Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Students in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten received a visit from Birgit de Weerd last Friday, also known as the “Bee Lady.” Mrs. de Weerd brought her hat and veil, smoker, colony hive box, and a tray filled with beeswax honeycomb with her. The children learned fascinating facts and information about honeybees. The presentation was part of the Gwyn Loud Science and Enrichment program.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Fourth graders showcased their Country Bazaar projects today in the Rendell Library. This project involved researching a country, creating a slideshow about the country, and then building a clay 3-D map of the country. Students used iPads to help with their research, using apps like Google Earth, Keynote, and Children of the World. In addition to the academic portion of the project, they brought in a type of food from their country to enjoy after the celebration in the library.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Tenacre fourth graders had an action-packed morning today. They started the day with their annual recorder assembly, in which they played three songs, including James Browns’ “I Feel Good” (complete with sunglasses!). Then they went on to the egg drop project, in which students try to defy gravity by engineering a protective container that will keep a raw egg from cracking or breaking when dropped from a distance of about 26 feet!