What We Accomplished
4th grade Enrichment students read "Island of the Blue Dolphins", worked on a variety of challenge activities and began a unit on Architectural Design.They will continue with this next year.
5th grade Enrichment students: Jenna Boardman, Isaac Swenson, Mia Pedersen & Anna Reagan continued to work on their "Welcome to Porter" video. They also studied "Structures". They researched, built, and presented their work.
6th grade group : Jack Dooley, Lauren Weaver, Ryan Orzolek, Elle Gaucher, Zack Shepard, Luke Rulchalski, & Payton Lussen, studied Astronomy and Biology. They also researched The Nobel Prize and its importance in science.
Grade 7 students: Jack Riquier, Camden Shea, Nick Haddad, Alexia Fenteany, Jordan Narotsky & Bryn Pedersen, completed their unit on "Individual Interest Based Learning" which was an investigation on a topic that they wanted to learn more about and produced an end product to convey their research findings. They also studied Forensic Science and read the book "The London Eye Mystery".
Grade 8 students: Brenna Crooks, Allie Bawabe, Katie Burns, Caroline Thorn & Thomas Boardman:
Created beautiful "Thank You Veterans" posters for the Veterans Day Assembly. The posters were later donated to The American Legion and The VFW. They organized the whole school 2016 Presidential Election. They participated in Congressmn Joe Courtney's Essay Contest "An Immigrant That Has Influenced Me".
As a farewell to Porter School, the group produced 5 original storybooks, professionally published by Student Treasures-Scholastic Books to be donated to the H.W.Porter School Library.The group continued with current event discussions and class warm ups as well.
Plans for 2017-18
To be decided...
The 8th Annual Invention Convention will take place in February 2018. Eastern Regionals will be in March. Ct State Competition at UCONN will be in May. All students in grades 4-8 are invited to participate!!!!!!
More information will be posted in October!