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Trout Observation/Dissection Day

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Our students did a great job today during our trout observation and dissection today. A big thanks to DoLoresKoepke,  Bill Koepke, and Dense Mapes for making the necessary arrangements and connelab ctions with the Pacfic Northwest Sportsmans Show in Portland this past weekend so that our students would have this opportunity.


Upcoming Trout Observation and Dissection Lab

rainbow troutOn Monday, February 9th our 4th and 5th grade students will be participating in our biannual observation and dissection of rainbow trout as part of our Trout/River Ecosystem Unit. Since this activity will be a bit messy, we are requesting that all students wear appropriate clothing. If you would prefer to not have your child take part in this activity, we will assign an alternate related activity that will count for full credit. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you.

Trout Observation and Dissection

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We kicked off our salmon science unit with a bang! Yesterday afternoon our students participated in a true hands-on experience by observing and dissecting rainbow trout. Students learned about the features and functions of the eternal and intermal parts of the fish. The fish were provided courtesy of Mrs. Mapes and her neighbor Bill Koepke. Mr. Keopke obtained the fish from the Sportsman’s Expo in Portland this past week. Big thatks to Mrs. Mapes and Bill!  We will be studying the species, anatomy, salmon life cycle, and habitat over the next few weeks. Look for posts about our classroom fish hatching project coming very soon.