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Hiawatha Students Explore Colonial Times

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Fourth graders at Hiawatha Elementary School took a trip back in time to the Colonial era. Students dressed up as children would during the time period and participated in traditional games and activities. In the classroom, they used ink and quills to write and slates to practice math. The day immersed students in the time period and taught them all about life in the Colonies.

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Date Added: 6/1/2023

Career Day Parade at Hiawatha

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First graders at Hiawatha Elementary School paraded outside the building for the annual career day celebration. Students dressed up as what they want to be when they grow up. Several professions were represented – from police officers, to teachers, to doctors and astronauts. Students then performed songs for their families about dreaming big before marching back inside.

Date Added: 5/26/2023

Children’s Author Visits Hiawatha Kindergarteners

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Children’s book author Lawrence Dupkin recently visited kindergarten classes at Hiawatha Elementary School. Dupkin led a fun-filled read aloud of his book, “Jeb on the Farm,” that brought students inside his story. After students listened to the story, they had the opportunity to get copies of the book signed to bring home.

Date Added: 5/22/2023

PARP Celebrations

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Across the district, buildings are celebrating PARP, or Pick a Reading Partner. This year’s PARP theme at Hiawatha Elementary School was “Chill Out and Read!” Collectively, Hiawatha students read 70,313 minutes during a two-week span. Mrs. Smith’s class had the highest percentage of readers and as a result had the opportunity to pie the principal. Principal Joseph Watson dressed as a penguin to match this year’s theme and “got pied” in front of the entire school.

At Wenonah Elementary School, PARP kicked off with a fun-filled show from the Harlem Wizards. At the end of the PARP program, the basketball-themed celebration continued with an outdoor basketball game featuring teams of Wenonah teachers.

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Click here to view the Wenonah PARP slideshow.

Date Added: 4/6/2023