A Note from the Principal...
It is hard to believe that next week begins the last month of school! We are finishing up our ILEARN testing this week and beginning our end of year testing for kindergarten, first, and second grade. We have several different activities such as awards and the end of year celebration coming up so be sure to watch the newsletter for more information.
Project Based Learning for LCSC Students
During the summer of 2020, Loogootee Community Schools had the opportunity to train all staff members in Project Based Learning. Project Based Learning is a method of teaching where students gain knowledge by working for an extensive amount of time on an authentic problem or challenge and develop a solution to the problem. Each grade level classroom has or will complete a project by the end of the school year. Each week, a PBL project will be highlighted so that you can see what our students are working on and creating!
1st Grade - Creating Safe Butterfly Habitats
Jolene, from Jolene’s Decorating, asked the first grade students to help her plant some flowers in front of her shop for spring. Due to covid restrictions, she sent in a video and pictures of her shop. We are currently raising butterflies and growing bean plants for our science life cycle unit. Our butterflies will need a safe habitat to live in when they are released into our community. We will combine these 2 projects together to help a local business with curb appeal while creating a safe habitat for our butterflies. Our goal is to increase the butterfly population in our community so we can enjoy these beautiful insects all summer long!
The first grade students have been studying life cycles in science. We planted bean seeds to watch the life cycle of a seed. A local business, TrueScripts, donated baby caterpillars to the first grade for our students to raise and release painted lady butterflies.
Students will also be creating seed bombs to take home and spread near their home. We want to increase the number of flowers that butterflies use for nectar in our community so we can enjoy butterflies all summer long!