The fifth graders concluded their study of business at Junior Achievement’s BizTown. Each student had a job, received a paycheck, and managed their money. It was a great learning experience.
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It is a tradition for the Origami Club to deliver May baskets to our neighbors at The Davenport Lutheran Home. The club members enjoyed making the baskets and tissue paper flowers which they presented on May Day.
Author Ryan Sloth has written books about Sammy Sloth. He visited us to share his books and tips about writing.
It’s an annual tradition to learn string figures at Harrison School. You may have enjoyed making string figures such as Jacob’s Ladder or playing Cat’s Cradle. Our librarian, Mrs. Holbrook, has taught us how to make these figures. Open this post to see pictures of Harrison students making string figures over the past thirteen years.
We were very lucky to have Opera Iowa visit Harrison to present The Three Little Pigs. Workshops were held before the performances to teach the students about various aspects of opera. Kindergarten, first, and second graders saw the opera in the morning and the rest of the students in the afternoon. A slideshow will appear when you open this
4th and 5th graders in the Harrison Harmony Choir performed Pirates: The Musical. It went along beautifully with our “Set Sail on a Learning Adventure” theme. They presented it in the afternoon to the classes and then to their families and friends that evening. Open this post to see a slideshow.
The second graders learned a lot about insects through a program presented by the Putnam Museum. The students will be making a trip to the museum later this spring. They will be viewing the 3-D movie that tells about monarch butterflies.
The Wood Orchestra performed at Harrison on Friday, March 1. They were encouraging the younger students to begin playing an instrument so they could do similar performances when they are students at Wood. Here is a video of the Stringman Rap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8QXeHhyu1k . (Right now this is only available to view on computers outside of school.)
The second graders celebrated Chinese New Year with a Dragon Parade. This may be the longest-running tradition at Harrison School, going back almost 30 years. Some parents of current second graders reminisced about when they were in the dragon. After the parade the classes continued their celebration with Chinese food.
The first graders in Mrs. Wallace’s class made Mardi Gras masks in Mrs. Foley’s art class to help Mrs. Coussens celebrate her last year at Harrison School. The picture shows Mrs. Coussens with the students.