Tag Archives: STEM

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

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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

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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

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Sleeping Bags, Knots, Emergency Shelters, and Bonfires for Endurance

The Endurance “campers” had an awesome day!  The weather was amazing: sunny and upper 60’s.  The campers first explored four very unique sleeping bags for their different qualities and learned why each was specialized for the type of camping and … Continue reading

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Fun morning at Montezuma Audubon Center

My Endurance group ventured over to the Montezuma Audubon Center this morning. We met with Nature Chris who taught the students about topographic maps and compass use. After our classroom session in their beautiful building, the students went outside and … Continue reading

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Fun on the last day of classes!

I just had to share the following pictures taken on the last day of classes. The seventh grade science students had fun extracting DNA from strawberries before extracting their own DNA.  The sixth grade math students tried their hand at … Continue reading

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Maple Syrup a Big Hit at AC Spring Fling 2013!

It was an amazing Spring Fling last Saturday night at Allendale Columbia School! The theme was Night at the Oasis, and you would not believe the transformation that occurred to the Dining Commons. As part of the auction, the maple … Continue reading

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