Students in Mrs. Thatcher's second grade class had the opportunity to incubate chicken and button quail eggs as they learned about the basic needs of animals and how external features affect an animals' ability to survive. Students were very excited when the chicks hatched from the eggs after 21 days. Students were able to care for the chicks for a few days in class, and then some students were even able to take them home. It was a great learning experience for all.
Salem Elementary students are given the challenge to work on academic and personal goals throughout the year. When students complete the required number of goals, students are awarded the Super Star Award during a school assembly on March 23rd. To show an example of hard work and dedication of working towards a goal, Jaylee and Luke performed on the piano during the assembly. Congratulations to those who earned the Super Star Award.
Fifth-graders at Salem Elementary recently participated in the Fifth Grade Science Fair. Science fairs are a great way for students to take an active role in science. Fifth-graders used the Scientific Method to help them in understanding and expanding their knowledge of a specific science topic of their choice. Many hours were spent researching and developing their presentations. Students were able to present their scientific findings to students at the school during the day, and then to their parents later that evening.