Friday, May 21, 2010
Reach Out - Speak Out
Community work day brought out the troops for log hauling, window washing, topsoil spreading, curtain cleaning, and kitchen scrubbing.
4-5's made a presentation to the trustees on the whole-school Reduce, Reuse, Recycle project - they shared posters, power points, a music video, a magazine, a video puppet show, and letters to local companies - all to educate others.
Thesis presentations were magnificent on Thursday night. 8th graders are skilled presenters - clear, concise, interesting, and funny. The range of their topics was fascinating: the evils of mass produced foods; the truth behind Woodstock; the increase in salaries in professional baseball; the Arthurian legend; the good works of Michael Jackson, the atomic bomb...to name just a few.
On Friday morning MICE (Make it Clean Everywhere) Teams were out in full force with a new twist: The Little Cheese commissioner as a helper to the Big Cheese.
My take-away from the week? Parker students are skilled and practiced communicators. And they (and their families, too) readily share their time, talents, and energy!