In the after school newspaper class for 3-5th graders discuss newspaper basics like how newspapers are organized, what the sections are and how to get readers interested in them. This week we had reporter Jennifer Schuman from the Oak Leaves come talk to us about her job. The students loved hearing from a real life reporter and asked great questions to help them get started writing their own articles. This is a picture of our students and Jennifer.
The Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association came in at lunch for a presentation/demonstration for some of our 3-5 graders.
On November 8, 2011, students from Irving Elementary School donned hats of all shapes and sizes to raise money for cancer research. Through the school's "Hats Off For Cancer" event, which was organized by the student council, students had the opportunity to wear a hat all day in exchange for a one dollar donation. Thanks to their generous contributions, the students were able to show off their keen fashion sense and, more importantly, raised $225 for a worthy cause. Seventy-five percent of the proceeds from the event will benefit The Mario Lemieux Foundation, while the other 25 percent will be used to fund future student council projects.
The Irving Green Team's "Nature Art" program has students creating works of art inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. Photos of the student artwork will be sold at the Irving Craft Fair in December.
Every year in third grade, students at Irving study communities in Social Studies. After we learn the big ideas, we apply them by creating our own communities. This year the their effort, creativity, and enthusiasm was very impressive!