9:30 AM - 12:45 PM Humphrey & Eldred's K - classes / Field Trip to Hospital
8:45 AM - 1:50 PM 1st Grade Field Trip to W. W.'s Birthplace
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Edwards and Lowman K-classes Field Trip to Hospital
The gingerbread man was loose at McSwain this April. And what fun it was! McSwain had the privilege of visiting with author Laura Murray on Friday, April 5th. Laura is the author ofThe Gingerbread Man Loose in the School. Her second book, The Gingerbread Man Loose in the Fire Truck will be released in July. She presented 4 energetic and educational programs. Students received a behind-the-scenes peek at the process of writing and being an author. There was even time for some to participate in the “Sweet Treats Quiz Show” and for others to take part in “Where in the World is the Gingerbread Man?” Laura autographed books and took the time to talk individually with students at every opportunity. The excitement was amazing!
In celebration of National Poetry Month the students at McSwain joined others in Staunton by participating in the Roses-Are-Redder Poetry Contest sponsored by the Staunton Public Library. This project was organized by local storyteller, folk musician and poet, Bill Wellington. They learned some amazing things about poetry. Following the lesson everyone was invited to submit a “Roses are red” poem. The enthusiasm was incredible. Over 300 poems from students at all three elementary schools were entered in the contest. The winners were announced the evening of the poetry show, April 16, at the Staunton Public Library. The winners received a free copy of Bill Wellington’s new book, Roses are red, Outside it’s snowing. Inside my sneaker, There is something growing. They also had their poems read at the show. All poems will be on display at Staunton’s City Hall.