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Science Olympiad Team Takes 5th Place Overall photo

Science Olympiad Team Takes 5th Place Overall

The Sandy Ridge Elementary Science Olympiad Team competed in the NC Science Olympiad Division A Regional Finals at UNC Charlotte on June 6th.  Sandy Ridge's team consisted of 33 students from 3rd, 4th and 5th grades competing in a series of hands-on, interactive, challenging and inquiry-based events. 
 
The events covered a full range of STEM disciplines including biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering and technology.  A total of 29 schools competed in the event.
 
The Sandy Ridge team took home a total of 16 event medals including 2 first place and 3 second place medals and the varsity squad finished 5th place overall.
 
 
 
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Kenya Comes to Kindergarten photo

Kenya Comes to Kindergarten

     Mrs. Dwyer’s class recently had the privilege of welcoming Mr. and Mrs. Agumbi to their Kindergarten classroom!  The Agumbis told the students all about village life in Kenya, and brought in many Kenyan artifacts and drums.  The duo played their drums for the class and Mrs. Agumbi also came dressed in native clothing.

The Agumbi’s also read the story Mama Panya’s Pancakes: A Village Tale from Kenya by Mary and Rich Chamberlin.   Mama Panya’s Pancakes tells the story of a young boy on the way to market with his mother.  Along the way he invites everyone he sees to come to his home for pancakes for dinner.  Mama worries that she won’t be able to feed everyone as they barely have enough to feed their own family.  When all the guests arrive with food to share, her fears are put to rest and everyone enjoys the feast.   It is a wonderful tale of sharing and caring.

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