Investigating Wind Energy!

Our students are now shifting their STEAM learning to the study of energy, mainly through the use of our new Vernier mini-wind kits. The kits were purchased via a grant from the VWR foundation. The program integrates science content, practices, technology, math, and engineering in a very collaborative, hands-on, and engaging way. We will continue this project after winter break.

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Salmon Release

 

Last week we bid farewell to the chinook salmon we have been raising in our classrooms since late October. We had hoped to have our students participate in releasing all of our fish in Chehalem Creek where we conducted our outdoor school project. It was very muddy there from the previous week’s rains, so we changed our game plan a bit. Mrs. Willcuts and Mr. Evers released one-third of the fish in Chehalem Creek, and we had our students release the remaining two-thirds in the Willamette River at Roger’s Landing. As Ewing Young Park develops, we hope to have greater access to the creek during the winter months for projects, and perhaps our students can be a part of that process.

Earthquake Data

Ewing Young has a strong motion sensor for measuring seismic activity installed on the school property. Here is a screenshot of the data from the Mollala quake today. eQuake

4/5 Class Party

From Soozie McDonald. Hoping the link will work this time!- This is the sign up to help with the 4/5 Holiday Party.
https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showRSVPSignUp/60b0f48afaa28a1f85-holiday

Active Alevins!

Our salmon eggs are now very active alevins. Notice their large egg sacs attached to their undersides that provide nutrients until they can feed on their own in the wild. It will be fun to see their development after Thanksgiving break!

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5th Grade Math Escape Room Day

The Salmon are Hatching!

Ewing Young Outdoor Experience Day 2

The classes at our outdoor site were rich in learning and creativity today! Today’s menu was water testing, hydrology, macro invertebrates, and linoleum block printing. Through all the water studies our students engaged in, we learned a lot in regard to our question,  “is Chehalem Creek  a suitable release site for chinook salmon eggs, and would it support spawning chinook salmon.”

A huge thanks to Joel and Roxy Thomas for their amazing work in organizing such a great experience. Our instructors Clair, Dave, Froggy, and Pete were amazing, as well as the several Newberg High School Volunteers! Lastly, thank you parent chaperones for your help with classes and with our students in making smooth transitions throughout each day.

 

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Ewing Young Outdoor Experience Day 1

Aside from a few rain squalls, the weather cooperated for the most part. Our students engaged in some great learning about salmon anatomy, salmon survival, rotten log food webs, and riparian zones. Four new great learning stations tomorrow!

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Big Boo Carnival

Plan to bring your family to school in costume this Saturday, October 28th, from 4-7 pm for carnival games, fun and loads of prizes!

All proceeds from this event will go toward sending 4th and 5th graders to outdoor school.

Bring a spouse, grandparent, friend or older student to enjoy the fun and even run a game for an hour! There are more teachers planning to come and help than parents, so let’s change that equation!

Call or email Sheri and let her know you can help us make this happen!
We’re using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming SignUps. Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com:http://signup.com/go/BrVMBrG

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password onSignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Thank you all as always for your help!

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