Parents, students and members of the staff at St. Elizabeth Catholic School celebrated learning in a fun and unique way this month.
"Our Celebration of Learning was intended as a way to help involve our parents in their children's learning and in the school environment," says Liz Gibson, Principal of St. Elizabeth Catholic School. "The evening was a success on both counts!"
Students designed, built and operated a "cardboard carnival" in the school gym. The games involved many opportunities for reading, writing, media literacy, oral communications, science, math and visual arts. Students collaborated with each other, both within their classes and across grades, to create the games.
"The cardboard carnival was in full swing during the evening, while we also held our parent-teacher conferences," says Mrs. Gibson. "Both before and after the interviews, parents and students visited the carnival, which helped to expand the purpose of the evening by making learning and important part of it. Our Celebration of Learning was a fun family event that turned out to be a tremendous success!"
The carnival food and prizes were also a big hit!
In the photo above, (L-R) Liz Gibson, Principal of St. Elizabeth Catholic School poses with students and Deb Crawford, Superintendent of Education, at one of the games for the St. Elizabeth cardboard carnival.