As part of Fire Safety Month, kindergarten students at Fairlawn Elementary School recently traveled to the central Fire Station near Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. Students learned about what to do if there is a fire and what equipment the firefighter may use. Students also got to see a firefighter in full gear to show not to be afraid of them if they see them in a fire. Students had already read about community workers and jobs as part of the Journeys curriculum. Students also wrote about their experience using a circle map. Their writing was an opinion piece about their favorite part of the trip.
Fairlawn Elementary School raised over $1,200 during a recent Pink Heals event to benefit local organizations that support cancer education, prevention, detection, treatment and research. Recently, a day was designated for students to wear “pink items” to school such as a pink shirt, pink pants/skirts, pink socks etc. The adults also participated and it was a fun way to help an important cause. Jennifer Ingersoll’s class raised the most money in the entire school and they will receive a pizza party provided by the Firefighters Benevolent. In addition, the school PTO has graciously agreed to provide pizza to the class at each grade level earning the most contributions. Congratulations to grade level classroom winners in kindergarten, Carol Hendricks; first grade Erika Stefani; second grade Becky Carranza; third grade Amy Raczkoski; fourth grade Cheryl Burleson; and fifth grade Jennifer Ingeroll.
The kindergarten students learn science through a hands-on experience making a pizza. The students were able to see matter change its shape and property through the process. Christina Silva-Mejias from Loutina’s Pizza helped the students make pizza. The students applied their sequence skills that they learned from reading “Pizza at Sally’s” a book about the steps someone takes to make pizza. After making pizza, the students used a flow map to write about the sequences to make a pizza. Pictured are William Kicklighter, left, and Kielan Holland.