Sheila, from Casey Farm, visited the Upper Elementary classroom yesterday and brought with her 18 Heritage Dominique eggs, 6 Rhode Island Red eggs and all the supplies they need to go from incubation to hatching.
The UE students are pairing up with students in Children’s House. They will be bringing the younger students to their classroom each day to view the eggs and talk with them about the daily development from embryo to chick.
Please feel free to stop by the classroom on a regular basis to see the progress and view their Project CHICK Development Wall.
In addition to the Project CHICK work, the students have been learning about the different parts of an egg. They cracked open eggs and identified all the parts. They then peeled hard boiled eggs and compared them to the raw eggs. This week the students have learned about diffusion and osmosis. On Monday, they put eggs in vinegar and watched the shells dissolve and the eggs grow larger. Today they put those “naked” eggs in corn syrup and molasses. Tomorrow the students will observe and discuss the results of this experiment. The final stage of this week long experiment will be to put the “changed” eggs into water and see what happens to them on Friday.
American Girl, Marie-Grace Doll and book
New England Patriots, signed football
DisneyWorld, 4 ‐ One‐Day Park Hopper passes
Blendtec High Speed Blender
An original Harvey’s Seatbelt Purse
Keurig, Coffee Basket
NY Skyride, 2 free tickets
Top if the Rock, NY tickets
Pinkcalyx, $50 Gift Card Card
Providence Bruins, 4 flex tickets 2012/13 season
Roger Williams Park, 4 free passes
Trinity Rep, 2 ticket vouchers
A New Adult Bike and Child’s Bike
An Alex and Ani Item
Herbal teas from Sacred Rose and Mem Teas
Focus Yoga, 3 free classes
Conway Tours, 2 round trip passes to Foxwoods with casino credit
BeautiControl Beauty Supplies, $100 gift card
4 veggie bag systems, from The Veggie Bed
La Masseria, $50 gift card
A set of Raw Chef recipe Books by Kristen Suzanne
Eleven Forty Nine Restaurant, brunch for 2
Lunch for 2 at 85 Main
Two $25 gift certificates for seafood at American Mussel
Two pair of earrings from The River’s Edge gifts
$25 gift card to Fire and Ice
2 buy one get one free passes for Legoland California
three $25 Cheesecake Factory gift cards
two $25 PF Chang’s gift cards
Showcase Movie passes
A case of chips from POPChips
$35 gift certificate to Matunuck Oyster Bar
$20 to Shogun Seafood House
$20 Dick’s Gift Certificate
$25 gift card for CVS
$10 Build a Bead Bucks
A Pony Party from Lend a Hand
Credit for classes at The Jamestown Art Center
A gourmet food and wine basket
A Jewelry basket
A family portrait session
Pirate Brand Snacks, 4 cases of snacks
SoyJoy, 4 cases of bars
Like no Udder ½ off coupons
Mary Kay goodie bag
Stampin Up, gift basket and free class voucher
A gluten free goodie basket from Lucy’s Cookies
A day at the beach basket from the CH class
A garden gift basket from the LE class
A sports basket from the UE class
A game night basket from the MS class
and much, much, more…
As well as the most important,
beautiful art projects
created by all of the students!
I am so happy to announce the birth of my baby girl, Audrey Lee, to my beloved Quest family. She was born on January 19th, 2012 at 1:30pm and weighed a tiny 5Ibs 11oz and 19″. Two months later, she is now 11Ibs and 22″! We are deeply in love with her and hope to introduce her to you all one day.
Last Friday, the Upper Elementary Class created one-of-a-kind, handmade, felt puppets to be included in our upcoming auction. Check out their handi-work!
Lower Elementary studied the different parts and types of mountains and yesterday, the children were very excited to make their own mountain out of clay. Trish guided them in art, to create a clay mountain, then they labeled all of the different parts of their mountain. Next week they will start studying volcanoes.
On Thursady night March 8, the middle school class presented a dramatis personae performance based on conversations imagined between the founding fathers. The setting was a tea party at Dolly Madison’s house. Students discussed, in character, many of the issues that were important to the formation of a new nation.
Students also presented their independent research projects. The middle school has spent the majority of the year studying the effects of water quality on local ecology. For the science fair, students were tasked with extending what they had learned and exploring a related topic more deeply. Student research was excellent and adhered to a strict scientific rigor. While not all results were what was expected, everyone found a great deal of success.