Saturday, April 28, 2012

WLMS Field Day is a Success!

Thanks to all the staff in the building today that helped make Field Day 2012 a success! Just like it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a bigger village to run an event that involves every student and staff member! The students seemed to enjoy it!  Brooke Middleton, PE Teacher Extraordinaire

Actually, the biggest Thank You goes to  Brooke and Steve for organizing such an amazing and successful field day for our school. To see more pictures, click here:

Friday, April 27, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Field Day 2012 Expectations!

We are looking forward to a great day this coming Friday at the Lake!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

An Interesting Way to Look at Earthquake Frequency

This summary of global earthquake activity adds a couple of dimensions I have not seen before. First, the magnitude of the earthquake is indicated by the volume of the sound played (as well as by the size of the circle.) Second, the cumulative total number of earthquakes is plotted across the screen. Look and listen for the 9.0 Honshu earthquake around 1 minute 50 seconds.(Source Blick's Picks)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

6th Graders Travel to NorthBay

Earlier this month, our 6th graders attended outdoor school at NorthBay located in Cecil County, Maryland. NorthBay is a premier environmental learning center, located at the top of the Chesapeake Bay, designed to expose students to phenomenal learning opportunities in a dynamic environment, where students can make enriching, and life changing decisions about who they want to become and how they will respond to life.

I had the pleasure of spending two days participating with some of my sixth graders in the activities that they were assigned to do (Zip Line, learning about clams and the high ropes course). During this time, I got to learn so much about my students and some really interesting information about the Bay.  I had such a great time and I truly appreciate all of the hard work Joanna Tanner, Laura Mettle, Emily Warner and the rest of the WLMS staff for making this trip possible. I also want to thank all of the parent volunteers for taking time out of their busy schedules to go with us! 

For more information about NorthBay, click here: To see photos from this year's trip, please click here:

Tech Expo Was a Huge Success!

On Friday evening, WLMS hosted our first Technology X-Pedition: Take a Byte on the Wilde Side! At the expo we had the following speakers:
We also had several demonstrations take place. They included:

I want to thank all Mr. Rogofsky, Ms.Dunster, Mrs. Barham, Mr. Spicher and all of the other volunteers who helped to make this event so successful. In addition, I want to thank the First Lego League robotics teams for competing during our tech expo. They were: 
Nuclear Cantalopes
Wilde Lake Department of Food Safety
Tech TurtleBots
Chesapeake Science Point
Robotic Alliance

To see pictures from the event, click here: