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January 2018 Newsletter
'Tis Better to Give than to Receive
Board of Education
Fowler's First Christmas Festival was a Success!
Fowler Legacy Foundation
Fowler Community Alliance
Jeff & Caty Zortman
Mrs. Federau and the Ag Structures class
Lisa Rosebeary and Tammy Smith
Fowler's Elementary Teachers
Dave Weber and Donie Shumard
Dr. Joel Thomas
St. Anthony's Catholic Women
Meade County Economic Development
Dennis McDowell and Dave Salmon
City of Fowler
FFA Chapter Signed Charter with State Officers
December Project Week
Middle School Ice Skating Reward
3rd Grade Language Arts Project
3rd Grade students were busy before Christmas studying The Origin of Gingerfolk. It is a Folklore story about the origin of gingerbread that dates back to when the Greeks and Egyptians used ginger for medicine for stomach aches and how it was transported to Europe from the Middle East by soldiers returning from the crusades in the 11th Century.
At first, Catholic Monks used these spices to make “gingerbread” for special occasions such as holidays or festivals. The ginger spice was very expensive and therefore was only used by very few people. As the price of the spice dropped, gingerbread became more popular in Europe. Queen Elizabeth of England was the first acknowledged for making the first gingerbread man.
Gingerbread became very popular in the city of Nuremburg, Germany which is the town known today for its gingerbread and its gingerbread houses. They were inspired by the witch’s house in the famous German fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel written by the Brother’s Grimm in the 1800’s.
The tradition of baking gingerbread cookies and making gingerbread houses for Christmas soon spread to America by the early European settlers. After the students read the story of The Origin of Gingerfolk, worked on their daily worksheets, and listened to a teacher read aloud of Grimms’ Hansel and Gretal, they constructed gingerbread houses and make candy canes. The 3rd grade class wishes everyone in Fowler a very happy and safe holiday season.
4th Grade Language Arts Project
January 2018 Breakfast Menu - This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer
January 2018 Lunch Menu. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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