17 December, 2015

By Isabella Rivera and Isabella Trujillo

Christmas joy is in the air at Gardner School. The whole School practiced all week for the Christmas Show and performed on Wednesday, December 16, at 6:30. Please note a correction to last week’s article naming December 17 as the date for the Christmas Show. Watch next week’s article for more coverage of the Christmas Show.

The Kindergarteners have been working hard making Christmas gifts for their parents. First and Second grade students are making gingerbread houses and cookies. They are also reading and writing descriptive stories about gingerbread people.

The third and fourth grade class has been working on gingerbread houses, snowflakes, and backdrops for the Christmas Program

First, second, fifth and sixth grades are celebrating Christmas with increasing scores on the STAR Reading and Math Assessments.

Last Thursday, seventh and eighth grade students visited the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.   Gardner school was awarded a scholarship through the Space Foundation to cover the cost of the visit to the Discovery Center.

At the Space Foundation Discovery Center, students experienced Science on a Sphere which took them through the solar system, planet by planet, through a series of projectors that appeared to be spinning on a sphere. Also, students looked around the Museum and created scale models of the eight planets.

“My favorite part of the field trip to the Discovery Center was making a scaled model of the solar system with play dough,” Eight grader Johnny D’Ambrosia said.

“I really liked the Scavenger hunt, where we had to find facts about space exploration in the Discover Center Museum,” Harmonee Valdez said.

Adam Pacheco, seventh grader, said; “I liked watching the presentation of Science on a Sphere where I learned that the solar system is important to me because there are so many things to learn about the planets.”

Derek Mathason added, “I learned that Russia is very involved in space exploration.”

All in all the seventh and eighth grade students enjoyed their trip to the Space Foundation Discovery Center and hope to visit again soon.

Gardner School students (left to right); Dominic Vigil, Jason Jardine and Jason Reichmann making a scale model of the solar system at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.

Gardner School students (left to right); Dominic Vigil, Jason Jardine and Jason Reichmann making a scale model of the solar system at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.