Kayla LaBleu, Kathleen Ogrin, and Jessica DeMann | McMillan Elementary
Fourth-grade teachers at McMillan are giving students a hands-on science and social studies learning experience.
McMillan’s fourth-grade classes of Kayla LaBleu, Kathleen Ogrin, and Jessica DeMann introduced the Trout in a Classroom program to their students this year. In this program students get to hatch, feed, and care for rainbow trout, teaching them how to maintain a healthy environment for wildlife and completing the project by releasing them into the wild.
Students will be connecting their science and social stories core that acquaints children with the concept of plants and animals having internal and external structures that serve functions of growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction. It also gives them a perspective of physical geography in Utah and human life. Students will be able to map lakes and rivers where trout reside. They will also be able to see how humans affect environments and living organisms inside those environments.