favorite chickadee award winning book after all the books have been read.
Wildcat Roar BRES
The BRES 5/6 News Club has published their second issue of the Wildcat Roar.
You may download a copy here.
Edgecomb Eddy Grade 1 Variety Show
Grade 1 recently had a variety show.
Here is Elisabeth showing off her musical skills.
Edgecomb Eddy Geography Bee
Congratulations to the winner of our second-annual Geography Bee, Ava Carmolli of grade 5. Coming in a close second is Thatcher Steele-Maley, also a fifth grader. The bee was held for all fourth- sixth graders, and we were pleased to see how they handled some very challenging questions! Congratulations go out to all the participants!
PSA Winners from Boothbay
Congratulations to the Youth PSA Contest Winners!
Today is the 19th Annual Kick Butts Day and MYAN is celebrating by announcing the winners of our anti-tobacco PSA contest! Share these PSAs with the youth and adults in your community.
The three themes of the contest were:
1.Why I Don’t Smoke: 82% of teens in Maine do not smoke. There are many reasons why you may choose not to smoke. Tell us why you don’t!
2.The Power of ME: Maine kids have power. Show big tobacco that youth are making a real change in this state, from policy to education.
3.The Other Effects: Many people know that smoking kills and it doesn’t stop them from doing it. But what else does smoking do to change your quality of life? Help smokers look at the problem from a different angle and reach people who haven’t heard the message yet.
Winner: Boothbay Region Student Health Advisory Board
Their PSA is a dynamic presentation fitting into the third category: The Other Effects. Their video combines attention-grabbing facts and information with moving stories about the effect tobacco has had on their lives and their families. Click link below to watch!
Georgetown Students Skype with Authors
Second and third grade students also celebrated World Read Aloud Day by Skyping with authors. Second graders enjoyed listening to Baby Penguins Everywhere! and Baby Penguins Love their Mama by Melissa Guion. Monica Carnesi read her story Little Dog Lost: the true story of a brave dog named Baltic to the third graders. We loved meeting the authors and illustrator and hearing all about their life as a writer!
BRHS GAPP Program
And Now the Big Atlantic is Between Them Once Again
A Tearful Goodbye: The American Exchange Students were Guests for Two Weeks at the Deilich High School.
by Holger Schlegel
Bad Harzburg. A visit occurred during the last two weeks at the High School on the Deilich. Nineteen boys and girls of the Boothbay Harbor Region High School from the Federal State of Maine were guests of their Bad Harzburger Friends, who have known each other since the year prior, when the Harzer students had crossed the big pond on a journey of their own.
The fourteen to eighteen-year-olds lived obviously in guest families. They became acquainted with the ways of German school life, visited Braunschweig, Wolfsburg, Goslar and Wernigerode and some were even invited, thanks to the good will of their host parents, to travel to Hamburg and even into the Ruhr Region.
The nearly forty-person group was led on the German side by Katrin Klaus and Tanja Heldt and on the American side by Taras Schkrioba. The end of the week meant farewell, the Americans had to leave and the tears began to flow. The Exchange was not totally over with the heart warming farewell at the Bad Harzburg train station. One student forgot his iPad in the car of his host family. Short of hand, the family drove speedily after the train and met up with the student at a stop in Braunschweig on the way to Berlin. Now that is true friendship.
The contact between the two schools has now stood for over twenty years. The next exchange is planned for 2016 and a German group will fly to America, the year after the Americans will visit the Harz once again.
BRES Math Night