Our Kindergarten students took a trip to Ms. Heather's Pumpkin Patch and learned about how a pumpkin grows. They also picked their own pumpkins from the pumpkin patch, and learned how a pumpkin is carved. Students enjoyed some face painting, too! Thank you to all our families who joined us on this fun field trip!
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It's Mallet Madness week in music class for third and fifth graders! We are learning how to create a nice tone with correct posture and mallet position. We are also learning how to play high sounds, low sounds, and glissandos. Students have learned a rhythmic chant to help them know when it's time to move to the next instrument. Students noticed that their instruments were different sizes and made of wood and metal. One class had the chance to try out six different instruments!
We'll be using soprano, alto, and bass xylophones, soprano, alto and bass metallophones, as well as soprano and alto glockenspiels and the big bass bars.
In Mrs. Oswalt's 3rd grade reading classes last week, the students read a story about the ancient Japanese art of story telling called "Kamishbai Man". After reading the story they were assigned to work in groups to create a Kamishibai story from a well-known fairy tale.
I wanted to send a little reminder about the Vote for the Favorite Teacher Promotion by TJ Ribs. Our school has 12 teachers nominated to win the $1000.I have included the link to the page. You can also find it on TJ Rib's Facebook page.
Thank you for supporting our teachers! Good Luck!!
Did you know that the majority of kids in Louisiana are not engaging in the recommended amount of physical activity, which puts them at risk for a variety of chronic diseases? As the parent of a child between the ages of 10-12 years at BRCVPA, we want to let you know about a fun, new opportunity for your child to get active! Pennington Biomedical Research Center is offering GameSquad – an in-home physical activity program using active video games.
GameSquad is a 24-week research study that promotes physical activity through video games in the comfort of your own home. Participating children and a parent/guardian will only come to Pennington 3 times, for a screening visit and clinical assessments. Your child will be randomly assigned to one of two groups:
If you and your child are looking for a fun, exciting way to get active and “gate way” into a healthier lifestyle, join the GameSquad program! Children must be 10-12 years old and meet certain qualifications to participate. To sign up for GameSquad, please visit www.pbrc.edu/gamesquad or call 225-763-3000 to complete the screening process. For more information, feel free to call or email the project manager: Chelsea Hendrick at 225-763-2918 or Chelsea.Hendrick@pbrc.edu .
Thank you so much for your time and we hope you will join us in striving for a healthier and more active Louisiana!
Amanda E. Staiano, Ph.D.
Department of Preventive Medicine & Healthy Aging
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Louisiana State University
Monday, October 26th
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Have a great week Baton Rouge Center Families!
Learning to read can be fun at home, too! Ms. Mercil's writing clubs take BRCVPA Book Bags home to read and enjoy with their families. Here are some tips for improving both reading fluency and comprehension:
Students in Mrs. Young's class held a funeral for Christopher Columbus, complete with a touching eulogy, kleenex, and tears.
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