September 7th K - 2: HealthBarn “Farm Fresh Seasonal Foods”
(Friday) 3 – 5 & Pre-K: HealthBarn “Farm Fresh Seasonal Foods”
Introduction to the concept of eating seasonal, local foods and why it’s important. Includes an interactive seasonal food game and fresh super salad bar for all students.
September 20th Pre-K - 5: Wandell’s Family Night “Under the Stars”
Rain date Sept. 27th
(Thursday) Pearl Observatory will provide two star labs and 6 telescopes for evening viewing of the moon, stars and planets. The Buehler Challenger & Science Center will present the “Living in Space Experience” to our students including stations with hands-on activities.
October 1st K - 2: Don’t Bully
(Monday) 3 - 5: Don’t Bully
Parent Workshop: Bully Proof Your Child
Teacher Workshop: Bully Proof Your Classroom
Keith Deltano has served and worked with youth for many years in various roles, including a military police officer, public school teacher, and educational comedian. Keith’s show goes beyond the bystander/bully/victim labels to get at the underlying causes of bullying. Keith uses comedy to show students why they do what they do. Keith’s background in public education gives him insight into school culture. “Don’t Bully” is about acceptance, making new friends by reaching out, and encouraging the audience to stop judging one another by outward appearance, speech, or economic status. He will inspire those that have been bullied and force the bullies to take a harsh look at why they do what they do. The students will come away inspired.
November 16th K – 5: Native American Folk Art TBD
(Friday) K – 5: Wintercount: The First Americans
Students explore Native American culture through the arts. Each grade level studies the Indian Nations of a specific geographic location by hearing their stories, recreating their crafts, and reimagining their ceremonies.
Les Genser, who is of Native American descent, raises a 23-foot tipi. Inside the magnificent structure is a world that is centuries away from us in time and spirit. Students learn Native American lore and life skills and examine museum-quality artifacts. Tribes of the northern plains and our own northeast woodlands are emphasized.
January 25th Pre-K - 5: Jack Branagan’s Earth Matters 1:00 pm
(Friday) “The Ice Age and its Mammoth Hunters”
Our planet has been through many ice ages in the past and will continue through more in the future. But what causes an ice age to begin? In this assembly, Jack will explore the causes of an ice age by using special lighting effects. He will create a cave scene from long ago and explore what it must have been like to live during the last ice age. Jack will give students a first hand experience of how glaciers move and actually alter the earth’s surface. Stories and a large model will help Jack illustrate how the woolly mammoth lived and what it looked like. Students will compare actual molars from both the mastodon and mammoth. From this comparison, children begin to understand the detective work paleontologists use when studying animals of the past.