Tuesday, May 7, 2019

STEM Camp for SAC 5th Graders at Gowen Field

This week 5th graders at Sacajawea get the privilege of traveling to Gowen Field to act as designers, engineers, scientists and mathematicians.  Yesterday was day 1 of Starbase, a fantastic opportunity to do hands-on STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) provided by the US Military.  We are so proud of our designers, scientists, engineers, experimenters, problem-solvers.  What a great way to cap the last 6 years of learning.  Bright futures ahead.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Sacajawea’s Welcoming Library!

This year Sacajawea's Librarian, Mrs. Anderson, has made our library very welcoming.  She has purchased comfortable seating, lots of high interest books, and added interesting activities, such as how to look up a word in the dictionary.  If books aren’t being checked out she puts them on an “endangered list” so students will check them out to keep them from being discarded.  Classes also can earn points toward game days that include STEM activities.  The students love their library time.  Thank you Mrs. Anderson, for all of your hard work!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Second Grade Students Explore Nature!

Recently, Sacajawea’s second grade students went to The Botanical Garden, Quarry Park, Kristin Armstrong Park, and The MK Nature Center.  At the Botanical Garden, they got to learn about different habitats, catch water life with nets in a pond, and look for bugs under rocks.   At Quarry Park they got to go on a scavenger hunt for different things in nature and record pictures of their findings on tablets.  They ate lunch at the Kristin Armstrong Park.  Finally, they got to tour the MK Nature Center.  There they saw lots of wild life, dig up worms and fed them to fish, saw the museum, touched animal pelts, and saw a live falcon.  Their favorite part was seeing wild deer visiting the MK Nature Center’s grounds.  It was a great day for all!
¡ Estudiantes de segundo grado exploren la naturaleza!
Recientemente, los estudiantes de segundo grado de Sacajawea fueron a The Botanical Garden, Quarry Park, Kristin Armstrong Park, y el MK Nature Center. En el jardín botánico, tienen que aprender sobre los diferentes hábitats, atrapar la vida del agua con redes en un estanque, y buscar insectos bajo las rocas. En Quarry Park tienen que ir en una búsqueda del tesoro para diferentes cosas en la naturaleza y grabar imágenes de sus hallazgos en la mesas. Comieron el almuerzo en el Parque Kristin Armstrong. Finalmente, se pusieron a pescar, vieron el Museo, tocaron pieles de animales, y vieron un halcón vivo. Su parte favorita era ver ciervos salvajes visitando los terrenos del MK Nature Center. ¡ Fue un gran día para todos! 

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Our Sacajawea Alumni Scholarship

Sacajawea Student Council members had the opportunity to give back this week! Students presented a former Skyhawk with the Sacajawea Student Council Scholarship at the Caldwell High School scholarship assembly. Funds were raised from proceeds collected throughout the year from the Skyhawk Shop. The Skyhawk Shop is run by student council members. Students sell merchandise to fellow classmates and students that can be used during their day such as pencils, erasers, and sharpeners.

Viviana Lopez was this year’s recipient and chosen for several reasons.The first reason she was chosen is she has achieved and maintained a GPA above 3.5 throughout her high school career. In addition, Viviana has contributed to her community through several community service opportunities, including helping elementary students twice a week with their reading skills, passing out food boxes to local families in need, and helping at annual events such as school carnivals and Boo at the Zoo! Lastly, student council members chose her for the meaningful advice that she has passed onto Sacajawea students. This advice included 3 main points...be kind to others, take your school work seriously, and dream big, anything is possible!