This was the week for awesome presentations! We had our Lanai Lions Chorale Group perform two songs as well as our first, second, third, and fourth graders perform in our annual Spring Concert! It was filled with fun, hip and good, old rock and roll music! In addition, Mrs. Besser (really Dr. Besser), was among 20 other Northwest teacher candidates from nearby schools who were selected as Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Besser along with Mrs. Elan attended a lovely evening dedicated to celebrating the dedication and efforts of local teachers. She received a beautiful plaque, commendations, and a cart full of classroom supplies (yes!)! Congratulations Mrs. Besser!
Our first graders are learning about Habitats and I visited a class with students sharing their dioramas and reports about ocean and jungle habitats. They even shared the continents where these habitats are found as well as that the Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean on Earth! After each child’s report, classmates asked questions and made positive comments about the presentation. Way to go First graders! In addition, our Fifth graders are busy introducing famous people from the American Revolution to all our students through their living museum presentations. They researched and wrote reports about their famous person and then dressed in period costume and presented themselves, as the famous person. So far, students have shared the life of Thomas Paine, Alexander Hamilton, Marquis de Lafayette, Benedict Arnold, Paul Revere, Mercy Otis Warren, and Roger Sherman. It is wonderful seeing our students shine and share their research and learning in such a creative forum—I can’t wait to meet more faces from the past, brought to life through our vibrant students!
Finally, Monday begins SBAC testing for third graders. Please make sure your child arrives well-rested, on time and has eaten a healthy breakfast so that he/she will be ready for the test. Remind him/her to take his/her time, read the questions carefully, review their answers, and do their best. Should your child be ill, please do not send him/her to school, there are make-up days built into our schedule.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
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