Wednesday, April 16, 2014
First graders performed their class play this morning, “The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote.” The story begins with the Rabbit mischievously sneaking into the farmer's field and eating his chiles. The farmer tricks the rabbit and captures him, anticipating eating him. However, the farmer decides to trick a Coyote who passes by and the story follows the two as the Rabbit continuously tricks the naïve Coyote. This tale interweaves traditional stories, such as the tales of the Brer Rabbit and the story of the Coyote swallowing the moon. The story ends with the Rabbit hopping on to the moon and the coyote staring at it, howling from time to time in anger.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Second graders enjoyed their annual seafood banquet this afternoon, a culmination of their sea life unit. Each student is asked to invite a guest, with the whole group eating in the science room. This year, students sampled such items as clam chowder, sushi, shrimp cocktail, swordfish, crab cakes, calamari, and scallops. All of the seafood was followed by a giant cake--it was a great success!
Friday, April 11, 2014
The Tenacre community was honored to welcome Ruby Bridges yesterday to our school. Ms. Bridges, who as a 6-year-old in 1960 was one of the first black children to attend an all-white elementary school in the south, gave a presentation to fourth, fifth, and sixth graders about her experiences as a child and an adult. The powerful performance captivated our student audience for the full two hours. Ms. Bridges talked about the experience from her perspective, but also included history about the culture and politics of that era. This was an incredible experience for students and staff alike.