Education

Who doesn’t love a classroom pet?
By GERRI MCDONALD Special to Atmore News The fifth-grade class at Perdido Elementary School has a pet – Sebastian the guinea pig. Each week a different group takes care of feeding and watering Sebastian. They know that to keep him from being scared when they take him out of his cage, one of the group will hold him gently next to their chest, while the others refill his food and water…
Reading is key at Perdido
By GERRI MCDONALD Special to Atmore News Students at Perdido Elementary / Middle School were offered an incentive to encourage reading over the summer months. That incentive was designed to encourage them to read while out of school for the summer, with its purpose being to prevent the “summer reading slide.” All students who kept a reading log and read at least 10 books over the summer were treated to a…
Engineering at ECMS
Escambia County Middle School ASTEM students were given a project in engineering: construct towers for height using tongue depressors and mini clothes pins. When completed, structures must stand independently. Shown above, from left, students Shanie Lee, Lilyana Franco, Tyquez Thomas, and Zachariah McCants. Shown below, from left, students Tydarius Crenshaw, Jessica Cuenca, Gabeielle McMurray, Natalleigh Martinze, and Malyshia Flowers.
Hands-on for Perdido ES kindergarteners
By GERRI MCDONALD Special to Atmore News Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin is a favorite story for Mrs. Brooke Drinkard’s kindergarten class at Perdido Elementary School. After listening to the story, the children helped create a chart to show their favorite color of shoes. Hands-on activities in kindergarten include children’s spelling their names by manipulating the letters (with Velcro backs) onto cards. This activity not only…