Mrs. Walker’s Blog Bits

Kindergarten Guest Reader

Students in Miss Van Eman’s kindergarten class are normally visited by parents or grandparents during their Special Guest Reader Program but this week they had a very special guest, the old lady from There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. At first, the students were confused by an “old” lady walking into their classroom but quickly their excitement level increased when they learned she was their guest reader for the day. As the guest reader continued to read, her grandson realized who it was and said, “Mimi, take off your wig!”  After the guest reader left, the students completed a sequence activity about the items the old lady swallowed. If you would like to participate in the Guest Reader Program, please email Miss Van Eman at vaneman_l@westcler.org.

The Underground Railroad Meets the Arts

Amelia Elementary fourth grade students will integrate their studies of the Underground Railroad in both Art and Music classes.   In Art classes, the students read the book Pathway to Freedom which depicts a young slave girl.  Her mother created a quilt in which each square symbolizes a “clue” to guide her journey’s path to freedom.  Each student is creating their own quilt square using fabric and fabric markers which will be sewn together by Mrs. Koehler to create their own homeroom quilt.  At the end of the year, the four quilts will be raffled to one lucky winner in each homeroom. 

In Music Class, students are learning the song “Follow the Drinking Gourd” in preparation for Fine Arts Night which will be held on Wed., March 24, 2010.

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