We love having 4-H Afterschool here at East Meadows Elementary. This year’s format is a little different than the previous years. We will have 4 sessions. Session A is well underway and will finish up the week of Oct 8. Session A Clubs consist of Fairly Odd Tales, Get Up & Move, Kung Fu Panda Camp, Art Smarts, Arts & Crafts, Jump Rope, Indoor & Outdoor Games, Dance and Basketball. Session B will begin on October 15. Session B Clubs are the Communication Club, Scientists Gone Mad, Homework Helps & Math Games, Dance, Drama, Arts & Crafts, Jump Rope, Young Artists and Indoor Soccer. Thank you Mrs. Haskell and all the club leaders for making 4-H afterschool successful at our school!
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Once again the 6th grade students at East Meadows Elementary performed skits as part of the play “The Odyssey.” A poem written by Homer in approximately 700 B.C. The sixth-graders have been learning about Greek culture and history. Each class performed one of the scenes from the play. The Odyssey tells of Odysseus’ travels back to his kingdom Ithaca after the Trojan War. It took him ten years to find his way back and he experienced many adventures along the way. The students made their own props, scenery and costumes. Good job sixth-grade students. They also were able to participate in many Greek Olympic type activities that afternoon.
Our 4th Grade students had the opportunity to explore Camp Floyd on their field trip on September 14, 2012. They were able to participate in interactive, hands-on experiences as they engaged in the activities of a soldier at Camp Floyd in 1861. Students heard a first-hand account of life in Johnston's Army by a staff member in period military uniform, viewed musket fire, and experienced the life of a soldier by marching, drilling, making candles and adobe bricks; they raced for the Pony Express, experienced class in a 19th century schoolhouse and viewed the Stagecoach Inn and Camp Floyd Commissary. Thanks to the teachers and parent volunteers for helping with this fun learning experience.
ARGH! First grade pirates found themselves marooned on the East Meadows Isle on September 13,2012. These little buccaneers found themselves learning about literacy and math through fun pirate activities. By the end of the day they learned, “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” Thank ye first-grade teachers for making learning fun and exciting for our students.
Fifth graders at East Meadows celebrated Colonial Day today. Students learned about what it would have been like to live in colonial days through active participation in a variety of activities. They wrote with feathers, made a horn book, a quilt block and a colonial sign. They dipped candle wicks, cleaned cotton and played a game called “ball and stick.”
This year’s Mustang Week was centered around our ‘Super Hero School’ theme. The week started off on Tuesday as students participated in an art project. Wednesday was the Corbin White Game Show Assembly, ‘Learning is a Super Power! Challenge’. This academic assembly stresses the importance of teamwork, self-esteem, and knowledge in a fun and creative way. Students are required to think during this assembly. They were asked questions from English, Math, Social Studies and Science. Some of our teachers were even put to the test. Thursday the halls were filled with every ‘Super Hero’ imaginable as the students dressed in their favorite Super Hero attire. Friday we finished off the week with a Field Day and a treat from the PTA.