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Late last evening, we received official revised NYSDOH direction that masks are no longer required to be worn outside while on school grounds. This includes outdoor sports. Therefore, effective today, Tuesday, June 8, masks will no longer be required for students and staff when outdoors. Students and staff may voluntarily wear masks outdoors if they choose to.
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Second grade students at Lakeland’s Lincoln-Titus Elementary School were so caught up in their Seed Study presentation this week that the end took them by surprise: “It’s over already?” one girl in Joanna Brinn’s class exclaimed as “Miss Emily” Groth from the PNW BOCES Center for Environmental Education wrapped up the 45-minute session.
While the students learned about seed structure and how seeds are distributed, it was also a lesson in vocabulary: embryonic, dispersal … cotyledon! They mapped out a diagram of a seed, learning the importance of clear labeling in science.
Students agreed with Miss Emily that “seeds can’t grow legs” and brainstormed ways that they get dispersed. Several students already knew about wind, water and animal dispersal but the idea of lizards helping disperse seeds was new to everyone, as was the concept of “popping” plants, like touch-me-nots.
The lesson, conducted via Zoom, was part of the BOCES Science 21 unit on Living Things: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems, and the students concluded that animals and plants work together and need each other.
“They do great programs,” Ms. Brinn said of BOCES Center for Environmental Education. Although usually conducted in person, the students were fully engaged in the Zoom presentation. Layla Nevins loved the exploding seeds, and Christian Pichardo said “I liked it, and I learned a lot of new things.” Maximilian Chiriboga agreed: “I learned the coolest facts,” he said.