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Monarch

Kristin McEachern and Fran Pancoast

Kristin McEachern and Fran Pancoast

Monarch Room is an Upper Elementary classroom for levels 4-6 on the Toledo Campus. Kristin McEachern and Fran Pancoast are the classroom’s co-teachers.

Fifth Level are studying plant classification.  Today they went out and sketched four phylum of plants that were found on our trails; Bryophyta, Sphenophyta, Coniferophyta, and Filicinophyta.  Next, they will be researching facts on each of the phylum they sketched.

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Members of the Monarch Classroom  planted tomatoes, radishes, peas, and carrots in our raised beds.  The radishes, we hope, will be ready to enjoy by the end of the school year. The other veggies should be ready to harvest in late August of the next school year.   We still need to plant brussels sprouts and Swiss chard.  In our herb garden, we are replanting basil and cilantro.

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Today we celebrated Right to Read Week by dressing like our favorite book character.

From left to right-Sennae, Pippi Longstockings, Hermoine, Hazel Grace, and Hazel Grace

From left to right-Sennae, Pippi Longstockings, Hermoine, Hazel Grace, and Hazel Grace

From left to right,  Ezmia, Ash Ketchum,Tinkerbell, Theodore Boone, Cat in the Hat, and Madeline Hatter

From left to right, Ezmia, Ash Ketchum,Tinkerbell, Theodore Boone, Cat in the Hat, and Madeline Hatter

As part of our Right to Read week,  students participated in Author’s Chair.  This is an opportunity for students to share their own original writing with their classmates.DSCN0761DSCN0759DSCN0752DSCN0764DSCN0750DSCN0753DSCN0756

The weather is finally cooperating and the garden helpers in the Monarch Room were able to start planting the Butterfly Garden. First we had to prepare the soil by pulling weeds and raking it up.  In anticipation of the growing season, the Environmental Club cold stratified and then planted milkweed seeds and we now have quite a crop of milkweed that we will be planting in the garden to attract our namesake.  We  planted an assortment of wildflowers and other flowers that specifically attract Monarchs. Next week, weather permitting,  we will be planting vegetables.

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