Everyone knows that leprechauns love gold. First-grade students at the School of Dual Language created colorful and decorative traps to catch the leprechaun using gold coins, rainbows, four leaf clovers and other objects. While it appears the leprechaun was once again too smart to be caught, this was a fun STEM project for the students and their families.
Third through fifth graders were singing and dancing as Andres Salguero and Christina performed at the School of Dual Language during a morning assembly on March 8. Even the teachers were dancing as the Latin Grammy-winning music duo provided lessons through music. Their songs provided a fun and creative way for the students to learn about North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean. They spoke and sang in English, Spanish and regularly used sign language. Whatever the language, their performance was full of fun for everyone.
Students wore jerseys to school on Thursday in connection with Townline Elementary and the School of Dual Language’s participation in Pasta for Pennies. This fundraiser is raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest nonprofit fighting blood cancer. Each day has a particular theme, from pajama day to superhero day, in which students can dress up and have fun. The classroom that raises the most money will receive a free Olive Garden pasta party. The classroom winner will be announced on Friday, March 22.
Ms. Guerrero’s fifth-grade class at the School of Dual Language had their first guitar lesson on Monday. Music teacher Ms. Schaefges taught them how to remember the standard tuning of the guitar (EADGBE) by teaching them the phrase: Every Amateur Does Get Better Eventually. She taught them how to strum and play chords. The students had fun as they familiarized themselves with a new instrument.
Fireman Tony, the Public Education Coordinator at Countryside Fire Protection District, reviewed the fire triangle with three second grade classes at the School of Dual Language on Monday. The students remembered that the three things a fire needs to ignite are heat, oxygen and fuel. After his presentation, the students enjoyed engaging in several hands-on projects connected with fire safety.