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Five students are sitting on the floor with their arms around each other smiling at the camera
A student is ready to write notes s the teacher begins instruction
Two students are sitting on the bookshelf facing each other while working on their Chromebooks
Two students are each finishing coloring a leave project they are working on
Two students are sitting on the floor working on their Chromebook to complete their worksheet
The teacher is watching as the student uses letter blocks to spell words


students on canoe

The Mintonye Elementary 5th grade classes took their annual field trip to Camp Tecumseh. Students participated in four stations including canoeing, archery, the nature center (which involves students getting to learn about, hold, and pet several animals including a gecko named Danny, a snake named Milkshake, red eared slider turtles named Smokey and Big Mama, a bearded dragon, and a Guinee pig) and searching for macroinvertebrates in the "Ghost Creek". The classes had a wonderful day, and the rain held out for most of the day! "Overall, the trip was amazing! We did a lot of fun things and it was super educational. I had a lot of fun"  says  Seamus. 

two girls with baby chicks

Third-grade students in Mrs. Wise's class have been busy learning about animal life cycles and hereditary traits in plants and animals. The class tadpole is almost a frog, they hatched 9 chicks and released 10 butterflies into the class flower garden.  Along with our animals, the class has been working on cleaning up the flowerbed and getting it ready for our spring pollinating friends.  

2nd graders with student teacher

 Each year, usually during the spring semester, Mintonye is host to Purdue student teachers. This year, Miss Allie Conkin did her student teaching experience in Room 15 with Mrs. Davis’s second graders. Having a student teacher in the classroom is beneficial for both the teacher and the students. The teacher (referred to as the Cooperating Teacher or CT) learns new things while the student teacher (know as the Teacher Candidate or TC) gains hands on experience. The student teacher asks lots of questions and makes the teacher think about why s/he does things a certain way. It's like a reminder to always keep learning and growing as a teacher.

students sitting in a room at the state house

Each year, the fourth grade at Mintonye Elementary travels to the Indiana State House for Statehood Day. Students see many different booths about Indiana. They meet President William Henry Harrison who talks about life in Indiana during his presidency. Also, students sit in the House of Representatives and the Senate seats to vote on a mock bill, and this year it was making pepperoni pizza the State Pizza. The vote was close, but it did pass. Please note that this was not a real bill. Students also had the opportunity to go view the courtroom and learn about our judges and our Judicial system. All in all, it is a great field trip.

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