Our 3rd graders had the opportunity of having our GAINS specialist Melanie Fillmore come and help teach them a dance for our upcoming program. They had so much fun learning from her. We can't wait to see the dance next week in the 3rd grade Christmas program!
We all enjoyed listening to Steve James and his wife share with us music that reminds us to be kind and show respect to each other. He has some great songs and we got to sing along as he shared them with us. It was a great way to remind us of the way we should treat others around us.
Kindergarten kids "Ruled The School" today! Since we were the big kids at school, we had so much fun doing all kinds of things we can't do on a regular basis. Things like having Math in a 5th grade classroom. Running in the halls (shhhh don't tell Mrs. Brown!) Science in the teachers lounge and loving the fact that we were learning and exploring all over our school.
Our fifth grade students participated in their DARE Graduation today with Officer Peterson. We had a great turn out of parents their to support their students. We enjoyed hearing excerpts of several students essays, and enjoyed the message of the program. The following comments come from a fifth grade parent who was impressed with and appreciative of the program and the Officer that did such a great job:"I wanted to say thank you so much for making the Dare program so special. My daughter came home several times and talked to me seriously about drugs, the decisions we make and how she has made a commitment to never take drugs. She had such a fun time and told me a lot of funny stories that you shared and also more serious things. She talked to me about the goggles, the dogs and several other things that you shared with them. I appreciate you doing this and the difference that you made in her life and to the other kids at the school. I am grateful for programs like this that really show them how to make good choices." Thanks again, Officer Peterson and the fifth grade teachers!