FIELD TRIPS and SERVICE-BASED LEARNING
T.R.U.E. Heroes These students are learning the values of Tolerance, Respect, Understanding, and Empathy through service-based learning studies. Students researched the history of Veterans Day, were visited by local author and historian, Betty Schiefelbein, and wrote patriotic-themed poetry. Students then recorded their poems and created QR Codes that would accompany pillow cases designed by the students. The pillow cases were distributed to the troops at Maxwell Hall, Wounded Warrior Battalion East, Camp Lejeune. A second delivery was made to Unit 34094 in Okinawa Japan.
Poetry in Music
Literature can be tough to decipher, and poetry especially can confuse and intimidate students. One way to overcome that fear is to relate poetry to music. Song writers understand poetry, so the lyrics fit the beat of the music. Here's a fun way to learn about rhyme in songs and poetry, and to get you writing some poetry of your own!
Music in Our Schools Month
Students visited the Thompson Early Childhood Center and taught the preschoolers how to create patterns with technology. Using Mix Craft 5, Audacity, and other digital music generators, the younger ones were able to both see and hear the patterns while having a lot of fun, too!