As the 2014 school year is winding down, the media center hosted two culminating events for projects that started back in January: 6th grade Oceanography projects and the annual Troybery awards.
For the 6th grade research project, Mrs. Chatel worked with students through their Language Arts classes to teach them about research and citation skills. Students worked in groups to research about an ocean problem, and then they created a presentation where they offered a proposal of what we could do at Boulan to help save our oceans. The top 10 groups from all of the sixth grade classes presented in front of a panel of judges on March 27; Denise Fajardo and Sophia Yee were chosen as the winners.
In response to the growing problem of trash in our oceans, Denise and Sophia proposed that Boulan hold a water bottle recycling event. During lunch on May 13, Denise and Sophia collected water bottles from students and gave raffle tickets to those who brought in bottles. At the end of the day, they raffled off recyclable water bottle and reusable bags.
On Wednesday, May 21, Boulan Park students who had read all 10 Troybery books were treated to a pizza party by Mrs. Kwasny and Mrs. Chatel. Overall, there were 80 students who received this honor!
Mrs. Christina Chatel, MLIS
A teacher librarian at Boulan Park and Smith Middle Schools in Troy, Michigan.