Clay artist Tim Ryan visited St. Louis School on March 15th and worked with three classes. The 5th and 7th grade classes learned how to create a pot similar to those used to contain the Dead Sea Scrolls. The students are starting to study about the Dead Sea Scrolls so we collaborated on the entire lesson. He also worked with the 1st grade and instructed them on how to make frogs.
Karen Land, Iditarod musher, came to Batesville Intermediate School on March 10th.
Karen talked about her adventures in the -50 degree cold. She would start with 2 pair of long underwear and a fleece jacket. Then add a thick snowsuit and a jacket, then a ski mask. On top of that she added bubble pants and jacket to keep out the wind. The wind would go through the zipper in her snowsuit. She even dressed a student up in her gear.
Karen also brought in her dog sled. In a r
Two writers, Mary Knight and Karen Land, visited Batesville Intermediate School March 9-10, 2017. Mary Knight is the author of Saving Wonder. Mary talked about "The Power of Words" with 4th and 5th graders, and then lead a small group of writing workshops in the classrooms. The workshops had students revise a piece of their writing with a focus on empathy. Writer, storyteller and Iditarod musher Karen Land spoke with 3rd graders as part of their unit of study on the Iditarod.
The Cat in the Hat spent the week with BPS and SLS students as they celebrated reading and Dr. Seuss. The cat read a story to each library class as well as enjoying other activities with the students such as lunch and recess.
Saakumu worked on Feb 22 and 23 with 7th grade general music, art, and computer students on the Ewe dance "Gahu." The group performed a convo on Feb 23 for the student body and 7th grade students and 8th grade students who learned the dance last year all came out on the floor to dance.