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Room 206 Student Activities 2012-2013
Meet Room 206

Mary's Class 2012-2013

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Middles Bike Day

The rain held off, and the Middles classes had a great time a Lake Nokomis for the annual Middles Bike day on Wednesday, May 29, 2013.  See photos...

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Middles Play on Anti-Bullying

5th and 6th graders at Barton Open School worked with artists-in-residence from the Youth Performance Company (YPC) and from Barton to produce a play about the different kinds of bullying that can occur in and around a school. The play was performed on May 24, 2013 and focused on giving students strategies on how to prevent bullying by standing up for themselves, telling adults about the problem and standing up for each other. The play involved acting, set design, singing and dancing created by both artists and 5th and 6th grade students to convey a powerful anti-bullying message to our community.

See the YouTube Video!

Thank you to our great audience of parents, staff, and students!

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Big River Journey

Becky, Mary, and Katrina's classes took the Big River Journey field trip on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.  See photos...

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Horse Expo

The Older Primary and Middles Teams had a great day at the Horse Expo at the State Fairgrounds on April 26, 2013.  See Photos.

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Final Elderbuddies Visit

These are wonderful photos of your children and their elder buddies. Thank you Jessica for photos that really convey the feelings between our buddies and 206 students. They'll miss us. We'll miss them. The elders also raised $100 for our class to have a pizza party or some such event. That was a great surprise. Many elders expressed very warm feelings about our students, and many felt they had a renewed hope in the future of the world, based on getting to know the class! Sadly, one student's elder buddy passed away a little bit ago, but that student bravely accepted that inevitable milestone and will remember his elder for the puzzles he made just for him and the knowledge he passed on to him. 

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Simple Machines

On Thursday, April 18, 2013, while it snowed outside, in our classroom we had 8 stations set up that small groups of students used to measure a load with a scale, record data and then interpret it.

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Minnesota Zoo Field Trip

The Middles made a field trip to the Minnesota Zoo in the snow on March 18, 2013.  See photos.

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Candlelight Cafe

The annual Room 206 Candlelight Cafe was a big success!  The students performed the play Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf? by Joe Sadowski (former Barton parent), based on the story The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf by Jon Scieszka.  See the video on YouTube.

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Walker Senior Center - Dec. 18, 2012

Mary's class walked down to the Walker Senior Center to interview their Elder Buddies and to give a little holiday concert.  See photos...

Descriptive Essay Quotes

Here is a sample of sensory imagery from students' descriptive essays that are now exhibited in the hallway. Enjoy the creativity of our students!

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Northwest Fur Trading Post

Katrina, Becky, and Mary's classes made an excursion to the Northwest Fur Trading Post in Pine City, MN on Friday October 12, 2012. See the slideshow....

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Wildlife Science Center

Room 206 took a trip up to the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minnesota on Friday, October 5, 2012.  It was fun to see wolves, foxes, bears, coyotes, and other animals on a beautiful brisk fall day.

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Walker Senior Center - Sept. 7, 2012

Room 206 started their year-long Community Involvement Project with a walk down to the Walker Senior Center to meet their "elder buddies."  They completed an icebreaker activity to get to know the seniors and then got to work on their interviews with juice and doughnuts.