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Welcome to Kindergarten!
Fourth graders from Tackan Elementary School recently read “Dasher” by Matt Tavaras during their library class with Mrs. Robinson. The book tells the story of how Santa’s sleigh came to be driven by reindeer. Students were tasked with building a reindeer out of paper cups, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks and masking tape. The reindeer then had to “fly” using Sphero Bolt and Sphero Mini robots.
Third grade students in Ms. Sullivan and Ms. DeRose’s class at Tackan Elementary School are taking their social studies lessons and putting it to music. The class is studying Kenya and has been learning about the call and response ways that the Kenyans communicate using drums. Thanks to donations of buckets and drumsticks for each student, they were able to put their lessons into action by drumming their own call and response with their classmates.
Tackan’s fifth graders dressed up like the ‘80s with their extreme fashions, New Wave, punk rock, and funkie outfits with leg warmers, neon colors, and mullets. Some students even had boomboxes.
It may not have been a wintery mix of snow outdoors, but the fifth graders at Tackan Elementary School held an indoor snow day on Jan. 22.
In a variety of cross-curricular activities, the fifth grade students celebrated snowy fun. From indoor snowball fights to toss tac toe and snowball tennis, there was plenty of physical education sprinkled into the day.
To bring out their artistic side, students painted with snow paint, writing their name or painting winter scenes. They also watched videos to make their own paper snowflakes. Students used shaving cream to write with snow and did guided winter drawings. As part of the writing lessons, the fifth graders brainstormed different activities to do on a snow day. After enjoying flavored ices, the classes watched a winter-themed movie during recess.
The fifth graders at Tackan Elementary School sampled different flavors and genres of books in their library thanks to a bistro book tasting event hosted by school librarian Ms. Robinson and Ms. Gallery. During the annual event, students “tasted” different chapter books that may become their next favorite read. They added descriptions to their menus and wrote reflections on their napkins in an ambiance enhanced with French music, checkered tablecloths, vases of flowers and soft candlelight.
Kindergarten students in Mrs. Johnson’s class at Tackan Elementary School recently learned about holidays and traditions. In addition, they have been reading numerous versions of the Gingerbread Man tales. The students had the opportunity to be creative and paint Christmas trees as well as make their own Gingerbread characters based on all the versions of the different books they read.