Sunday, April 15, 2012

Southwick Zoo visits Lynn Woods

What a fabulous way to kick off April Vacation. The PTO treated us to a visit from the Southwick Zoo. We learned a lot and were very excited to welcome the visitors.

 All eyes were on the python that Mr. Tim showed us.  Perhaps a bit closer than Mrs. Kennedy would like.  The 5th graders have been reading about how the pythons are taking over the Everglades.  Great curriculum connections.  Shea knew that snakes eat rats. Robert knew that they smell with their tongues.  Below the students were asked to see if the snake blinked. 

 Hannah knew that parrots learn to speak from listening to humans.  This blue and yellow macaw asked for a cracker, took a bow, ate a banana.   She told us to be quiet and said good bye.  Ask your child how the bird prepares to may be surprised. 
 This bush baby is nocturnal.  I must say he came too close for comfort for me!

 The kangaroo was the biggest hit with the kids.  The students got to pet him at the end of the show.

 The tortoise is not the fastest creature.....the children cheered him on as he raced toward me!

Basketball Banquet Old Tyme Italian Cuisine


The Lynn Woods Girls and Boys Basketball Team enjoyed an evening at the Old Tyme Italian Restaurant. The food was delicious. The coaches passed on words of praise to our student athletes. Parents cheered as students were called up to receive their t-shirts and Lynn Woods duffel bags. A wonderful conclusion to the season!

Family Math Night/Ice Cream Social

Math Night was a great success. The teachers were very creative setting up Math Centers for families to enjoy together. The night concluded with ice cream sundaes in the gym.

 Mrs. Lo set up some calculator math.....with a hidden message.
 First graders graphed Skittles and then ate the data!
 Students were able to show off their interactive Smart Board skills
 Students and parents worked together to problem solve.
 Ice creams were served up by parents and enjoyed by all.

Students estimate and record how many jelly beans were in the container.
 Wow.....future architects

Grade 2 had to make and record their leap and  their parents had to try to beat it. 

AND.....the winner of the jelly beans!