This last week marked the end to our first quarter of school…and it was quite a busy one at that. We started out on Monday by having visitors from the first department come to our school to discuss fire safety awareness month. Student get a chance to get up close with a fire truck and learn some basic safety skills along the way. I have to admit that it was pretty cool to watch the excitement in our kids when they had the opportunity to interact with our local fire fighters.

This past week was also a big week for health awareness for us as well. In the same day that the firefighters came to visit, we also had a visit from a local organization called Apple Seeds, Inc. The purpose for this visit was to provide a apple tasting for our students and give them the opportunity to try fruit that was grown locally in Northwest Arkansas. One day later, our PE coaches arranged a visit from Southwest Dairy Farms to come and discuss the importance of dairy to our diets. They also provided some cool information about the milking process as well as put on a show by giving us a demonstration of the milking process.

Lastly, I got the opportunity to spend a lot of time in the classroom this week. If there is one negative to my new job as an administrator, that is that I do not get the chance to work with kids as closely as I did as a teacher. This week was very refreshing for me because it reminded me of what I got into this profession for. Being in the classroom in the classroom this week was just what I needed and put a nice bow on what has been an exciting first quarter of the school year.

Mr. McClung

One thought on “Wrapping Up The First Quarter”

  1. Wow, that is great how many people showed up to give demonstrations that all coordinated with “healthy living.” Recently, at the University of South Alabama, we worked on a group project that cooperated with all other content areas. This would be another way to use interdisciplinary skills. Also, I think students learn so much more when they are allowed to see it in action versus being in a classroom setting.

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