and other nonfiction stories about owls. To further explore information about owls, students dissected owl pellets. When owls eat their prey, they are unable to digest or break apart bones. The bones are regurgitated in the form of an owl pellet. Students were able to pull apart the owl pellets to identify the food that the owl had eaten. They found many rodent skulls and other skeletal parts. Lots of fun was had learning about this interesting owl phenomenon! Please klick on title for additional pictures.
Lieutenant Colonel David Key and Mrs. Dana Key visited Coopertown to read a military story to the fifth grade class. They read Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot, by Margot Theis Raven, about a young German girl in post WWII Berlin, and American pilot, Colonel Gail S. Halvorson, know affectionately as the candy bomber, who share hope and happiness in the shadows of war. Lieutenant Colonel David Key had the honor of meeting both Mecedes Simon, the child in the book, and Uncle Wiggly Wings himself, Colonel Gail S. Halvorsen. Lieutenant Colonel Key has served 21 years in the military and currently teaches at the Valley Forge Military Academy & College in Wayne, PA. We wish to extend our sincere gratitude to the Key Family and all of our veterans who serve our Nation. Thank You!
In third grade Social Studies, the students learn about different types of communities: urban, rural, and suburban. Groups will be building three-dimensional communities using foam board, boxes, craft materials, etc. Each group has a community leader, and each member has specific building responsibilties. What a fun way to learn social studies!