Author Archives: bguzzetta

About bguzzetta

I am a middle school math and science teacher at Allendale Columbia School. Technology and the outdoors are integral parts of my curriculum. I love outdoor activities, which I enjoy with my family. I have always felt that students should be exposed to global research, and am very excited to be bringing this to my students with the support of school. Therefore, I have embarked on a journey that includes a collaboration between myself, the Seneca Park Zoo, the Smithsonian Institute, and National Geographic's photographer David Liittschwager. Sports have always been part of my life, and I am the current Girls Vice President for the Rochester District Youth Soccer League.

Maple Sugaring Club 2017

Written by club members: Jack, Alicia, and Chinara In the Maple Sugaring Club the biggest part was collecting the sap from the trees. We had to know how to identify the Maple trees. In order to identify them we looked … Continue reading

Posted in Eighth Grade, maple sugaring, Middle School, Pictures, Seventh Grade, Sixth Grade, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Crazy Year For Maple Sugaring

It sure has been a crazy start to the maple sugaring year! The weather was up and down, but never up or down long enough to get the sap moving, so we put off tapping but the students were getting … Continue reading

Posted in maple sugaring, Middle School | Leave a comment

Maple Sugaring: Sapping Over Time

Another season has ended and the students have learned a lot. This year’s maple sugaring club consisted of a group of hardworking middle school students who took on the responsibility of running the club. While we waited for the perfect … Continue reading

Posted in Eighth Grade, maple sugaring, Middle School, Pictures, Seventh Grade, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

MS Teaching LS Maple Sugaring

The seventh grade students at Allendale Columbia School shared their knowledge and expertise about maple sugaring with the third grade students. Each seventh grade student was partnered with a third grade student to talk about the process, then escorted them … Continue reading

Posted in Lower School, Seventh Grade | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Finally Tapping Trees

Due to it being such a cold and snowy winter, we were not able to tap the maple trees until now. So, with drills, buckets, and taps in hand, the eighty Allendale Columbia Middle School students plus teachers and Pat … Continue reading

Posted in Eighth Grade, Middle School, Pictures, Seventh Grade, Sixth Grade | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tents, Fires without Matches, Hiking Food, and so much more!

The constant rain did not deter the Endurance group from having a great time today. We started in the gym pitching tents, both 2-3 man and 3-4 man tents. Of course we did not use stakes, but their freestanding feature … Continue reading

Posted in Eighth Grade, Middle School, Pictures, Seventh Grade, Sixth Grade | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Great Day of Kayaking!

What a wonderful day to be on the bay kayaking with my Endurance group.  The weather was slightly cloudy with temperatures in the upper sixties: perfect!  We started at Bay Creek in Irondequoit and paddled through the marsh area to … Continue reading

Posted in Eighth Grade, Middle School, Pictures, Seventh Grade, Sixth Grade | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment