Wednesday, November 25, 2015
This morning, all Tenacre students spent morning performing acts of community service—a school tradition. After a Thanksgiving-themed morning assembly, classes pair up for different activities. Pre-kindergartners and fourth graders work together on the Jared Box Project, in which small boxes of toys, cards and games are given to chronically ill children to provide a diversion as they receive chemotherapy or other medical treatments. Tenacre families donated toys and boxes, which pre-kindergartners and fourth graders filled and decorated together. Kindergartners and fifth graders created signs for Tenacre’s Holiday Toy Drive for Horizons for Homeless in December. First and sixth graders wrote letters of thanks and holiday wishes to go along with personal products they collected for soldiers. The letters and items will be sent through Project Frontlines. Second and third graders made pinwheels that will raise money for Syrian refugees through Healing Classrooms and the Bezos Foundation. For each pinwheel sent in, the Bezos Family Foundation will donate $2—up to $400,000—to IRC’s Healing Classrooms program. We wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving!
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Fifth graders just finished producing the first issue this year’s The Tiger Paw, which can be found here: https://thetenacretigerpaw.wordpress.com
. The Tiger Paw is an online magazine written by fifth grade students. This issue is full of interesting articles – make sure to check it out!
Monday, November 16, 2015
Measuring and mixing, first and sixth graders worked together to make some delicious pumpkin bread last Friday morning. An annual project of the Big Friend/Little Friend program, everyone looks forward to making the pumpkin loaves, which were donated to a local food pantry.