May 14

K-12 School

Kelsey was blessed to attend private school from kindergarten through high school and I witnessed first hand children developing life-long friendships as they traveled through lower school, middle school, and then high school together.

In this picture, Kelsey and two of her best friends are graduating from kindergarten.  This weekend, we celebrated their college graduations from Furman, Georgia Tech, and Belmont.

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May 12

CRN Service Project

A representative from CRN (Childrens Restoration Network) visited our class to explain the mission of this wonderful organization and the ways in which we can support their goal to enable homeless women and children.  Please visit this link to find out more about CRN.

Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to make 10 birthday baskets with everything a mother would need to throw a birthday party for her child.  The baskets were filled with cake mix, frosting, candles, wrapping paper, a birthday card, paper products, a gift card, and lots of other small items to make a child’s birthday special.  The children assembled the baskets and presented them to the CRN representative.

 

May 9

Tangrams

A  tangram is a traditional Chinese puzzle made of a square divided into seven pieces (one parallelogram, one square and five triangles) that can be arranged to create designs.

Legend has it that long ago in China there lived a man named Tan.  He dropped a beautiful ceramic tile, his most prized possession, and it broke into seven geometric pieces.  He spent the rest of his life trying to put it back together.

The first challenge was to take a set of tans and make a square.  I was very impressed with the children’s perseverance.  Congratulations to Brandon and Mitchell for being the first two to make the square.  In the video below, Mason’s brother demonstrates how to put the tans back together. (Taken May 2012)

Go here to play with tangrams online:

Tangram Puzzles (ABCYa)