Sunday, November 17, 2013
Houston's Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st-graders enjoyed a trip to the barnyard. Thanks to all of the hard work from the Talladega High School students, the annual Talladega High School Barnyard Day was a huge hit. The students' enjoyed riding horses, seeing and petting animals, face painting, a hayride, and tasty treats. What a fun way to spend a fall morning!
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Come visit Houston's Scholastic Book Fair. Books and novelty items will be for sale in the library, Nov. 12th - 18th. Items start at .50¢ and go up in price for bigger hardbacks. Students will have an opportunity to visit the book fair throughout the week to shop. Book fairs help support our library and provide a wide selection of quality books at reasonable prices for our students.
|Clifford came around to visit students to encourage them to come to Houston's Scholastic Book Fair.|
Monday, November 11, 2013
Students at Houston Elementary School in Talladega celebrated Fall by combining holiday celebrations with a host of educational experiences. Events included pumpkin literacy projects, a Halloween parade and pre-kindergarten trick-or-treating. The pumpkin literacy project encouraged family participation and collaboration in order to make a favorite book character come alive. The objective for this project was not only for the children, but to involve a child’s family and care-givers in his/her education. Through this project, Houston families created a plan, collaborated, had many conversations, and produced a final product that will stick in the child’s mind forever. This project was also a fun way to address several common core standards as thoughts were provoked, dialogue took place in the homes of our children, and engagement and creativity was put to the test. Hats off to Houston parents, relatives, friends, and especially our children on a job well done! The grand finish to the festivities was a second- through sixth-grade costume contest with 138 students participating. Overall winners are first place - Chorion, second place - Jonah, and third place - Aaliyah.
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