Teacher Talk at Elsberry R-2 School District, by Kim Jones-Media Liaison

 Posted on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 9:52 am

Teacher Talk

Five is a significant number.

Albert Puljous wore that number when he was with the Cardinals,  we have five fingers and toes on each hand and foot,  we’re supposed to eat five fruits and vegetables per day to stay healthy, age five is when many children start kindergarten, there are five sides to a polygon, and relevant to Elsberry Schools, there are five weeks of school left in the school year.

It was nice to have those snow days way back in January, but now students and teachers alike dread that the school year is longer than scheduled.

To finish off April teachers have been keeping students very involved in the learning process with regard to everyday life.

Third grade has been busy as they participated in Earth Day and picked up trash around the school and neighborhood grounds.

They also visited the Water Works department in Elsberry and learned the process of getting clean water.

The Elsberry High School Speech and Drama class performed a trial for “Humpty Dumpty” at the Lincoln County Courthouse with the Honorable Judge Dildine, presiding.

Elsberry third and fourth grade classes participated as the jury members and audience.

This was a great experience to see how our government actually works.

Time will go by fast for the kids as there are many activities and field trips scheduled during the month of May.

The kindergarten and second graders will visit the world famous St. Louis Zoo, preschool will check out the adventures at the Museum, fifth graders get a premium  view of the St. Louis area as they travel to the top of the Arch, and sixth graders will travel to Meramec Caverns.

Other events for the month for grades kindergarten through fourth will be Spring Fling and the  Math Carnival.

Fifth grade will enjoy a day of activities for Field Day.

Students in middle school who sold the amount of magazines needed will enjoy a day at Busch Stadium to watch the Cardinals play ball.

Middle school band members will get the opportunity to play at Six Flags over Mid America, and then enjoy the parks amenities.

Of course, all of these fun activities and trips are a culmination of what students have studied over the year in areas such as science and social studies.

These just happen to be the highlights to get to go see places in person and during the school day!!!

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