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Karner Blue

Andrew

Andrew Sautter

Jenny Kettler

Jenny Kettler

Karner Blue Room is an Upper Elementary classroom for levels 4-6 on the Toledo Campus. Jenny Kettler and Andrew Sautter are the classroom’s co-teachers.

On Friday, May 9, the Advanced Speech and Drama class from Notre Dame Academy joined the Upper Elementary classes. The ladies performed their versions of Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz, and King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub. The best part was that the plays were written to include audience participation!Notre Dame Play May 9, 2014 035

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Karner Blue was on the road once again! This time, we traveled to the Museum of Natural History in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, May 6. While there, fourth level students attended a planetarium show called “Origins of Life” and explored the history of the Earth through the museum’s different exhibits. Fifth level students also attended a planetarium show, “Stars of the Pharoahs,” and added to their knowledge of rocks and minerals by going through the geology display. On the return trip, a stop at McDonald’s for lunch was a new practical life experience for our group.

Our guide Tess explained the fossilization process.

Our guide Tess explained the fossilization process.

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On Friday, May 2, Karner Blue children shared their classroom with their grandparents and special friends. Some of the highlights included playing Hunters and Gatherers, the Karner Blue “photo booth,” and trying different math games. Most of all, this day is just a lot of fun! No wonder it is a much anticipated day!

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Now that the snow has melted and warmer weather is on its way, the students in Karner Blue have resumed going outside for Adopt A Tree. In the fall, each student chose a tree to observe. Each student also has a journal where they complete different activities related to their trees. The students appreciate this quiet time to be outside and enjoy our peaceful surroundings!

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penny-flower30002By Megan Vesoulis, 6th Level student

The Upper Elementary Environmental Club would like to invite the Lower Elementary and Middle School students and families to participate in our “Pennies for Conservation” drive. We will be raising money to give to the Black Swamp Conservancy to help keep the native animals and plants away from harm. Our drive will be taking place the week before and of Earth Day, from, April 14-25. We hope that everyone can participate!

Upper Elementary Environmental Club