Lemonade and Kool-Aid will also be available after Camp Adventure for the first week of camp.
Senora McDonald and Senora Elsa organized a wonderful Mexican celebration to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
Middle school students helped with the activities while prekindergarten through fifth grade students participated in them.
Our Spanish teachers talked about the Cinco de Mayo battle and why and how the day is celebrated around the world. The students played traditional Mexican games like “Loteria” and “Cola al Burro”, and they also got creative by making mustaches and paper flowers, took funny pictures and danced “la Macarena”.
Senora Elsa says, “It was really fun!”
By the looks of these pictures, we definitely agree!
Ms. Sarah’s kindergarten students changed up their recent Science lesson to learn about volcanoes after hearing the current news about the volcanoes in Hawaii.
The Jungle Cats did several mini-lessons throughout the day including learning what a volcano is and researching the biggest volcano known to man (which is another interesting fact as it’s on Mars!). The students also learned how islands are formed by underwater volcanoes.
The kids ended their day with a hands-on project as they made models of volcanoes with clay and used red construction paper to show flows and eruptions of lava.
Ms. Sarah says, “It was a great day filled with learning and excitement.”
It’s time to share our artwork with our friends!
All of our preschool and prekindergarten students are working on a project that focuses on drawing a character with a setting or background. The young students used crayon and water colors to make a water color resist.
Preschool and prekindergarten Art teacher Ms. S says the kids will continue studying backgrounds and setting which will help them learn how to design their own background for their end-of-the-year performance.
Below are pictures of Ms. Moriah’s prekindergarten Tiger class and Ms. Martha’s prekindergarten Eagle class, both sharing their artwork with friends.
Stay tuned to discover what our preschool and prekindergarten performance background will be!
This Friday, May 4, we will have a special Dress Down Day!
Liam Johnson, a TCDS alumni, is currently a freshman at Sahuaro High School. His brother Aiden is in eighth grade at TCDS, and his mother Mrs. Johnson is a guest teacher at our school.
As an Eagle Scout, Liam came up with a wonderful project for children who have cancer and are in the hospital – and he approached TCDS administration to see if our school could help with funding this project.
“My name is Liam Johnson, and I am working on my Eagle Scout Project. I am making comfort kits for children who are in the hospital fighting cancer. I decided on the name Kena’s Kits, because I followed a little girl’s journey from the day she was diagnosed to the day she passed away. I have gotten permission from Kena’s family to use her name and images for my project. My cousin was also diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on the same day as Kena and is currently in remission.
While following Kena’s and my cousin’s story, I learned a lot about what families go through, and I wanted to do something that makes their life a little easier or their stay feel more like home.
The bags are from ThirtyOne and are extremely durable. With the funds raised from the Dress Down Day, I will be filling the bags with age appropriate items such as:
Chap stick Stuff Animals Lipstick Gum Window Clings Soft blankets String to make bracelets Cozy Socks Soaps Hard Candies Journals Nail polish Any age appropriate toys/items –baby to 16 Coloring books Crossword puzzles Games – that can be played from bed Comics Action figures Rubik’s cubes Stress balls Model magic Joke books/Mad Libs Silly Putty
I have contacted Diamond Children’s Hospital here in Tucson, Arizona, where the bags will be donated. They are so excited for this project and are looking forward to see how many Kits I can assemble. If you are wanting to help sponsor a bag or fillers, you can make an additional donation at paypal.me/kenaskits or feel free to share with family and friends.”
Below, from left to right, (top) 1) Liam holds a Kena’s Kits bag, 2) The Kena’s Kits were named after Kena. (middle) 3) Some of the items which will go into a Kena’s Kits bag, 4) Kena’s Kits bag, (bottom)5) Liam has already been able to purchase several items to put in some Kena’s Kits bags.