June 1, 2020 | Friends is pleased to announce that we have purchased the Mystery Science subscription for the 2020-2021 school year!
The 2019-2020 school year was the first year that Friends provided Dinsmore Elementary with a subscription to Mystery Science and the supplies for this hands-on learning. We want to give a shout-out to Ms. Labe for rapidly adopting this new learning tool.
We hear the kids absolutely love Mystery Science and we at Friends love bringing it to them!
March 5, 2020 | The chicks are hatching! Minutes before the school’s SAC meeting, another chick hatched!
Ms. Labe’s science classroom is a 4-H Embryology classroom. The students have been candling the incubated eggs to study the growth and development of the chicks. Ms. Labe reports the students got very excited to witness an embryo moving!
Thanks to the University of Florida IFAS Extension for including Dinsmore Elementary in this free school program. Friends is pleased to have coordinated this program partnership.
January 25, 2020 | Thanks Target for providing our third graders a field trip to the zoo! Target was very generous…each classroom will also have its own private, guided educational tour led by experienced zoo guides. This outside the classroom learning experience is one the students will always remember.
Friends of Dinsmore Elementary is pleased to provide grant writing assistance to the school. We too wish to thank Target!
April 4, 2019 | All Dinsmore Elementary teachers will have access for the 2019-2020 school year thanks to a donation received by Friends. Additionally, donations of science supplies will make it possible for teachers to engage students in Mystery Science classroom activities.
Mystery Science uses a child’s natural curiosity to begin science lessons. Video lessons explore all science topics K-5 teachers are required to teach and starts with a genuine question that kids ask today such as “What do plants eat?” or “Why is there sand at the beach?” Once the kids are curious, teachers can guide students through both a discovery process and a hands-on activity or return directly to the textbook. By re-creating the process of scientific discovery, students are learning how people discovered these things to be true.