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Enrichment Week 2018 Was A Huge Success

This year's enrichment week titled, Camp Wanna-Be-A-Learner was a huge success! We could not have had such a great week without the funding and support of the PTA and donations you made to our coin drive! The students had so much fun learning all about new and exciting things that could ignite a passion and love of learning. Thank you to all of those people who came to offer fun and excitement for our students:

 

  • Ms. Horn, Officer Katie, and Mrs. Beard and countless volunteers- taught every student how to tie-dye a t-shirt
  • Tandy Leather Shop in Hoover- taught students to stamp leather
  • Foundry in a Box- Taught students how to melt tin and make their own metal casts for necklaces
  • Mrs. Fox- Helped students learn about the 84 million acres of National Parks we own as citizens of the U.S. and recognizing animal tracks they might see while hiking and being in nature
  • Coach Rand- Taught all students about archery skills and shooting an arrow
  • Bob Mitchell and Bass Pro Shop of Leeds- Taught students about fishing and casting
  • Rusted Roof Barn at Oak Mountain State Park- Brought two horses and taught students about them and how to care for them
  • Andy Baril from ACES (Alabama A&M and Auburn Cooperative Extension Services)- Taught students about tree identification that they might see on our new hiking trail
  • Samford Planetarium- Taught students about the solar system and stars through their mobile planetarium
  • Mrs. Richey, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Bartle, and Dr. Johnson all helped with guiding students as they went through each of the exciting rotations. 
  • Bobby Horton- Came and performed and taught students about songs of the south and some of the historical campfire songs
  • Fred Rains and the Birmingham Astronomical Society- Brought telescopes to Family Night and showed students close up views of the moon and stars
  • Mrs. Hoit and Coach Rand- Organized and helped students play a schoolwide game of Capture the Flag
  • Classroom Teachers- Taught students about wildflowers of Alabama and students created their own out of wire, made mini bows and arrows with the students, talked about the benefits of being out in nature and putting technology down, taught students how to make friendship and gimp bracelets, gave students time in the camp reading room, and made butter with the students and ate it while sharing what they were thankful for this season

We hope you ask your student what their most favorite part of the week was and perhaps continue their learning beyond this week!