EPA Visits Brandon!
Third grade students at Morris Brandon Elementary School got to celebrate Environmental Awareness Day with visitors from the EPA. Children traveled to different stations in which EPA staff members directed. Students learned all about the wetlands all over America. There are many kinds of wetlands habitats all over our country so we learned about the different types of wetlands we have. Kids learned how to take care of our remaining wetlands and to preserve wildlife habitats. In another room, kids were shown a weather machine that could be bolted to the ground outside. It measured many things like rainfall, temperature, wind direction, wind speed, and air pressure. This room was all about our air and atmosphere. In our last activity children were taught all about being healthy in reference to asthma. They learned about staying away from smokers, keeping their homes clean of fine particulates and how to deal with insects that may trigger an asthma problem. It was a great day learning about air, water, and our own health. Check out our photo gallery for pictures!
During the month of October, 3rd grade students read a fiction book of their choice, and dressed up as one of the characters on Halloween. Students presented an oral book report to the parents and classmates. Students told many details of each story including author, illustrator, setting, plot, new vocabulary words learned, and why they would recommend this book to someone else. Each student worked very hard during the month of October to prepare for this presentation, and everyone enjoyed the fun time! Check out our photo gallery for pictures!
Author Visit to Brandon
On October 30th, Morris Brandon was visited by authors Tammy and Shane Bronson. Their books include: Kaleidonotes and the Mixed-Up Orchestra, Polliwog, and Tiny Snail. Mr. and Mrs. Bronson spoke to all Kindergarten through 5th grade students about how to write a story using the writing process. Our authors also brought story boards and actual rough drafts of their stories to show us how the writing process takes place to write a children's book. We had a great time learning about writing from such great authors, and we can't wait to practice our writing skills too! Check out our photo gallery for pictures!