Buckingham Brief

January 31, 2019

Looking Ahead...

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February 27- Harlem Wizards, Holicong 6:30pm

March 4-8-Art Mobile

March 10- Daylight Savings, Spring Ahead

March 15-Early Dismissal, 12:10pm

March 18-22- Spring Book Fair

March 27- Spirit Day, Crazy Socks and Hair Day

March 28- Early Dismissal, 12:10pm

March 29- Early Dismissal, 12:10pm

PEN Students

5th and 6th grade PEN students, as a culmination to their unit of study on editorial cartooning, entered their own original cartoons to a district-wide contest. Buckingham 6th grader, Coen McFerson, won 2nd place for his editorial cartoon about the problem of water pollution in our oceans.

Mrs. Vollman's Class

Students in Mrs. Vollman’s class worked with their buddies in Mrs. Fillette’s class to “grit” their way through this challenge: “Build a tower to support the New Year’s Eve ball” using only the materials provided.

Mrs. Williams' 6th Grade Class

STEM activity - building bridges

25 tongue depressors

3 ft masking tape

1 ft gap

Bridges had to be constructed for strength and aesthetics. In the end there were 2 separate winners.

3rd Grade Service Learning Project

Grade 3 participated in a service project named The Starfish Project. They collected donations of onesies, cloth diapers, medicine, and vitamin drops and made over 50 newborn care packages! 3rd graders created cards and pictures to include in each care package. Then, over the MLK weekend, 3rd grader Sophia Pratt and her family visited Haiti as part of their ongoing work with the Universal Hope Initiative. The Pratt Family and other volunteers delivered the newborn care packages to a health care center in Fondwa, Haiti, a rural mountain community about 1 hour outside of Port au Prince.

5th and 2nd Grade Buddy Project

Mrs. Reigner’s 5th grade and Mrs. Rosztoczy’s 3rd grade buddy classes got together for a STEAM project (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Math). Their challenge was to plan a symmetrical, freestanding snowflake using a monetary budget for materials. Their teamwork and final creations were symmetrically and artistically unique.

Science Fair

Buckingham Students K-6 explored the wonders of Science as they prepared for our Science Fair! Buckingham's "traditional" fair displayed student Tri-Fold Boards where the results were shared for so many different and varied submissions. Congratulations to our students who participated and learned something new about science and the world in which we live. Thank You to Mr. Radcliff and Mrs. Kirsche for their efforts in planning the event!

Mrs. Hayden's 3rd Grade Class

Teams of 3-Hayden Scientists extended our reading study of the Titanic with science investigations. We observed icebergs and discovered the majority of an iceberg sits below the surface of the water. Next, we explored effective boat designs. Teams created a boat using only a 4 by 6 inch piece of aluminum foil. Our "winning" boat held 16 marbles! We compared and contrasted our boat designs.

Box Top Contest

Our Winter Box Tops contest will end on Thursday, February 28th. Box Tops can be found on many products including Annie’s, Betty Crocker, Cheerios, Hefty, Kleenex, Nature Valley, Scott, and Ziploc. Please send in your Box Tops to your homeroom teacher by 2/28. The classroom that collects the most Box Tops for this round will win Rock Wall fun! Expired Box Tops do not count in the totals. Please contact Tara Bernabe tarabernabe@hotmail.com with any questions. Thank you!

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