Field Day 2012
Night of the Arts
The Samuel R. Donald School held a Night of the Arts on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. We showcased an art show as well as the fourth grade music concert. Our families enjoyed circulating throughout the hallway and gym as they were greeted by art pieces created from our second through fourth grade students. The audience was entertained through instrumental, choral as well as soloist performances.
On Read Across America Day, March 2, 2012, the students at the Samuel R. Donald School were visited by author and illustrator, Mr. John Steven Gurney. Mr. Gurney has illustrated over 130 of America's most popular chapter books, including THE A to Z MYSTERIES, THE BAILEY SCHOOL KIDS, and the CALENDAR MYSTERIES. He is also the author and illustrator of the picture book DINOSAUR TRAIN. Mr. Gurney presented his information with clarity and humor, and showed a PowerPoint demonstrating the transition from beginning to the final copy of his work. He also shared the relationship between the illustrator, editor and author. The presentation concluded with Mr. Gurney guiding the children in independent "draw-along" activities. All SRD students were engaged and children walked away with knowledge and a self-made drawing.
SRD students also participated in anti- bullying activities, Donald Duos: Snuggle up with your Favorite Book, partner reading!
All children enjoyed the reading celebration!
Children enjoyed the Box Out Bullying Assembly which was held during Respect Week. Children discussed what to do if you are being bullied or see someone being bullied.
SRD students Reach for the Stars! Children create stars for a school wide bulletin board. Each star features individual student goals for the 2011-2012 school year.