Somehow, I didn't post my Future City information here in January. Birchland Park's 8th Grade Team Kuitesi came in second place in the New England Regional Future City Contest. I am so proud of the work that they did!
One of my 8th grade students came up with the idea of having a Science Scavenger Hunt. He organized the event which ran March 4th through March 7th. I plan on making this a yearly event since it was so successful!
Thanks to the 484 Phi Alpha Foundation for their grant to support science fairs at Birchland Park Middle School. Some of the money was used for purchasing prizes for the Scavenger Hunt, and some will be used to support student involvement in science fairs next year!
Special thanks to ELEEF (The East Longmeadow Educational Endowment Fund) for awarding a grant to Rhonda Theroux, Judy Croce and me, Suzanne Collins to purchase LEGO Robotics equipment. I'm so excited to add the new EV3 programmable robots to our schools resources.