The sixth graders have been working hard to complete their end of semester project setting up a micro-business to raise money to buy toys for the local Toys for Tots. They will be hosting a fundraising sale during lunch on December 7th. All students will have the opportunity to purchase cookies, lollipops, bracelets, paintings and more during their lunchtime. Most items will be priced at $2 and under and the sixth grade students are excited about raising money for toys for less fortunate children in our community.
The local Toys For Tots was burglarized and lost $25,000 donations and they are behind on collecting toys for many of the needy children in our community. Toys they collect stay in our community and will be given to children who live in poverty in Augusta and who may not receive many holiday gifts without community support.
Please support our sixth grade fundraising sale this Thursday, December 7th!
On Friday, December 1st, morning the 3rd graders presented their culminating projects for the book, The Best School Year Ever. The students have been diligently working on their projects at home and at school. The students presented Imovies, diorama scenes, and memory boxes or bags to their classmates. In addition to the presentations, the students took time to enjoy special snack. It just so happened to be a snack that many of the book characters also enjoyed! The students left the classroom with a special reminder of the book, not in their hands but on their arms.
In the book, the students shared compliments about each of their classmates. Earlier in the school year, the third graders did the same activity. The last scene in the book tells the reader that Imogene Herdman told Beth Bradley to write a particular compliment on Imogene’s arm. Imogene’s favorite received compliment was – resourceful.
To mimic that activity, Beth Bradley showed up today to do the same thing for all of the students. No doubt this may be one of the third grade’s FAVORITE books!
Second grade participated in a toy drive to benefit the Christmas House at Fort Gordon. The Christmas House provides free toys to military families who need a little extra help during the holidays. The soldiers and their spouses actually get to “go shopping” at the Christmas House and pick out toys for their children. This year the Christmas House is helping over 500 children! A big thank you to our EDS second graders and their parents for helping with this wonderful project!
During their first trip to Flowing Wells Campus first grade had a scavenger hunt, weeded their 8 beds, and planted lettuce and carrots. Before the Thanksgiving Break they checked on their beds to measure growth (if there is any) and took pictures. Melissa Heckathorn came out to teach them some gardening words in Spanish.
Kindergarten went to the Brandon Wilde retirement community to sing Christmas songs for them. Tara Scheyer met us out there and she led the program. They sang the same songs that we will sing for our Christmas Concert this coming Monday. Kindergarten has been doing this for many years. Eliza McCutcheon’s great grandmother lives there so that was a special connection this year! The children also colored pictures of baby Jesus and passed them out to the residents at the end of the program.