Laura Thuerer, from the Dauphin County 4-H Seeing Eye, visited third grade students on November 10th. She presented with her current seeing eye dog in training named Trooper. Trooper is Laura’s 16th seeing eye dog that she has trained. Laura shared about the jobs and responsibilities that she and Trooper both have. Third graders are learning about service animals currently in their writing unit. This visit was able to create a deeper understanding of the many aspects that are involved when training and caring for a service animal. Students were able to ask questions and interact with Trooper at the end of the presentation.
Throughout October the 5th grade band, along with the middle school band programs, have been collecting socks as part of Kid President’s Socktober (Click HERE to view). The 5th grade band was extremely generous and collected 317 pairs of new socks to be donated to the Bethesda Mission in Harrisburg. Together with the middle school bands will collected over 1100 pairs of new socks! Mrs. Obielecki will be dropping off the socks tonight, just in time for the cold weather.
As an incentive, for every 100 pairs of socks collected by the 5th grade band, Mrs. Obielecki choose a random student to throw a coolwhip pie at her! So, this morning three fifth grade students all hit Mrs. Obielecki with pies. Check out the pictures below.
Students in the Primary Elementary School had a blast using cooperation skills to earn their “Ticket to Learning” that was locked inside a box. This 'Dr. Seuss' themed Breakout Edu game is similar to an escape room experience, but is played inside the classroom. The students were given 45 minutes to find clues around the classroom that would help them to open up a variety of locks such as a four-digit number lock, a three-digit number lock, a word lock and a hasp. The clues involved using maps, alphabet codes and even a UV light to read invisible ink in order to unlock the locks. The students used math, reading and reasoning skills. While we can’t give out specifics regarding the clues, it’s no secret that the kids did a great job thinking outside of the box to get into the box! This group broke out with less than 30 seconds to spare!