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Celebration of Learning

Celebration of Learning

celebration of schoolsShell Knob held their 2nd annual Celebration of Learning Thursday, 11/8/2018 at 6:00pm. The Celebration of Learning is to show students’ every day work. 5th-8th grade students have been working in their classrooms since August and this evening was to showcase some of what they have learned.

he evening was kicked off by the 5th grade beginner band who played selections from their method book, Measures of Success, Book One.  After the fifth grade, the guitar class played three song selections. Sound of Silence, Eleanor Rigby, and Say You Won’t Let Go.  Last but not least, the middle school band played two selection: Der Erlkönig composed by Scott Watson and The Tell-Tale Heart composed by Michael Story.  The evening’s musical portion ended with The Star Spangle Banner arranged by Robert W. Smith.

celebration of schoolsAfter the band’s performance parents, students and family members were able to view the work students had on display while munching on delicious cookies and hot cocoa provided by the kitchen staff.

 celebration of schoolsThe art class displayed work that demonstrated basic art design and principles for 5th and 6th grade, plus basic elements of art and principles of design for 7th and 8th grade.

The P.E. exhibits demonstrated learning from health class. The students created their own game with materials, directions and all.

Social Studies displayed material which included 6th grade Ancient Civilization maps, 7th grade ecosystems, and cultures, and 8th grade European Exploration of the Americas and early American Colonies was on exhibit.

The Science classes demonstrated their learning with measuring in the metric system in 6th grade. While 7th grade showcased stories students wrote about an imaginary trip through the atmosphere. Last 8th grade presented models of Earth’s spheres.

Communication Arts exhibited their portfolios. 6th grade had three artifacts; their research presentation, their artistic story summaries, and their compare/contrast paragraphs. 7th grade had two pieces in their portfolio. Theirresearch project on selected elements from, “Three Skeleton Key” and their artistic summary of the material on The Women’s Suffrage Movement. 7th grade is writing a competition piece for Daughters of the American Revolution. 8th grade’s portfolios contained several final writing pieces. (An argument essay, 2 artistic summaries, and Patriot’s Pen competition piece).

5th grade students created brochures to showcase their learning about the 50 American states. The brochures were judged by teachers, staff, and students. Randa Johnson won 1st place. Emma Pryor won 2nd place and Raigan Crumb won 3rd place. All brochures had specific elements from each state. (Historical parks, monuments, attractions, state symbol, flags, and maps. To name a few).

The evening was a learning extravaganza showcasing all students work in various classes and disciplines. Thank you for all who attended and all the hard work by our students.