I know for some of you the April break felt like an eternity, while for others, it probably felt too quick...but I have to tell you that I was VERY HAPPY to see our students returning to school this week even if in a big of a "staggered" type of format. I met many a GHS student in the hallways on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week that seemed very happy to be back to school after two weeks of remote learning and then a break. A few event old me they were happy to be back in school, but shhhhh, I'm sure they'd like to remain anonymous since that may not be considered "cool"! ☺.
Yesterday was the big day for our K-8 students, all of whom returned back to school at the same time for the first time all year! I can't even begin to describe the positive energy that was in each of our K-8 buildings yesterday! I suppose it can best be described as a high energy buzzing sensation. You simply had to walk through the hallways to literally HEAR the excitement and learning! Pictures surely do speak 1,000 words, but even the pictures below don't adequately share that feeling...it was most definitely great to have our students back!
The Philip Marcoux Award is designed to recognize non-formal science education professionals who work outside the formal classroom setting and who:
makes continuous and enduring contributions to science education;
demonstrates a capacity for creating and implementing successful science education-related activities;
shows creative approaches to improving student achievement in science;
makes a permanent contribution to the Maine Science Teachers Association by integrating with national initiatives, promoting the science education profession, or providing training and resources to other science education professionals.
The Louis P. Lambert Award is designed to recognize a public or private school teacher who:
inspires student achievement in science in a caring, compassionate manner;
shows creative approaches in linking student learning to the Science Content Standards of the Maine State Learning Results and Maine’s Curriculum Framework for Mathematics and Science
makes continuous and enduring contributions to science education by integrating with local and state initiatives, promoting science education, and providing training or resources to other science teachers.
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