First Grade is busy preparing for our Patriotic Performance on June 13th. We will be performing 10 songs with some choreographed surprises! In science we have been busy exploring Air and Weather through hands on exploration. We also can’t forget to mention that the Superkids are keeping us busy by sharing their stories and knowledge about Reading and Language Arts.
In May, spring concerts, our wax museum presentations, and the Philadelphia Zoo trip kept us busy.
The Spring concert helped us to connect science topics in our studies of “The Physics of Sound”. The Wax Museum project encompassed reading skills, listening/speaking, applying research skills, and great extensions into social studies. Great efforts and progress was seen. We continue to practice multiplication skills, and division has been introduced in math class. Recently, each class received chrome books to explore. We are having fun discovering new websites, and working together to extend our learning.
Fourth graders have been busy with their chorus, instrumental, and band concerts. Their class trip to the National Constitution Center was amazing! We visited the Liberty Bell right across the street!
We are busy preparing to be the first ‘graduating class’ of Tawanka Elementary on June 12!
It seems like we have something special to do every day during the month of May!
Over 100 students represented Tawanka with 85 pieces of artwork , from 30 different projects, in the District Art Show (DAS) which celebrates the unique talents of the students involved in the Neshaminy School District's Fine Arts Program from KDG-12th grade. The show was well attended and all of the artwork looked wonderful! Next year is the 30th anniversary of the DAS... if you have never been to the show, plan to bring the family next May!
Over 135 musicians put on quite a show Monday, May 15th for the families and the community in the Poquessing Middle School Auditorium. The orchestra, 4th grade chorus and beginner band’s hard work paid off as their performance had people in the audience humming and smiling. Congratulations Tawanka Musicians on a job well done!
4th Grade EarlyAct Club
EarlyAct Club: In March, Tawanka began its first EarlyAct Club. This school service club is run by our 4th graders and carries out service projects for the school, local, and international communities. The club is overseen by the Feasterville and Langhorne Rotary Clubs. Two service projects our students completed were a canned food drive servicing a local food bank, and the Dollars for Daisies Campaign servicing the Pediatric Wing at St. Mary Medical Center.
Congratulations to our first Team - Rowan Murray, Luke Murray, Jason Wilmot, Erin Pote, Maddie Shtino, Megan Miller, Justin Harris, Maya McGory, Hannah Olivera, and Grace Statchuk. Great job! We can't wait to see what our next group of fourth graders will accomplish!
Building Community Bridges: This is the first event with the Township Library of Lower Southampton. This fun family event will include a clown, a juggler, games, crafts, and story time with our staff. Even our eagle mascot will be available for “selfie” pictures. The event is June 3, 2017, from 5PM to 7PM at the library. I hope to see you there!
Reading Challenge: There were 75 families, friends, and Tawanka staff who attended the Soul game May 13th to support the winners of the reading challenge. Everyone had a fantastic time and the Soul won the game.