Fabrics, felt, paint, puffballs, and bling of many varieties were used to create third graders’ Mini-Museums. Inspired by a trip to the Allentown Art Museum and instructed by Mrs. Harshman and Sr. Yerrington, students creatively featured their favorite experiences so far this year. The evening began with student-delivered informative and eloquent introductions about the displays. Spoken in both Spanish and English, this set the stage for students to personally explain their four-quadrant museums and describe how it all tied to their highlights this year.
Additionally, activities presented in Spanish class for our English students (and vice versa) were also on display. Some of these lessons included creating tangram animals, flags depicting student beliefs and values, Picasso self-portraits and Holi artwork, to name a few.
Finally, the evening concluded with a Rube Goldberg-inspired contraption that spanned the entire stage in the auditorium. Using pulleys, levers and a lot of creativity, the students (in conjunction with Mr. Pomeroy and classroom teachers) successfully manipulated multiple laws of physics to catapult a rocket, pop a balloon, and sling a piece of crumpled paper into a waste basket. What a production!