Classes at Henry Leavenworth Elementary had a friendly holiday competition in the form of a door decorating contest. Each class was tasked with decorating their classroom door with a holiday theme. The winning class, Courtney Hardeman's fifth graders, won the competition with their outstanding "Grinch" themed door. They will receive hot cocoa and donuts as their prize.
First and fourth grade book buddies at Anthony Elementary teamed up for their monthly meeting on late start days this week. This time the pairs of students spent time creating holiday cards for patients in local nursing homes. Students colored the cards and wrote personalized messages for the patients.
First graders in Michelle Foster's class at Henry Leavenworth wrapped up their week before Thanksgiving Break by participating in a fun Thanksgiving-themed photo booth. Mrs. Foster provided Thanksgiving props including pilgrim hats, Native American headbands, pumpkin pie and turkey legs for the students to use in the photo booth.
The STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Mathematics) Club at Henry Leavenworth Elementary celebrated the end of their first session by hosting a school-wide assembly to demonstrate potential energy converted to kinetic energy. They built vegetable racers and competed for most distance. Naomi Alau thrilled the crowd with a run that went all the way across the stage and rammed into the wall at the other end. Naomi also developed a racer during the course of the session that went farther than all of her teammates with a distance of 11.73 meters. Way to go Naomi! You are an Engineer in the making.