Karner Blue


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.

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

The Upper Elementary students have a butterfly garden.  To encourage Monarch butterflies to come to come to the garden, we are growing milkweed.  The UE Environmental Club has planted three different types:  swamp, common, and butterfly milkweed. In six weeks or so we will be transplanting our seedlings to the garden and other places around the WSM campus.

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Environmental Club 2

Environmental Club 1

Today, the 4th-level students of Karner Blue began the external exploration of the frog.  They examined physical characteristics and made connections with videos of frogs in motion.  While the students were quite excited to explore the external side of the frog today, they are filled with even greater anticipation for the internal examination of the frog tomorrow!

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This week, West Side celebrated Red Ribbon Week.  The week featured a different theme each day celebrating being drug, alcohol, and tobacco free while raising awareness of these problems as well.  Today’s theme was Crazy Hair Day as students came to school decked out in wacky hair styles.  The results: a whole lot of fun!

Red Hair