Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School kindergarten student Shelby Merritt is all smiles as she holds her Learning Fair project, a leopard gecko. Shelby’s project was one of more than 230 that were featured in the school’s recent fair. Each project required students to research and create an interesting display on their own time about a topic that they find interesting. Shelby’s project display featured a real-life gecko and a poster board highlighting several interesting facts about where geckos live, what they eat, when they sleep, and their overall general health. For example, Shelby learned through her research that a fat tail is an indication of good health in leopard geckos.
Clarke Fanning, a third grade student in Mrs. Kim Roberts’ class at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School created a unique project about LEGOs for a Learning Fair at the school in early May. His display featured a history of the construction toy as well as interesting facts and a fully operational train that he handcrafted.