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Activist Art

In preparation for their High Museum field trip, our 5th graders engaged with a variety of activist artwork created to fight for social justice.

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thanks, Ben Hatke!

A huge thanks to Ben Hatke for taking the time to visit our school, and thanks to Hannah DeCamp and Avid Bookshop for connecting us with such an inspiring author and illustrator!

October 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

How can we make the world a better place? Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2013

Take a look at your hands.

If you ball them up into a fist, what can you do with them?

Not a lot. Punch something, get in a fight…maybe fist-bump a friend.

Now open them. What can you do now?

A high five. A handshake. A hug. A friendly wave. A helping hand for someone who needs it.

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Visit these links for more Tree Frog News

Includes links to grade-level websites, class blogs, STEM, art, the school gardens, and more!

January 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Flower Power!

Mrs. Dean just put up some brand new art outside the library!

September 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

International Dot Day 2012

International Dot Day has come and gone, and boy, did we have fun! Last week in the library, PreK and kindergarten read The Dot by Peter Reynolds. They loved the message of … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

International Dot Day

Being a school librarian is a wonderful job because I’m always surrounded by great books and stories–not to mention kids who are full of imagination! Kids like Vashti, the main … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · 3 Comments

sneak peek: check out our 1st grade artists!

When I left school Friday afternoon, our wonderful art teacher Mrs. Dean had just finished hanging this lovely display on the big bulletin board right outside the library door: The … Continue reading

August 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

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